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Federating BroadSoft

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It is a very busy Fall. My Twitter followers know it was ShoreTel, STC, a dealer customer event, and BroadSoft Connections. This week is the Cisco Collaboration Summit, and soon after that is finale in Japan – NEC User Forum and iExpo. Generally,...

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Voice is Dead

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This past decade has been an exciting one for enterprise communications. There’s been an extraordinary amount of drama. Here’s a short recap of some of the major strories we’ve been writing about: TDM to VoIP VoIP to SIP PBX to...

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VideoConferencing with a Director

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On October 15, 1951, television broadcast history was made when the first episode of "I Love Lucy" aired on CBS. The event is noteworthy because it was the first time multiple cameras were used to film a television show before a live audience. This was a task that many believed to be impossible as different lighting requirements were needed for various types of shots. It is multiple cameras that make broadcast television more natural than video conferences. This doesn’t happen in my group video conferences. When the active speaker changes, I either move my eyes on a panned-out picture of small talking heads or I remotely control the camera to the active speaker through a clumsy process that causes seasickness. In an era of self-driving cars, drones, and self-checkout stands – why can’t we automate what DesiLu did 62 years ago?

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The Federation Opportunity

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NextPlane has successfully eliminated virtually all of the known external collaboration issues with its “federation as a service” offering. It offers an interesting approach that even seems to add value in like-to-like UC federations.

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