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Qumu updates video platform with Skype for Business support

In UC news this week, Qumu's video management platform now offers Skype for Business support, while Bandwidth's SIP service portfolio receives a Skype for Business certification.

Qumu Corp. has updated its video management platform to offer Skype for Business support. With the update, Skype for Business users can now participate in calls with other virtual conferencing endpoints and tap into new meeting capabilities.

With Skype for Business support, users can choose to record a meeting, before or during the call, from within the Skype for Business client. After the call, the meeting recording is stored, distributed and managed centrally through Qumu's video content management platform. Skype for Business users can also livestream virtual meetings.

In addition to live streaming and recording capabilities, Qumu's Skype for Business support offers users automated workflows for meeting recordings, metadata capture for enhanced search and compliance, and the software can integrate with an organization's security framework.

Bandwidth get Skype for Business certification

Bandwidth's Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) service portfolio has been certified by Microsoft for deployment with on-premises Skype for Business Server. With the certification, enterprises and managed service providers can deploy Bandwidth SIP services to connect an on-premises Skype for Business infrastructure to the public switched telephone network.

The Microsoft certification means Bandwidth's SIP service portfolio meets the highest specifications for quality of experience and compatibility with Skype for Business.

Bandwidth's SIP service portfolio includes APIs for installation and configuration that allows service providers to either manage users for organizations or to provision organizations to manage their users.

IR updates software for predeployment network assessments

IR updated its Prognosis monitoring software to help organizations make network assessments before they migrate to a unified communications (UC) platform, such as Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business Online. With the updates, IT departments can test the internal network, connectivity to the Office 365 cloud and assess the infrastructure to resolve any issues detected before migrating to a cloud or hybrid environment.

Organizations that fail to make a network assessment before migrating to a cloud or hybrid UC deployment often find their network is unable to handle the platform's demands post-rollout, severely affecting the user experience.

IR said Prognosis provides organizations with full visibility across the network, including session border controllers, routers and Wi-Fi access points.

"IT operations can identify what could go wrong ahead of the deployment, so the issues can be prioritized and addressed before they can cause a problem," said Darc Rasmussen, CEO of IR, based in Sydney, Australia, in a statement.

Arkadin and Pexip partner for meeting connectivity

Arkadin and Pexip said they would work together to provide Arkadin customers with better virtual meeting connectivity. Pexip's Infinity meeting platform now integrates with Arkadin's hosted unified communications and collaboration (UCC) platform to enable customers' legacy video systems and UCC platforms to communicate.

Pexip's Infinity platform ties together enterprise communications tools, such as Skype for Business, audio and web conferencing, and legacy video conferencing services. Pexip's integration with Arkadin is a response to ongoing enterprise demands for interoperability among incompatible UC endpoints to support their collaboration goals.

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