Vidtel’s industry-first Gateway solution extends IOCOM’s video conferencing and Web collaboration services to a greater variety of enterprise and consumer endpoints
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 – Vidtel today announced the first cloud video conferencing and Web collaboration provider, IOCOM, to team with Vidtel so that any combination of IOCOM, Skype, GoogleTalk, H.323 and SIP participants can join an IOCOM Web collaboration session from mobile devices, PCs/Macs and telepresence suites with Vidtel Gateway.
IOCOM is a leading provider of universal video conferencing and collaboration solutions supporting an unlimited number of meeting participants and, unlike other video conferencing solutions, does not require users to be granted permission to speak or share data. Providing HD quality video and unlimited data sharing, IOCOM’s Visimeet works on desktops, laptops and mobile devices and can easily integrate with large Cisco or Polycom room systems.
The Vidtel Gateway service, which debuted this week at InfoComm, is an industry-first solution that enables enterprises, video conferencing service providers and VARs to maximize their investment in MCUs and video bridges by adding Skype and GoogleTalk connectivity. With the Vidtel partnership Visimeet users will now be able to join in meetings with users of Skype and GoogleTalk, including via desktop PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets.
As a result, IOCOM now can provide enterprises of any size with a cost-effective, low-complexity way to include more employees, business partners and customers in virtual meetings. Those benefits – including increased employee productivity – apply equally to office workers, telecommuters and mobile employees, maximizing IOCOM customers’ investments in video conferencing and Web collaboration.
“IOCOM has made an industry-leading move by opening up their Web-based video conferencing system to GoogleTalk and Skype, as well as further expanding the reach of their existing H.323 and SIP integrations,” said Vidtel CEO Scott Wharton. “IOCOM’s integration with Vidtel Gateway gives people a choice. Instead of forcing them to view postage stamp-sized images on their PCs, they can join IOCOM’s Visimeet conferences from their high-end systems, and it also lets people join using GoogleTalk or Skype.”
“Vidtel’s Gateway solution is unique in the marketplace as it complements and augments our existing solution, opening up Web-based collaboration to include anyone’s chosen video conferencing method,” said Jim Miller, IOCOM EVP of Sales and Marketing. “With Vidtel, IOCOM’s solution is readily available, not just to those with IOCOM software, but the hundreds of millions of Skype and enterprise system users, too.”
For more information about Vidtel Gateway, including demos, visit Vidtel at InfoComm booth No. N1613. IOCOM will be demoing Visimeet in booth N2612.