Saturday, 23 September 2017

Genband, NextPlane to federate UC, collaboration services

Genband
Tuesday 21 April 15

GENBAND, a leading provider of real-time solutions, today announced that it has extended its Smart Office™ UC solutions to support NextPlane’s UC federation service, UC Exchange. With NextPlane UC Exchange, Smart Office users can connect, communicate, and collaborate with more than 250 federation-ready organizations and 1,000 UC domains around the world. &ldquo…

GENBAND, a leading provider of real-time solutions, today announced that it has extended its Smart Office™ UC solutions to support NextPlane’s UC federation service, UC Exchange. With NextPlane UC Exchange, Smart Office users can connect, communicate, and collaborate with more than 250 federation-ready organizations and 1,000 UC domains around the world.

“GENBAND has always been committed to open solutions,” said Patrick Joggerst, GENBAND’s EVP and Chief Marketing Officer. “By joining NextPlane’s growing UC Exchange we’re delivering on the promise of seamless, real-time collaboration with business partners, supply chain vendors, third-party suppliers and customers as if they are all on the same platform, helping to simplify business processes and realize value.”

NextPlane’s UC Exchange Service is the fastest-growing, cloud-based community of federation-ready organizations. As a platform member of UC Exchange, GENBAND can now enable its customers to participate in secure, federated and collaborative business communities while bypassing the associated technical challenges.

“We’re thrilled to welcome GENBAND into our growing community. They have consistently embraced open standards, and we are sure that their customers including enterprises, service providers and Nuvia Cloud users will all benefit,” added Farzin Shahidi, CEO, NextPlane. “Enhancing UC Exchange to federate with GENBAND’s Smart Office solution and their EXPERiUS Application Server is a natural fit for both organizations.”

Key takeaways:
• GENBAND is joining the NextPlane UC Exchange, which already numbers more than 250 federation-ready organizations and 1000 UC domains around the world.
• NextPlane’s UC Exchange enables end-users to engage their business associates across different organizations via real-time communication, using instant messaging, presence and multi-party chat.
• The NextPlane UC Exchange Federation Service enables seamless collaboration regardless of device or location and connects a broad range of UC platforms, including GENBAND Smart Office; Microsoft Office® 365, Lync 2013 and 2010, OCS 2007 R1 and R2; Cisco WebEx Messenger, Unified Communication Manager IM and Presence Service, and Jabber XCP; IBM Sametime; Unify OpenScape®; Broadsoft Cloud One®; OpenFire and virtually any other UC platform.
• Smart Office users can further leverage the UC Exchange services to escalate their federated chat sessions into secure HD-quality voice or video calls without having to install another organization’s client or move to unsecure public services in order to collaborate.
• Service Providers leveraging GENBAND-powered networks can offer the NextPlane service to their hosted customers while enterprises or Nuvia Cloud UC users can acquire the service to extend collaboration services to their business partners and peer communities.


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