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June 06, 2012

AGT Integrates Microsoft Lync into Mobile Video Conferencing Platform


By Madhubanti Rudra
TMCnet Contributor

In its commitment to support the mobile workforce, Applied Global Technologies (News - Alert) (AGT), the managed services and Unified Communications technology provider for interactive and mobile video conferencing solutions, introduced the direct dial B2B mobile video connection for Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync, an industry first. 


In the era of mobile workforce and BYOD, business-to-business video conferencing has become more important than ever. While most of the mobile video solutions work well inside the user’s network, typically collapse in the B2B environment. AGT’s EncoreB2B has been developed as a mobile video platform that attaches to existing Cisco and Polycom (News - Alert) infrastructure and supports scalable mobile video conferencing and B2B connectivity with the Mobile Pathway Protocol. These enable secure connectivity and interoperability between mobile devices and HD video systems, regardless of location or device.

With the added Microsoft Lync integration, Lync users can now receive direct dial video calls at their desks from mobile devices located on any network, AGT clarified in a press release.

Thousands of enterprises adopting Microsoft Lync will benefit from the integration of Microsoft Lync into Encore B2B. It tends to create a B2B solution that brings the benefits of mobility right to the desktop, the company claimed.

By downloading EncoreB2B's free mobile video app, mobile device users can connect with Lync clients in the business-to-business environment. On the other hand, the desktop users can connect with remote employees, the organization's supply chain and target sales markets. All these are expected to help enterprises to maximize the potentials of mobility.

Microsoft Lync integration complements EncoreB2B's exclusive Mobile Pathway Protocol, the industry's only firewall traversal that does not require special firewall devices, system registration or IT configuration. By leveraging already open and secure standard web ports, Mobile Pathway enables secure connectivity and interoperability between mobile devices, HD video systems and Microsoft Lync clients.

Last year, AGT introduced PerfectMeetings Video for enterprise and government workers, to enable the virtualization of enterprise video conferencing platforms.




Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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