Polycom, a provider of open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), has announced interoperability with BroadSoft UC services across Polycom VVX Business Media Phone portfolio.
It is hoped that this will enable Internet telephony providers to now offer enhancements to directory and presence features.
Initially available on PolycomVVX500 and 600 in the first quarter of this year, the company also recently expanded support for BroadSoft's UC services for the Polycom VVX 300 and 400 models. The support for BroadSoft UC services is hoped to simplify the enterprise experience, providing a richer feature set for small and medium-sized customers, making users more productive with High Definition (HD) voice and video capabilities. The announcement was made at BroadSoft Connections 2013 users' conference taking place this week at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Gary Testa, VP, Global Cloud and Service Provider Solutions Group, Polycom, said: "Polycom and BroadSoft have a long-standing history of empowering service providers to create services and offerings that allow organisations of any size to capitalise on life-like video and voice communications to make faster and better decisions, increase productivity, and reduce costs.
"The added support for BroadSoft's UC services across the Polycom VVX Business Media Phone portfolio creates a significant opportunity for service providers to further expand their hosted and managed service portfolios so that they can continue to deliver greater business value to their customers."
Michael Tessler, chief executive officer, BroadSoft, said: "Our UC-One platform includes an integrated Unified Communications solution that is specifically designed with all of the critical elements service providers require to easily deliver cloud-based UC services. By enabling desktop and mobile voice, video, presence and additional UC features on Polycom's VVX Business Media Phones, we are further enhancing the productivity of individual users."
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