ShoreTel, Vidyo, Radvision Bring UC, Video Apps to Apple, Android Devices
ShoreTel, Vidyo and Radvision are making available their UC and video collaboration solutions as apps for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.Unified communications and video collaboration technology vendors are bringing their products to smartphones and tablets as enterprises increase their demand for high-end communications capabilities while dealing with employees looking to bring their mobile device into the corporate environment. ShoreTel on Oct. 10 is expanding the reach of its ShoreTel Mobility solution-which enables the integration of mobile devices with IP PBX systems-to smartphones and tablets running Google's Android operating systems and Research In Motions BlackBerry OS 6 platform. ShoreTel will continue its ongoing support for devices running Apple's iOS operating system, including iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.
ShoreTel made its announcement less than a week after video collaboration software vendors Vidyo and Radvision separately unveiled plans to bring apps for their technologies to the iOS and Android platforms. At the same time, as part of a larger WAN optimization announcement, Cisco Systems officials said that later this month they are making their Show and Share solution for searching, watching, recording and uploading videos available to iPad and iPhone users through a free app in the Apple App Store.