Well, it’s been a long journey but we finally made it…
RADVISION SCOPIA Video Gateway for Microsoft Lync is now officially qualified for deployment with Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. In fact, the SCOPIA Video Gateway is the FIRST and ONLY device that has ever been qualified for Microsoft Lync deployments.
Just about every business I know uses Microsoft, and most of them are turning to Lync to as their UC platform of choice. At the same time, there are more than two million video conference systems deployed, and there’s bound to be plenty of overlap there. Not everyone realizes that these two worlds – traditional video and the newer world of unified communications – do not have to live in mutual exclusivity. Not only can these worlds collide – they should! And it can be done seamlessly using the SCOPIA Video Gateway.
You’ve probably heard that some vendors are developing new room systems specifically for Lync. And while this type of integration is great, it doesn’t mean you need to throw away or disregard your existing video when using Lync. Wainhouse Research recently published a white paper on video conferencing with Microsoft Lync. The paper highlights the various approaches and can help you decide which approach is best for your company. You can register for a copy of the paper here .
A high-quality experience using your existing assets
RADVISION designed the SCOPIA Video Gateway with our customers’ needs in mind. We emphasize the end-user experience so that incorporating your video systems into Lync is intuitive and easy-to-use. Your room and desktop systems will show up in your contact list with presence information, click-to-call capabilities, etc. As a result, Lync users can easily make a high definition video call to any standard-based video conferencing device and telepresence system available out there. To see how simple and seamless this all is, check out our demonstration video on YouTube .
So before you invest in new video systems, make sure you know all your options and if possible, increase the ROI of your existing video network. You’ll love the experience, and your CIO will love the savings you incur by taking this approach
Want to learn more?
The qualification details can be found on the official Microsoft website .
RADVISION will be showcasing the SCOPIA Video Gateway for Microsoft Lync in the end of this month at the ISE 2012 exhibition in Amsterdam. Come visit us in booth #12B86, Hall 12.
We’ll also be at Enterprise Connect in Orlando, March 26-29. Hope to see you there!