GENBAND Introduces the First WebRTC-based Real-Time Communications Client for Lync

Innovative web-centric solution enables cost-effective combination of enterprise or service provider-based voice, video and collaboration with Lync* communications software solutions today announced its Real-Time Communications (RTC) Client for Lync* to seamlessly combine real-time communications with Lync Instant Messaging (IM) and Presence.

“We’re shaking up the economics of delivering Unified Communications (UC) and offering a compelling way to integrate previously bespoke communications technologies,” said Carl Baptiste GENBAND’s Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. “We’re offering enterprises the best of both worlds by combining our own high availability voice, video and collaboration with Lync’s IM and Presence; creating a single, web centric, client.  Our RTC Client for Lync is delivered like a web page but operates like a traditional desktop or mobile application. More importantly, it looks familiar to Lync users so they don’t need to be retrained and IT organizations aren’t burdened with the cost and complexity of expanding Lync infrastructure to support real-time communications.”

GENBAND’s RTC Client for Lync leverages the company’s leadership in WebRTC, including investments in its SPiDR™ Web RTC Gateway, EXPERiUS™ Application Server and Smart Office unified communications applications.  The entire solution set can be deployed in an enterprise network, in the cloud or resold as a hosted service.  Organizations will also be able to acquire the solution from GENBAND’s Nuvia™ Cloud UC service or as an element of GENBAND’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS,) Kandy™.

The solution’s WebRTC architecture eliminates the need to create, install and maintain discrete applications on multiple devices, offering tremendous cost savings to an IT organization.  Additionally, users can access a rich set of UC services including Lync services from any device that supports a WebRTC browser, delivering almost limitless options for connection. 

GENBAND’s commitment to open standards assures that the RTC client can be further integrated with multiple business applications via the REST APIs supported in the SPiDR WebRTC Gateway.  Organizations can mash-up UC services, Lync and thousands of web-centric applications.  Additionally, the solution can integrate with SIP-compliant IP-PBXs or service provider application servers.  Organizations don’t need a homogenous GENBAND implementation to deploy the solution and gain the value.

“The RTC Client for Lync is a major pillar in GENBAND’s strategy to transform enterprise communications from a proprietary, single vendor world to one that is more open and standards-based,” added Mr. Baptiste. “The client’s WebRTC-based services complement GENBAND’s robust Smart Office portfolio, enabling richer UC services for IP phones, smart phones, tablets and PCs or Macs.”

About GENBAND
GENBAND is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries.  The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real-time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit www.genband.com.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon and Kandy are trademarks of GENBAND.

*Lync is a product and Trade Mark of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft is rebranding Lync as Skype for Business.

Company Contacts:
US Press:
Dennis Watson                                                                                              
GENBAND
+1 (972) 521-5921                 
dennis.watson@genband.com

International Press:
Catherine Berthier
GENBAND
+1 (646) 741-1974
Catherine.Berthier@genband.com

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