Arkadin, a provider of unified communications and collaboration technology, is adding to its portfolio of enterprise products a cloud-based videoconferencing service from Blue Jeans Networks.
The reseller agreement announced last week provides Arkadin with a videoconferencing service that lets companies hold video meetings with each other, regardless of device, platform, or location.
"This partnership will put a powerful service in the hands of a company that has monstrous exposure to the (enterprise)," said Wainhouse Research analyst Ira Weinstein.
Arkadin is expected to help Blue Jeans win contracts with large companies considering cloud-based videoconferencing as an alternative to expensive room-based systems. Blue Jeans is hoping Arkadin can take it into new markets around the world.
"Arkadin has been in this industry for a long time, with a very strong global presence," said Imran Moin, senior director of business development for Blue Jeans.
Blue Jeans provided by Arkadin will enable conferences of up to 100 attendees, who can view each other, chat, and share content. The platform also offers simple scheduling and administrative features. Arkadin customers using Blue Jeans will also have access to the Blue Jeans Command Center, a tool for IT administrators that provides real-time utilization and performance metrics.
Arkadin, a part of NTT Communications Group, is handling sales and support for the Blue Jeans service. Having one trusted company to call for support and one invoice will be attractive to large enterprises, Weinstein said.
Arkadin also has its own desktop and room-based videoconferencing service, ArkadinVideo, powered by Vidyo.
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