BluIP Announces Microsoft Lync Cloud Integration Platform
February 14, 2013
By Anil Sharma
, TMCnet Contributor
BluIP, Inc., a wholesale Broadsoft service provider, has unveiled the first simple and fully functional Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync cloud integration platform.
Thanks to this offering, service providers that are also Lync customers will now be able to manage the presence, on-premises or cloud in conjunction with BluIP or any hosted IP PBX (News - Alert) powered by Broadsoft’s Broadworks.
“One of the challenges with Lync has been finding an effective way to connect hosted PBXs to Lync Online,” said Jon Arnold (News - Alert), principal of J Arnold & Associates, in a statement.
Arnold said that people have been waiting a long time for this capability.
The cloud-based service leverages Microsoft Lync for the client app that dominates IM, e-mail and video as well as integration with Microsoft Outlook and real-time presence sharing.
Company officials pointed out this technology breakthrough comes from Australian-based Camelon I.T., which gave BluIP exclusive right to the sale and distribution of the enterprise version of Camelon I.T’s flagship Presence application in North America.
“As technology advances at a rapid rate, it’s good to know we not only keeping pace but that with our products including the Presence application we can also be leading the way,” said Myles McNamara Camelon I.T’s managing director.
“The integration of BroadSoft’s (News - Alert) industry leading softswitch platform and Camelon I.T’s presence tool, we ensure that BluIP is at the leading edge of delivering a reliable and cost-effective cloud-based solution that allows Broadsoft service providers to truly benefit from cloud communications services," said McNamara.
Armen Martirosyan, CEO of BluIP said Lync integration has been the most critical component missing for the hosted service provider. With this integration, the Broadsoft providers now have the ability to offer the enterprise voice solution with Lync presence and call control.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey