Vidyo, Mitel expand partners to bring HD videoconferencing to Mitel customers

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Videoconferencing provider Vidyo and cloud-based unified communications firm Mitel announced Thursday a global expansion of their partnership to deliver high-definition videoconferencing capabilities, including over mobile devices, to the enterprise.

The new original equipment manufacturer agreement enables Mitel to leverage Vidyo's application programming interfaces to embed multipoint video, audio and collaboration features inside various Mitel UC solutions.

The companies said that the VidyoWorks platform is now integrated into the new version of Mitel's MiCollab. With Vidyo, MiCollab is now able to provide HD videoconferencing from any mobile endpoint, streamlining the business processes to enable videoconferencing across the organization.

"Mobile is a big part of our MiCollab product," explained Martin Bitzinger, general manager for enterprise at Mitel. "Our strategy is making communication seamless, so we want people to be able to communicate anywhere over any device, over any medium, with the device and technology of their choice," he told FierceMobileIT.

As a result of the agreement, Mitel's 3,500 channel partners will be able to deliver the best in videoconferencing and collaboration to any endpoint, fixed or mobile, using Vidyo's software-based videoconferencing platform.

Mitel was one of the UC firms ranked by IDC in a recent report. IDC placed Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya as UC leaders, with Mitel, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Interactive Intelligence, NEC, ShoreTel, Toshiba America and Unify as qualifying for mention in the report.

For more:
- check out the Vidyo-Mitel release
- see the IDC report

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