is-phone Lync now fully supports BroadWorks® capabilities in softphone mode
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND and GAITHERSBURG, MD - iscoord ag, a leading provider of Unified Communications (UC) softphone applications, and BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSFT, news, filings), the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer UC services over their IP networks, announced today they have completed interoperability of the newest is-phone® Lync with BroadSoft's BroadWorks telephony application server, a software plug-in which seamlessly integrates BroadWorks capabilities in Microsoft™ Lync™ 2010 client.
is-phone Lync unleashes BroadWorks capabilities in Microsoft Lync and now includes major improvements:
- All BroadWorks telephony features provided in deskphone mode are now supported in softphone mode: CommPilot Express, Remote Office, Do not Disturb, Call Forwarding Always, Simultaneous Ringing, lookup in BroadWorks directory and direct access to User's self-care portal.
- Users now have a consistent BroadWorks UC experience whether running is-phone Lync in deskphone or softphone mode. A user can now smoothly switch between their deskphone and softphone mode, with a single click and using the same BroadWorks telephony account.
- BroadWorks Device Management Server (DMS) allows provisioning and administration of is-phone Lync "devices" in both deskphone and softphone modes and includes a BroadWorks licensing mechanism to ease installation and operation.
- Interoperability with BroadWorks 17 SP4, 18 SP1 and 19, including SIP interoperability tests in softphone mode.
- Windows 8 support.
- In desk phone mode, the plug-in has been tested in virtualized environments such as Citrix and Terminal Services.
Leslie Ferry, vice president marketing, BroadSoft, said: "We are dedicated to providing solutions that meet the varied and unique needs of our global service provider customers. Many enterprises globally are seeking comprehensive telephony integration with Microsoft Lync and we believe the iscoord integration with BroadWorks will enable our joint telecommunications service provider customers to offer their users an advanced communication experience."
"We believe the softphone mode integration with full BroadWorks capabilities to be of great interest for many corporations. Users can now switch between the deskphone and softphone mode, in a very simple way, and continue benefiting from their rich BroadWorks telephony experience. This allows companies to implement a simple solution to address both office & mobile corporate telephony needs in Lync while leveraging their legacy BroadWorks platforms - this is definitively a key competitive advantage," said Christophe Remillet, head of business development, iscoord.
To evaluate is-phone Lync, please contact your BroadSoft or iscoord representative.
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About iscoord and is-phone®
iscoord is a leading UC softphone provider that enable operators, service providers, integrators and equipment manufacturers to unleash their legacy IP PBX, softswitch or IMS platform in the end-user environment. Our desktop and mobile softphone product family - is-phone® - offers a wide range of features such as enterprise telephony, audio/video conferencing, instant messaging, file transfer, voicemail and presence. is-phone® offers different collaboration suite connectors such as Microsoft Lync or IBM Lotus Notes/Sametime which can be combined with back-end connectors like BroadWorks or Iskratel to provide a seamless integration and richer UC experience.
BroadSoft is the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol networks. The Company's core communications platform enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling, messaging and collaboration communication services, including private branch exchanges, video calling, text messaging and converged mobile and fixed-line services.
Forward Looking Statements (BroadSoft)
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "believe," "will" and other similar terms and phrases and include, among others, statements regarding the interoperability testing results and the benefits of the is-phone Lync and BroadWorks to service providers. The outcome of the events described in these forward-looking statements is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, whether the interoperability of the BroadWorks platform and the is-phone Lync will result in increased revenues for BroadSoft, as well as those factors contained in the "Risk Factors" sections of the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on February 27, 2013, and in the Company's other filings with the SEC. All information in this release is as of June 5, 2013. Except as required by law, BroadSoft undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement made herein for any reason to conform the statement to actual results or changes in its expectations.