29.01.14

BCS Global launches VirtuaLync

AUTHOR: Inavate

BCS Global Networks has added to its UC portfolio with the launch of VirtuaLync, a new service to enable Microsoft Lync users to join in boardroom-style video meetings from their desktops or mobile devices.

VirtuaLync is an internet-based service designed for businesses that have invested in both conventional, high-end video conferencing facilities and Microsoft Lync, but are unable to bring them together.

VirtuaLync combines these two separate products, with their different methods and terminology, in a joint cloud-based meeting place.

According to the analyst firm Ovum, last year 45 per cent of European enterprises indicated that they would be extending deployment of Lync services. In the U.S. 70 per cent of Fortune 500 companies say they are currently using Lync.

The launch of VirtuaLync follows extensive field testing with clients.  The initial release enables Lync users to 'meet' boardroom video conference participants in the cloud with future releases that will support point-to-point calling.