Millions of third-party business endpoints can now join a Google Hangout thanks to new Blue Jeans for Hangouts interoperability service
July 30, 2014, Mountain View, CA — Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in interoperable video collaboration services, today introduced Blue Jeans for Hangouts, an interoperable gateway service that delivers the first and only cloud-based solution to enable any standard H.323 or SIP room-based system, such as Cisco or Polycom, to connect with Google Hangouts participants joining from desktop, mobile, or Chromebox for meeting rooms. With Blue Jeans for Hangouts, Google users can now connect with colleagues, customers, partners, and friends across a wide range of third party business conferencing systems, extending the power of face-to-face collaboration.
“We’re thrilled to work with Google to enable millions of users of other video conferencing systems to connect into Hangouts,” said Stu Aaron, chief commercial officer at Blue Jeans Network. “Today’s modern workforce demands collaboration solutions that are multi-vendor, multi-device, and multi-location. That has always been the hallmark of our success at Blue Jeans. We look forward to working with Google to proliferate easy, open, and affordable video conferencing to businesses of all sizes and shapes.”
“Blue Jeans has long been the archetype and paragon for interoperability in video collaboration,” said David Maldow, Founder and CEO, at LetsDoVideo. “As a market and brand leader for cloud-based VC interop solutions, it makes perfect sense for Google to work with them to connect other systems into Hangouts. Blue Jeans and Google are two of the fastest growing players in the video as a service space, and it will be exciting to watch their work together evolve.”
Blue Jeans for Hangouts will be available in September. For more information on pricing, availability and support for Blue Jeans for Hangouts, please visit bluejeans.com/hangouts.
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 anytime, 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: https://bluejeans.com or follow the company @BlueJeansNet
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