Welcome!

Containers Expo Blog Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, XebiaLabs Blog, Automic Blog

News Feed Item

Blue Jeans Network Unveils Enhanced 'Room to Remote' Conferencing to Expand Video Collaboration Far Beyond the Boardroom

Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in interoperable video collaboration services, today announced significant enhancements to its award winning cloud-based offering. Dubbed "Room to Remote," these new product capabilities extend the power of HD video conferencing and content sharing well beyond the boardroom.

The business video collaboration market has been dramatically affected by the surge in mobile devices, increasing demand for more affordable conference room solutions, and requirements for more tightly integrated video and content sharing. Blue Jeans Network's Room to Remote conferencing platform is designed for this evolving market and sets the new standard for video conferencing. Key new platform features include:

  • Mobile Meetings: a new Blue Jeans mobile application for iPad and iPhone extends Blue Jeans' interoperable video conferencing and content sharing to hundreds of millions of mobile devices worldwide.
  • Millions of New Affordable Video Conference Rooms: a partnership with Tely Labs turns any meeting room into an HD video conference room, quickly and affordably. This opens up new possibilities for the estimated 50 million secondary conference rooms worldwide.
  • Video and Content Together: The Best of Both Worlds: with dual HD streams for interactive video and content sharing and a "slider" for layout control, video and content can be individually controlled by each meeting participant to create an optimal and adjustable experience for their individual needs.

"Video conferencing and content sharing really go hand in hand," said Roopam Jain, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan North America, Information and Communication Technologies Practice. "Many of the conferencing and collaboration tools focus on one and treat the other as an afterthought. It's great that Blue Jeans is approaching them equally and giving the meeting participants the flexibility to decide how to use them across Blue Jeans' unmatched range of supported endpoints."

The new product enhancements will be demonstrated for the first time in Booth #1237 at Enterprise Connect 2013 in Orlando, Florida March 18-21.

New Blue Jeans Mobile Application for iPad and iPhone

Blue Jeans was the first cloud-based collaboration solution to bridge together traditional conference rooms with remote participants on desktops, laptops, or mobile devices. It is still the only solution capable of bringing together diverse endpoints from Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, Sony, Huawei, Microsoft Lync, Skype, Google, any Web browser, and even telephones into a single meeting. Now with the new Blue Jeans mobile application users also can join Blue Jeans meetings for HD video conferencing and bi-directional HD content sharing directly from their iPad or iPhone. The free Blue Jeans mobile application is now available for anyone to download on the Apple Store or at bluejeans.com/ios.

New Interoperability with Tely Labs Turns Any Meeting Room into an HD Video Conference Room

Today, due to the high cost and complexity of traditional video endpoints, less than 5 percent of all conference rooms in the world are video-enabled. This has been a big inhibitor to widespread video collaboration. To help extend the reach of video collaboration to the other 95 percent of conference rooms, Blue Jeans Network has worked with Tely Labs, the makers of telyHD, an affordable video calling appliance ideal for secondary conference rooms. The new telyHD Enterprise Edition, available through Tely Labs' authorized resellers, now allows for direct access to Blue Jeans' meetings through its on-screen menu. With a telyHD Enterprise Edition appliance and any flat screen TV, customers can video-enable practically any conference room for about $1,000.

New Dual HD Streams for Video and Content Sharing with "Slider" Layout Control

Interactive video and content sharing are both important elements of effective collaboration, but since no two meetings, and no two meeting participants are the same, a one-size-fits-all solution to video and content sharing that rigidly restricts the quality or priority of either is by definition sub-optimal. To that end, Blue Jeans has delivered the first solution for video and content sharing equality. Blue Jeans now offers video and content sharing as dual HD streams. This provides simultaneous high quality for both the interactive video and shared content across all supported room, desktop, and mobile platforms. Additionally, Blue Jeans has implemented a new "slider" layout control option to allow meeting participants to adjust on-demand the relative size and shape of the video and content windows, and to be able to zoom in or out on the content as desired.

