The way enterprises communicate with employees, supply chains and target markets is rapidly changing with mobility and the consumerization of IT. Addressing the growth of mobile devices and benefits of video solutions, Applied Global Technologies unveiled its roadmap to support the future of mobile video conferencing. Key developments include enterprise email dialing capabilities for mobile users and the blend of consumer video solutions, such as SKYPE and Google Video Chat, to lead to universal people-to-people visual communications.
“The backbone of our roadmap is AGT’s vision to immediately enable forward looking organizations to capture the power of mobility and thrive in the new mobile world,” explains Mike Valletutti, CEO of AGT. “From here, we will enable universal people-to-people communications, giving everyone their own personal visual identity using something we all understand, an email address.”
AGT will issue a series of product releases in the upcoming months that will further the company’s position as the thought leader for mobility. In the fourth quarter of 2012, AGT will release the first business-oriented mobile video app based on an email dialing directory. Following the email dialing release, AGT will introduce the industry’s first consumer video gateway that will allow enterprises to connect consumer video solutions such as SKYPE and Google Video Chat, directly to on-premise Cisco and Polycom MCUs and Microsoft Lync infrastructure. The highly scalable gateway will be available for enterprises to place on the edge of their networks or access via the cloud and will support up to 1,000 concurrent ports of mobile devices and consumer video. Costing hundreds, not thousands per port, coupled with an email dialing directory that does not require costly registration licenses, the gateway will be the industry’s only available device that will scale with the full potential of consumer video and mobility.
“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of our “over the top” strategy to remove all the labels and boundaries affixed to traditional video conferencing, a result of the natural evolution of our technology,” continues Valletutti. “We continue to focus on enterprises, with special attention to those trying to figure out how to leverage the investments they have already made in Cisco, Polycom and Microsoft Lync.”
For many years, AGT has guided organizations through the changing landscape of video conferencing with its vision and thought leadership. As a result, AGT clients continue to move forward with technologies that enable video conferencing both within the enterprise and outside, incorporating HD video conferencing systems, mobile devices and UC clients. AGT works with Fortune 1000, federal, healthcare and distance learning organizations.