Video Conferencing Interoperability a Goal

Recent interoperability and cross-company video service announcements

A slew of recent interoperability and cross-company video service announcements from Avaya, BT, Cisco, HP, LifeSize, Polycom, Reliance Globalcom, and Vidtel all serve to underscore the growing momentum behind expanding video conferencing beyond vendor and enterprise boundaries.

Nemertes finds that more than 75% of companies now use video conferencing system. Thanks to falling costs, improving quality, and the need to reduce travel, interest and usage is growing. Enabling integration of video conferencing systems both inside the company as part of a UC architecture, and outside the firewall to support cross-company collaboration is a key requirement to a successful video conferencing deployment.

Enterprises can now use interoperability as a key buying criteria when purchasing video conferencing systems.

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