Monday 17 May 2021

Alcatel-Lucent upgrades video conferencing platform

PARIS, July 7, 2020

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE), a global leader in business communications solutions, has upgraded  its cloud-based video and communications platform Rainbow to facilitate advanced interactions between larger groups of participants.

The enhancement of the platform will further improve the collaboration experience for Rainbow users while supporting safe working practices and teamwork during social distancing. The evolution of the user experience centres around four keys areas: ergonomics, video-conferencing, audio-conferencing, and time management.

“Each evolution of the platform ensures that Rainbow continues to be the easy-to-use, flexible and multi-device solution for secured productive collaboration that we designed it to be,” said Moussa Zaghdoud, Executive-Vice President of the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Cloud Communication Business Division.

“The needs of our users are constantly evolving, and we are dedicated to staying one step ahead by offering them features and capabilities that will add new benefits and accelerate their digital transformation. We also work closely with our partners and customers to ensure the best experience for their users.”

The latest version of Rainbow offers a streamlined design and user experience for enriched collaboration, facilitated by an updated professional interface for more efficient interactions. Updates, including quick action buttons, intuitive icons, and a simplified navigation, make the platform even more user-friendly.

To enhance user comfort and boost user adoption, ALE has integrated more bespoke options, including customisable character sizing to increase legibility for visually impaired users and bidirectionality that supports non-Latin-based languages and allows content to be viewed ‘right to left’.

Video conferencing now offers various video-stream layouts for more personal interactions combined with a larger conferencing capability of up to 120 active participants. Active speaker video is automatically displayed to all participants, while Active Gallery and Active Grid View can be manually selected to display up to 12 video participants simultaneously. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has also integrated audio quality control algorithms to ensure optimal sound quality and alert the user of any network quality issues.

Rainbow’s new time management features are unique, allowing organisations to elevate productivity and simplify remote working for employees. Real time tracking has been integrated into the platform to monitor audio and video meeting activity and Artificial Intelligence capabilities are used to auto-regulate participant speaker time.

An easy-to-use meeting scheduler has been added to enable one-click instant meeting planning by identifying the availabilities of the conference’s participants. It also lets users invite participants from within Rainbow, regardless of whether invitees have a Rainbow account. In addition, users can now remain connected by switching active calls from mobile to laptop seamlessly, or vice-versa. – TradeArabia News Service


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