Not only will customers using the on-premise version of MCA be able to launch into a Vidyo client, those using the virtual version of MCA on VMware will also be able to take advantage of it.
(This slide from Mitel shows the UCA client on the left, with the presence directory listing staff down the side. Three clicks would launch the Vidyo client)
Marty Hollander, Vidyo’s senior vice-president of market development also noted that the solution will allow Mitel UCA users to start in an audioconference and easily shift to video.
Because Vidyo clients can run on laptops, smart phones and tablets a person out of the office can take a scheduled videoconference without having to get back to a desk, he said.
The partners will not be selling a bundled solution: The products will be sold separately. The announcement is merely that interoperability is coming “by year end,” said Zurakowski.
The solution will be demonstrated this week at VMworld in San Francisco.