June 19, 2014
Tata Communications this week launched the latest version of jamvee, its unified communications platform. Built on Tata Communications’ global Tier 1 network, the company says jamvee “brings together any client software and device on a single platform providing an agnostic, secure, unified communications service.”
It added that this enables easier intra and inter-company collaboration as employees, suppliers and customers can now get together via any combination of audio, video or messaging and share content in groups across any device or through a browser.
“In today’s global work environment, there is as much need to communicate and collaborate outside the organization as there is inside,” the company said in a release.
“To do this you need to integrate business collaboration tools with corporate and end-user devices. However, lack of interoperability, particularly when it comes to video, desktop sharing and collaboration tools, has acted as a barrier to true collaboration.
“The jamvee Unified Communications platform has been designed with interoperability at its core. Using open APIs such as WebRTC (it) allows users to use the same enterprise grade clients they use internally to communicate with external parties
Bill Haskins, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research, said the firm’s survey data shows that many IT decision makers are working to integrate UC-enabled desktops with existing room systems and increase the benefits of business-to-business federation
“By delivering this experience as a service and from within Tata Communications’ multi-carrier Global Meeting Exchange, customers can gain the advantage of turnkey provisioning and quality of service without the need for additional equipment or circuit installation.”
Tata worked with technology partners including Acano and Synergy SKY to develop the new platform which now includes an always-on collaborative workspace where virtual teams can meet, share documents and show video in real-time.