BT cloud based videoconferencing offers full interoperability

BT Conferencing announced the expansion of
its cloud-based videoconferencing service to allow full global

This enhancement increases the range of
devices that can be used in meetings.  Organizations can use standard or
high definition endpoints ranging from telepresence suites to mobile devices,
enterprise desktop units and web cameras. 

The service supports the videoconferencing
industry’s standards (SIP, H.323 and H.320) enabling video meetings to be
launched and controlled using a mix of legacy and new devices on the same

Originally delivered by BT in 2010 as a
managed service for customers, interoperability is now a standard capability
within BT’s Global Video Exchange family of services. This means it can be
incorporated in popular video applications such as everyday business meetings,
business-to-business calls, overflow capacity for internal meetings, and
large-scale multimedia events.

With more than 50,000 registered
conferencing sites around the world, BT exchange customers now have additional
connectivity opportunities to extend their reach and maximize their video
investment whether it is via per minute or flat rate pricing plans.

“BT’s Interoperability services help
customers to receive a greater return on their investment, by reducing the need
for travel. As part of our Global Video Exchange family of services,
organizations can now connect to different video endpoint technology both
within and outside of their enterprise, giving them the advantage of meeting
with whomever they wish, regardless of where they are,” said Richard Lowe, CEO,
BT Conferencing.

“By extending the reach, quality, and
effectiveness of communications, we are offering a real alternative to how
organizations collaborate with colleagues, customers, suppliers, and partners
by helping drive productivity, lowering carbon emissions, and reducing travel
costs thereby transforming business,” Lowe added.

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