New cloud service for videoconferencing with Skype: UC Point.

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* Navigation in familiar conferencing layout

* Easy integration of documents and presentations

* No local installation necessary

UC Point, a global provider of Unified Communication & Collaboration and Office 365 services, is introducing a new interoperability solution to considerably increase user experience during video conferencing sessions. UC-Interop seamlessly connects conferencing platforms and devices from different providers with Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business. Unlike conventional bridging solutions, UC-Interop enables participants to join meetings with a single click and enjoy significantly improved bandwidth consumption. In addition, users benefit from the same native content sharing feature--regardless the conferencing platform being used. UC Point is offering UC-Interop as a Managed Service with modular support options in an affordable pay-as-you-need licensing model.

The importance of online meetings as an integral part of business communications in the modern workplace continues to increase. According to a recent study, Gartner Group predicts the usage of video conferencing will grow by 400 per cent by 2019. The greatest challenge IT managers face is accomplishing the integration of various collaboration platforms and devices--all from different vendors. In addition, conferencing room systems, which are generally attributed with a considerable investment, need to now interface with modern solutions such Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business.

UC Point is now offering a simple, affordable, and worldwide Microsoft Office 365 certified solution for conferencing platforms--regardless if they are hosted on premise, hybrid or in the cloud. UC-Interop allows users from established platforms, such as Avaya, Cisco, Lifesize, and Polycom to join Skype for Business meetings in a single click. UC-Interop does not require IT Administrators to perform any additional installations and the server capacities of the conferencing units are optimally utilized. This is a significant difference to conventional bridging solutions that otherwise require more time...

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