French firm Arkadin to provide Tata’s jamvee conferencing solution in APAC
By Digital News Asia October 7, 2013
- On-demand service with business-grade quality; flexibility to use existing video equipment
- Partnership to first roll out in Australia and New Zealand, followed by rest of Asia Pacific
TATA Communications has announced an agreement with collaboration service provider Arkadin where the latter will become the official Asia Pacific provider of Tata Communications’ recently launched jamvee conferencing solution.
jamvee is an on-demand unified communication service which enables anyone, anywhere, to instantly access a business video meeting on any device – be it desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, telepresence or video conferencing rooms, Tata Communications said in a statement.
Connecting via video across multiple devices and platforms has never been easier, the company claimed.
The solution is delivered through a fibre optic cable ring around the globe, and makes video conferencing for as easy as making an audio conferencing call, Tata Communications said.
“With demand for video conferencing exploding, we’re confident jamvee will be popular with enterprises that need a simple on-demand service with business-grade quality that also offers the flexibility to use existing video equipment,” said Arkadin Asia Pacific managing director and executive vice president Serge Genetet.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Tata Communications and are certain the alliance will help strengthen our value proposition for providing customers with advanced collaboration and unified communications solutions,” he added.
The jamvee software application is compatible with Windows, OSX software-based devices, iPhone, iPad and Android devices, Tata Communications said.
Users of Lync and other video-conferencing software, as well as those with access to standard video-conferencing systems such as Telepresence, can also meet using jamvee.
Up to 46 participants can join each conference at the touch of a button, bringing globally-dispersed teams in fast-moving businesses closer together than ever before as the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture continues to gather pace, the company claimed.
“Our mission is to create the world’s richest open video ecosystem,” said Anthony Bartolo, senior vice president of Unified Communications & Collaboration at Tata Communications.
“The partnership with Arkadin enforces this strategy which will enable true unified communication for enterprises operating in today’s mobile, always-on and global environment.
“Using jamvee is as easy as making an audio conferencing call and together with Arkadin’s expertise in delivering collaboration services with dedicated local-language teams, we will enable more businesses to experience the benefit that true video collaboration brings,” he said.
The partnership agreement with the French company Arkadin will first roll out in Australia and New Zealand, followed by the rest of the Asia Pacific region.
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