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TMCNet:  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

[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)--

Blue 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 sharing capabilities."

"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 lync@bluejeans.com.

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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