"Over the last year as the service has grown dramatically, we have seen a decidedly changing landscape at both the room and the remote end of the spectrum," said Stu Aaron, Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Jeans Network. "The hallmark of our success has always been connecting business meeting participants in conference rooms with those that can not be in them. Now with reasonably priced solutions for secondary conference rooms and fully featured mobile options for telecommuters and travelers, we are dramatically expanding the reach of our service to meet our customers' needs. There are over 50 million secondary conference rooms and almost 100 million iPads worldwide that now have the option to connect to the Blue Jeans network."

"We have just started using Blue Jeans and already see immediate ROI," said Bob Baughman, Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Calxeda. "We use it for better coordination across the global sales team and customer collaboration across time zones. Blue Jeans is easy to use and its cross-platform and mobile multi-client integration is second to none. Our company is a high-growth startup. We need tools that just work and have immediate impact to our bottom line. Blue Jeans just 'fit'!"

To learn more about Blue Jeans new Room to Remote capabilities or for a 14-day free trial please visit bluejeans.com or stop by Booth #1237 at Enterprise Connect on March 18-21 in Orlando, Florida.

About Blue Jeans Network

At Blue Jeans Network, our mission is to make video communications as easy and pervasive as audio communications, enabling more effective collaboration at work, at home, and on the road. Our cloud-based conferencing service makes this possible by enabling customers to connect with each other seamlessly any time, anywhere, and from practically any device. The Blue Jeans Network extends high quality video communications beyond the traditional boundaries of specialized conference rooms and into the mainstream, allowing individuals and employees throughout an enterprise to interact more effectively with each other, and with their customers, partners, suppliers, family, and friends. Blue Jeans Network is a private company headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information go to: http://bluejeans.com or follow the company @BlueJeansNet.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
Recently, IoT seems emerging as a solution vehicle for data analytics on real-world scenarios from setting a room temperature setting to predicting a component failure of an aircraft. Compared with developing an application or deploying a cloud service, is an IoT solution unique? If so, how? How does a typical IoT solution architecture consist? And what are the essential components and how are they relevant to each other? How does the security play out? What are the best practices in formulating...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities. Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, an choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Tomer Levi, a senior software engineer at Intel’s Advanced Analytics ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Elastifile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Elastifile Cloud File System (ECFS) is software-defined data infrastructure designed for seamless and efficient management of dynamic workloads across heterogeneous environments. Elastifile provides the architecture needed to optimize your hybrid cloud environment, by facilitating efficient...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Golden Gate University will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Since 1901, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing high quality, practice-based undergraduate and graduate educational programs in law, taxation, business and related professions. Many of its courses are taug...
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Channels, a cybersecurity firm, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Secure Channels, Inc. offers several products and solutions to its many clients, helping them protect critical data from being compromised and access to computer networks from the unauthorized. The company develops comprehensive data encryption security strategie...
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address...
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be...
SYS-CON Events announced today that App2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. App2Cloud is an online Platform, specializing in migrating legacy applications to any Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, shared examples from a wide range of industries – including en...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. Jack Norris reviews best practices to show how companies develop, deploy, and dynamically update these applications and how this data-first...
Intelligent Automation is now one of the key business imperatives for CIOs and CISOs impacting all areas of business today. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Boeggeman, VP Alliances & Partnerships at Ayehu, will talk about how business value is created and delivered through intelligent automation to today’s enterprises. The open ecosystem platform approach toward Intelligent Automation that Ayehu delivers to the market is core to enabling the creation of the self-driving enterprise.
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Consumers increasingly expect their electronic "things" to be connected to smart phones, tablets and the Internet. When that thing happens to be a medical device, the risks and benefits of connectivity must be carefully weighed. Once the decision is made that connecting the device is beneficial, medical device manufacturers must design their products to maintain patient safety and prevent compromised personal health information in the face of cybersecurity threats. In his session at @ThingsExpo...