Orange launches cloud access for tablet
New York, February 25, 2013
Orange Business Services has announced the launch of access to its cloud-based Open Videopresence from a tablet or mobile device with the Orange Video Meeting mobile application.
Available for both Android and Apple devices, the Orange Video Meeting app, powered by Scopia Mobile technology from Radvision, an Avaya Company, enables attendees to actively participate in videoconferencing sessions initiated through Orange Business Services’ Open Videopresence, which relies on Scopia Infrastructure, a statement from the company said.
Available in 107 countries, Open Videopresence already allows meetings to combine equipment from the market’s major vendors, including various types of videoconference rooms, desktops and possibly telepresence rooms, on any network. PC and Mac access use the Scopia Desktop light and full-featured conferencing client from Radvision.
Orange Video Meeting is available for free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading the app, participants – whether they are employees, customers or partners – can easily join a videoconferencing session by clicking an e-mail link or through a mobile device calendar invitation.
The smart URL will detect the device the participant is using and open the appropriate application to join the conference, the statement said.
“Enabling video access whatever the device and the location is key to developing video usage,” said Eric Monchy, vice president of Videoconferencing, Orange Business Services. “Making access equally easy for employees, customers and partners, regardless of device or location, makes video conferencing a go-to collaboration tool and not one that is reserved for special meetings.”
“Orange Video Meeting, powered by Scopia Mobile from Radvision, enables one-touch remote access to videoconferencing in today's environment of ‘bring your own device’ and mobile workforces.”
Using Orange Video Meeting enables users to fully participate through their personal or professional mobile device or tablet as they would at their desktops, the statement said. Scopia Mobile is the industry's first standards-based mobile video application to enable HD video conferencing.
With Scopia Mobile technology embedded in Orange Video Meeting, participants can fully collaborate with audio, HD video and data sharing. If they are moderators, they can directly control and manage conferences from their mobile devices, like if they were in a conference room or at their desktop.
“Cloud-based video services offer tremendous value to businesses of any size, and Orange Business Services is taking a leading role in offering robust hosted service to its customers around the globe,” said Boaz Raviv, vice president and global head of Avaya video portfolio.
“Together with Orange, we are offering customers a best-in-class, standards-based video collaboration experience that is accessible to users regardless of where they are or what device they are using.”
“Orange is setting the bar for what customers can expect from their carriers' hosted video offerings available on any device in this era of BYOD. This is a great example of how our relationship with Orange extends the Avaya Collaborative Cloud, Avaya’s strategic framework for private, public and hybrid clouds,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service