At VoiceCon Orlando 2008 IBM announced key partnerships with ShoreTel, VBrick Systems, NEC and Ericsson to round out its unified communications portfolio.
The ShoreTel pairing will integrate ShoreTel's distributed unified communications solutions with Lotus Sametime. A plug-in will allow joint customers to access ShoreTel's distributed IP telephony features from within their Sametime application.
VBrick, which offers digital video appliances and solutions, is working with Sametime by introducing the VBrick VideoPlug-in for Lotus Sametime, a tool that streams live broadcasts and on-demand digital video content within Sametime, giving users a single point of access to digital video broadcast content and stored programming.
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