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John Del Pizzo 270001QBN7 email@example.com Tags:  cisco sametime_unified_telephon... 2,996 Visits
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A few weeks ago, Julie told you a little about the new Sametime Unified Telephony Lite Client license that was announced with Sametime 8.5.2. "SUT Lite" is an add-on option for Sametime Standard or Advanced that turns your Connect Client into a basic softphone. When linked to a certified PBX or video environment through a SIP trunk, you can make and receive both voice and video calls without ever leaving Sametime.
Today our friends at Cisco told me about a new Youtube video they made that shows this working with an EX90 endpoint. The trunk is between the Sametime Media Manager and the Cisco VCS. The user enters the appropriate SIP URI (ie: phone number) into Sametime or the EX90 and the user receiving the call answers as they normally would. Video can be full screen and up to 720p. What's not shown in the video is that you can also join an immersive meeting by dialing into the Cisco Telepresence Server as well.
A full list of certified environments is available in the Sametime Wiki (what used to be known as the Information Center).
Jacques Pavlenyi 1000002W2A firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  ucoms microsoft #ucoms cisco avaya zeus ibm interoperability business-partner-tuesdays kerravala 2,229 Visits
A very timely article from Zeus Kerravala of Yankee Group, "UC Vendors Must Step Up Interoperability" (link to TechTarget). It's a nice independent validation of the strategy IBM believes is right for not only our clients, but is critical for the continued growth of the unified communications marketplace. A few key quotes:
You can get a look at more details on how IBM supports a robust developer community in the Lotus domain of IBM developerWorks, and a robust Lotus channel in IBM PartnerWorld. With over 400 Business Partners (and growing) who integrate with Sametime, we can proudly point to our leadership in moving integration and interoperability forward for unified communications.