23 July 2014

Tata Communications refreshes jamvee unified communications platform

Tata Communications, which provides A New World of Communications, released the latest version of its cloud-based jamvee unified communications (UC) platform last month. 

Source: Jamvee website.
Built on Tata Communications’ global tier 1 network, jamvee brings together any client software and device on a single platform - providing an agnostic, secure, unified communications service. This enables easier intra and inter-company collaboration as employees, suppliers and customers can now get together via any combination of audio, video or messaging and share content in groups - across any device or through a browser.

Jamvee supports instant messaging and presence federation via SIP and XMPP that is fully compatible with the leading enterprise clients. With a subscription to jamvee, organisations gain access to a federated jamvee meeting room for internal and external business-to-business meetings. This greatly expands collaboration opportunities, while simplifying administration and security. As it is delivered and hosted by Tata Communications, it provides the security, quality and reach that only a global tier 1 network can offer.

In addition to traditional video conferencing or telepresence, participants joining virtual jamvee meetings from their enterprise clients can leverage jamvee’s full audio, video, chat and content sharing capabilities. Jamvee also supports participants joining a conference through their browsers with a quick plug-in solution for non WebRTC-native browsers, and there are apps available for Android and iOS

Source: Android Play Store.

John Hayduk, President and CTO, Tata Communications, said: "Delivering the ability to collaborate easily both internally and externally with customers and partners enables productivity improvements for businesses. Interoperability is key to this, and jamvee takes this to the next level. By providing an open and fully customisable foundation for future unified communications to be added, companies can realise the full growth potential of unified communications quicker and easier than ever – unified communications on your terms”.

Bill Haskins, Senior Analyst and Partner at Wainhouse Research, said: “Our survey data shows that many IT decision makers are working to integrate UC-enabled desktops with existing room systems and increase the benefits of business-to-business federation – Tata Communications’ jamvee unified communications release is positioned to address these hot-buttons directly. By delivering this experience as a service and from within Tata Communications’ multi-carrier Global Meeting Exchange, customers can gain the advantage of turnkey provisioning and quality of service without the need for additional equipment or circuit installation.”

Tata Communications worked with technology partners including Acano and Synergy SKY to develop the new jamvee unified communications platform which now includes an always-on collaborative workspace where virtual teams can meet, share documents and show video in real-time. The jamvee rooms also act as permanent ‘war-rooms’ where users can be confident that their messages will always remain instantly available, safely secured within the platform.

OJ Winge, CEO, Acano, says, “Jamvee combines interoperability and ease of use with the scale and resilience of Tata Communications’ tier 1 network. Co-workers, suppliers and customers at organisations around the globe will benefit from the collaboration opportunities now possible with jamvee.”