Easynet and Acano Complete Next Generation Video Conferencing With New Set of Features


LONDON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Businesses looking to improve collaboration and accelerate decision-making now have even greater choice, as Easynet announces a host of exciting new features added to its Managed Video Collaboration (MVC) solution. Now, businesses benefit from truly mobile collaboration as Easynet moves the video conference beyond the confines of the conferencing suite and extends it to the smartphone, tablet and laptop.

New features include Easynet Virtual Rooms, a virtual meeting room where employees, customers and partners can join a conversation from any device or technology. New content sharing, presence and instant messaging tools have been added, as well as new support and security options. Also available is WebRTC integration, which enables voice, video and content sharing from a user’s browser.

The latest evolution of Easynet MVC, powered by Acano, integrates different platforms and devices, uniting audio, video and web technologies to create the ultimate virtual meeting experience from anywhere, at any time, on any device. Because the service can integrate with businesses’ existing video conferencing solutions, it helps businesses protect their existing assets and drives a return on investment. The new features expand Easynet’s Managed Video Collaboration portfolio, which is built on innovation and flexibility and is hosted in the Easynet cloud. The entire Easynet offering is designed to grow with a customer’s needs.

New features now available to Easynet customers include:

  • Easynet Virtual Rooms: a secured collaboration space where people can meet at any time
  • Access via a WebRTC enabled web browser, ┬áLync clients or the Easynet Collaboration Client
  • Unified Communications features: Presence Indication, Instant Messaging, Content Sharing
  • Interoperability with video systems within and beyond the company borders
  • Security options to ensure the confidentiality of meetings
  • Suite of ‘Onboarding’ consultancy services ┬áto drive adoption across the business and deliver a simplified user experience

Philip Grannum, Easynet’s Managing Director of Cloud, Hosting & UC Services said, “With Gartner forecasting that 38% of businesses will stop providing employees with devices by 2016*, organisations run the risk of operating a disjointed business and isolating staff unless they help teams to collaborate in the way they choose, from wherever they are, using their own devices”. He continued, “The new features we’ve added to Easynet MVC deliver next-generation unified communications, increasing choice, enhancing mobility, accelerating ROI and ultimately improving enterprise performance. Now it’s not just BYOD, it’s Select Your Own Device, as we give businesses the ultimate flexibility in video and audio collaboration”.

Larry Satterfield, Global Vice President of Sales, Acano, said, “Acano’s approach is that ‘everyone’s invited’ to join a conversation, and should be able to do it in any way they choose. Easynet provides the Acano platform along with hosting and customer service in a flexible and innovative package. Easynet Managed Video Collaboration delivers a great end user experience.”

*Gartner, Inc “Bring Your Own Device: The Facts and the Future”.

Notes to Editors

Easynet Managed Video Collaboration End-to-End Services Portfolio

About Easynet

A global managed service provider, Easynet has 20 years’ experience delivering managed services to national and multinational businesses. With customers, employees and offices across the world, it combines global reach with local expertise.

Easynet offers customers a portfolio of network, hosting and unified communications solutions enhanced by a range of ‘over the top’ solutions including security, voice, videoconferencing and application performance management.

Customers include EDF, Sage, Yakult, Transport for London, Bernard Matthews, Anglian Water, Bridgestone, Q Park and Campofrio Food Group.

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For more information visit http://www.easynet.com


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