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Blue Jeans Network Demonstrates Industry's First Video Conferencing Interoperability between Skype and Microsoft Lync

November 10, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
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Blue Jeans Network brings together the most popular consumer and enterprise desktop video conferencing solutions just one month after Skype acquisition by Microsoft

The addition of Microsoft Lync to the Blue Jeans offering creates, for the first time, the opportunity for interconnected videoconferencing for nearly one billion people worldwide


November 10, 2011 -- Mountain View, CA
-- Blue Jeans Network, the leader in interoperable video conferencing services, today announced that at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference, it will demonstrate a single video conference that connects users on Skype and Microsoft Lync to each other and with other video conferencing endpoints (such as Cisco/Tandberg, Polycom, Lifesize, Google, etc.). The Enterprise 2.0 Conference will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, on November 14-17th.  

Blue Jeans Network's demonstration at its booth at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference will be the first public display of Microsoft Lync working with Skype in a single video meeting. The demonstration will take place just one month after the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft was completed.

Blue Jeans Network is a cloud-based video conferencing service that makes video meetings as easy, interoperable and affordable as audio.  It's the first video conferencing service to bridge together business solutions from Cisco/Tandberg, Polycom, Lifesize, and now Microsoft, with consumer solutions such as Skype and Google. For the first time anyone with access to Skype and a video-enabled desktop or mobile device can participate in high quality video meetings with those using traditional video conferencing room equipment.

"Not only will we provide increased flexibility for our users with the addition of Microsoft Lync and OCS to the Blue Jeans Network offerings, but for the first time, nearly a billion people worldwide will have the ability to video conference with others thanks to Blue Jeans , " said Krish Ramakrishnan, CEO of Blue Jeans Network.

By offering interoperability between so many popular business and consumer platforms, Blue Jeans Network is creating a "network effect" for video conferencing. Blue Jeans Network is enabling more people to communicate easily with each other and expanding the reach of video communications beyond corporate boardrooms and across the enterprise to telecommuters, remote workers, travellers, suppliers, partners and customers.

The Blue Jeans Network service launched in June 2011.  Since then it has grow rapidly, expanding to over 1,500 cities in 150 countries, providing video collaboration solutions for
businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Initial rollout of Lync support for Blue Jeans customers is expected next month.

About Blue Jeans Network

At Blue Jeans Network, our mission is to make video communications as easy and pervasive as audio communications, enabling more effective collaboration at work, at home, and on the road.  Our cloud-based conferencing service makes this possible by enabling customers to connect with each other seamlessly any time, anywhere, and from practically any device. The Blue Jeans Network extends high quality video communications beyond the traditional boundaries of specialized conference rooms and into the mainstream, allowing individuals and employees throughout an enterprise to interact more effectively with each other, and with their customers, partners, suppliers, family, and friends.  Blue Jeans Network is a private company headquartered in Santa Clara, California.  For more information go to: http://bluejeans.com.

About The Enterprise 2.0 Conference


The Enterprise 2.0 Conference explores the integration of social and collaborative technologies in the enterprise, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. This Conference and Expo Pavilion focuses on the tools and best practices todrive business performance across workforce, customers, and partners' networks. As part of Enterprise 2.0 Conference, The BrainYard, the first website community providing news, analysis and insights on fast-changing developments within the evolving world of social business was launched as a joint venture with UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek to serve the growing social business market. For more information on Enterprise 2.0 Conference visit: www.e2conf.com.







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