WebEx Ties Web Conferencing with IP Phones
Siemens adds WebEx meetings into its OpenScape IP communications platform, allowing users to launch a Web conference during a phone call.In a move furthering the reach of Web conferencing, WebEx Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it has integrated its online meeting service with a major telephony vendors IP communications platform. WebEx has tied its MediaTone Network into Siemens Information and Communication Networks Groups OpenScape, its Session Initiation Protocol-based unified communications software. The integration means that two callers using IP phones through OpenScape could launch into a WebEx-hosted Web conference by pressing a button on the phone, said Praful Shah, WebEx vice president of strategic communications. "While having an ad-hoc conversation with you, rather than describing something, then I can show it to you," Shah said.
The one-button feature for launching a Web conference from an IP phone works only among internal enterprise users who are connected with OpenScape.
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