|[February 20, 2013]
Blue Jeans Network First To Offer Microsoft Lync Users Ability to Share Their Desktop Content With Cisco, Polycom, and Other Mobile, Desktop, and Room-based Video Conferencing Solutions
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Jeans Network, the leader in interoperable video conferencing
services, today announced the availability of bi-directional HD desktop
sharing for its growing base of Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync users.
Since Lync support was first introduced by Blue Jeans in 2012 it has
become a popular option for customers looking to connect their Lync
users to non-Lync users inside and outside their organization for
multi-party video collaboration. This includes colleagues using Cisco (News - Alert) or
Polycom video conference rooms, as well as remote workers, partners, and
customers on the many desktop or mobile video collaboration solutions
already supported by Blue Jeans, including any browser, Skype, Cisco
Jabber, Google (News - Alert) Video Chat, and more.
"Tens of thousands of Lync endpoints have already participated in Blue
Jeans meetings," said Stu Aaron, Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Jeans
Network. "Up until now these Lync users could easily join the meetings,
to see and be seen, and could receive desktop content shared by other,
non-Lync, devices. With this new bi-directional HD desktop sharing
feature, Lync users can now also share their own desktop content,
including presentations and other documents, the way they are used to,
in high definition with other meeting participants."
Blue Jeans is the first and only vendor offering this multi-party
bi-directional content sharing capability between Lync users and
non-Lync users without requiring any special on-premise hardware or
software to buy, manage, or maintain. The Blue Jeans bi-directional HD
desktop screen for Lync functionality is fully implemented in the Blue
Jeans cloud and is included with every subscription.
"We use Blue Jeans in order to extend our Lync deployment to easily
interoperate with our room-based systems," according to Andy Brezinsky,
Director of Engineering at Milwaukee, WI-based Corvisa Services. "In
addition to across-the-board video conferencing which helps us to
improve communication between employees and partners in multiple offices
and multiple states, today's announcement from Blue Jeans will also
allow us to extend collaboration by leveraging Blue Jean's desktop
"Whether it is SMBs trying to integrate room-based video conferencing
systems with Microsoft Office 365, or large enterprises looking to have
Lync deployments communicate with existing Cisco or Polycom (News - Alert) hardware,
Blue Jeans acts as a simple, reliable, and scalable solution to allow
businesses large and small to benefit from interoperable video
conferencing without the headaches of on-premise solutions," said Neil
Setchell, CEO of ExtraTeam a Pleasanton, CA (News - Alert)-based technology consulting
firm, systems integrator, and Blue Jeans partner.
For more information or to see the new Lync functionality, please visit bluejeans.com/microsoft-lync.
To schedule an in-person demonstration at the Lync Conference 2013 on
February 20-21 in San Diego, CA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Blue Jeans Network
At Blue Jeans Network, our mission is to make video communications as
easy and pervasive as audio communications, enabling more effective
collaboration at work, at home, and on the road. Our cloud-based
conferencing service makes this possible by enabling customers to
connect with each other seamlessly any time, anywhere, and from
practically any device. The Blue Jeans Network extends high quality
video communications beyond the traditional boundaries of specialized
conference rooms and into the mainstream, allowing individuals and
employees throughout an enterprise to interact more effectively with
each other, and with their customers, partners, suppliers, family, and
friends. Blue Jeans Network is a private company headquartered in
Mountain View, California. For more information go to: http://bluejeans.com
or follow the company @BlueJeansNet.
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