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Alcatel-Lucent Launches Visual Collaboration Tools

Andy Penfold

Alcatel-Lucent has announced a Visual Collaboration suite that allows users across an enterprise to view video on a range of devices. 

The Video Collaboration suite extends enterprise video to any endpoint and location, including PCs, smartphones, tablets, and meeting-room display boards, says the company. 

"Alcatel-Lucent's Visual Collaboration suite brings video solutions across the enterprise to a broader range of users, locations, and endpoints," says Tom Burns, president of enterprise and strategic industries at Alcatel-Lucent. "Our strategy is designed to give our enterprise customers choice with a wide range of cost-effective options for video, from working with our valued solution partners to offer joint solutions to delivering embedded video capabilities with our new OpenTouch communications platforms."

Melissa Fremeijer, research analyst at IDC, says that the solution many enterprises have already adopted telepresence and are now looking into new and more affordable video solutions. "As video becomes a business requirement and a channel demanded by customers, businesses will rely on solutions that increasingly reach more people across more end points and connect more locations," she says.