AT&T and Cisco have partnered together to develop a new cloud-based conferencing tool for business customers. The service uses Cisco’s Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR) Cloud, bringing together WebEx Personal Rooms with WebEx Video Bridge to provide a video conferencing service that users can access from any connected video device.
Business customers will be able to participate in conferences supporting voice, video, and content sharing from an Internet-enabled smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. The service is expected to allow business users to be more productive by participating in virtual meetings regardless of their location. Cloud-based video conferencing could also help reduce costs by replacing in-person meetings and eliminating travel costs.
“Cisco is passionate about helping people get highly collaborative work done without technology hassles getting in the way—this passion is the driving force behind our entire collaboration portfolio including CMR Cloud,” said Rowan Trollope, senior vice president of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group. “Working with AT&T will give more people their very own collaboration spaces in the cloud – and on their desks – so more great work can get done quicker.”
AT&T Conferencing with Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR) Cloud is expected to be available in December of this year.