Tandberg, a visual communications company, has announced a new solution that integrates with Microsoft Office Communicator to provide rich video capabilities. With the combined solution, users of Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 and Communicator can launch video calls using the Communicator interface. Future releases will enable video calls to be launched from within a Microsoft Office application, facilitating collaboration on documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Tandberg’s integration also brings PC-based video users into the same network as the rest of the Tandberg Solution. PC users can utilize Communicator as a software video codec and connect with Tandberg’s end-to-end solution. Regardless of location, participants can be engaged visually in the same meeting and can have access to multipoint conferencing, presentation-sharing, and security features.
Live Communications Server and Communicator integrate numerous communications tools and capabilities with existing productivity applications. They enhance collaboration by monitoring individuals’ presence and routing communications based on their personal preferences.
[Via Collaboration Loop]