I have never shied away from talking about VisionsConnnected’s commitment to interoperability, but here we are in 2016 and we are still talking about it?
Haven’t we learned anything from the mobile phone industry? I don’t ever hear Samsung and Apple talk about how their phones can call one another. No one would ever buy a phone that couldn’t call any other phone on the planet.
Our approach to interoperability is simple: every video service that VisionsConnected brings to market will be able to connect with any other standards-based endpoint from any other vendor – hardware or software based. Full stop. And yes, this also includes the ability to share and receive content as part of the discussion. And I can hear you think, what about Skype for Business and Skype for Consumers? While many say Microsoft is not truly standards-based, for VisionsConnected, it is just another endpoint. As far as we are concerned, any strategy that is not delivering interoperability is following an out-of-business strategy.
The fact that we teamed with industry leaders (Cisco/Acano/Pexip) while building our Managed Video Service platform shows that VisionsConnected is committed to interoperability. It does not matter to us if you are using Skype for Business or a Cisco Call Manager (CUCM).
At the end of the day, VisionsConnected is in the business of collaboration and making sure users can easily connect to get things done. So with our platform and development team, we will focus on things that differentiate our services – like personal virtual meeting rooms and enhance the video experience.
You can really stop talking about interoperability as if it’s an option, because it’s not.
Video is inevitable.