Best of Enterprise Connect Judging Panel Honors Solution for Advancing Technology within the Industry
March 9, 2016, Orlando, FL – Enterprise Connect Orlando today announced CaféX as the recipient of the 2016 Best of Enterprise Connect award for Chime, a unique video collaboration solution. Each year, the award is presented to a company making significant technological advancements within the enterprise communications and collaboration industry. Enterprise Connect Co-Chair, Beth Schultz, presented the award to CaféX from the keynote stage earlier this morning. For more information on Best of Enterprise Connect, visit: enterpriseconnect.com/bestofenterpriseconnect.
CaféX’s Chime technology was selected from a total of seven finalists by Enterprise Connect’s expert judging panel. Introduced in February, the solution pushes technology forward with its ability to enable an architectural rethink for video conferencing in the enterprise. With Chime technology, video endpoints are dynamically clustered into independent groups of conferences that bridge to existing video conference systems. These capabilities are what earned CaféX a spot among the judging panel’s top selections, and ultimately their final choice, after a round of in-depth briefings.
CaféX is featuring live demos of Chime in Booth 329 at Enterprise Connect, taking place March 7-10 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.
“We congratulate CaféX on the launch of its Chime technology, which represents a rethink on traditional video conferencing infrastructure,” said Beth Schultz, Enterprise Connect program co-chair. “If Chime delivers as promised, enterprises will have a way to support real-time video collaboration with greater ease, lower cost, and reduced bandwidth requirements compared to traditional video conferencing setups.”
“We are thrilled to have won the Best of Enterprise Connect award for the second time in three years,” said CaféX Chief Innovation Officer Kevin Glass. “Our vision with Chime is to make collaboration pervasive throughout the enterprise by removing barriers such as cost, interoperability and ease of use. To be recognized in this way among such a strong field of finalists at the collaboration industry’s premier event is truly an honour.”
Best of Enterprise Connect judges selected a total of seven finalists prior to naming CaféX the winner. The following finalists were chosen from more than 30 entries:
- 8×8: a next-generation cloud-based contact center platform
- AudioCodes: CloudBond 365, an all-in-one Skype for Business appliance for the data center or customer premises
- Cisco: Cisco Spark Service, a business collaboration service from the Cisco cloud that
includes messaging, meeting, and calling capabilities
- Sprint Business: Mobility-as-a-Service, an all-in-one approach to procuring wireless
services, devices, and applications
- Vidyo: An offering enabling the integration of multiparty video communications and
collaboration into business workflows, applications, and Internet of Things form factors
- Vonage: Vonage SmartWAN, an SD-WAN-based service for use with the Vonage MPLS
network or bring-your-own broadband network connections
All of these companies and more can be found on the Enterprise Connect Expo floor, showcasing the latest innovations for enterprise communications and the collaboration ecosystem.
For the full list of Enterprise Connect 2016 exhibitors, please visit: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/2016/exhibitor-list/
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