Lifesize has revealed enhanced Skype for Business interoperability enabling users to make and receive direct calls to and from Skype for Business for one-on-one or group calls.
Despite the popularity of Skype for Business, integration between videoconferencing solutions and Skype for Business remains limited. The new approach taken by Lifesize is designed to complement the Skype for Business environment and fit into the existing Skype for Business workflow. Users will be able to place direct calls to Skype for Business users, add them to existing calls, and send and receive screen sharing.
The integration also allows organisations to bring a Skype for Business presence into the conference room with the Lifesize plug-and-play video conference room system, which gives users the option to connect to any third-party conference room system. This package allows IT administrators to extend the value of their Skype for Business deployment and investment.
“Skype for Business and other such applications allow organisations to standardise on collaboration workflows,” said Craig Malloy, CEO at Lifesize. “For users in those organisations, the best conferencing solution should complement the way they work, not hinder it. The interoperability Lifesize offers extends far past any solution on the market, providing the simplest, most effective collaboration experience between Lifesize, Skype for Business and third-party vendors.”