Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cisco and Tandberg reveal details on integration - FierceVoIP

Cisco and Tandberg are expecting the final regulatory thumbs-up during the first half of 2010 for the $3.4 billion acquisition deal and when that happens it will be full speed ahead on getting their systems to interoperate.

Once the acquisition goes through, Cisco plans to create the Cisco TelePresence Technology Group which will include both Cisco and Tandberg's products. The group will focus on open integrated architecture standards to make interoperability between the group's products and third party UC systems easier. The new TelePresence group will include a number of product lines: immersive TelePresence, multipurpose room systems, personal systems, platform portfolio, infrastructure and TelePresence as a service.

Back in January, Cisco released TelePresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) into the wild in hopes to spur more interoperability with third parties. According to eWeek, some competitors like Polycom believe that while the new protocol may help interoperability along, the creation of protocols should be left up to third-party standards bodies rather than dominant players in the industry.

(Source - Cisco and Tandberg reveal details on integration - FierceVoIP)

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