NEC Unified Solutions Inc. has launched UC for Enterprise (UCE) Collaboration, a video and Web conferencing and collaboration application designed to help enterprises make remote contact with customers and employees. Hosted Collaboration, a Web-based service offering the same features and functionality to SMBs, is also now available. Both iterations are available through NEC’s indirect channel partners.
NEC’s UCE Collaboration, a part of NEC’s UC for Enterprise Suite, and the Hosted Collaboration service facilitate scheduled or impromptu video or Web collaboration, thereby helping companies extend their reach and potentially reduce costs. Both UCE Collaboration and Hosted Collaboration incorporate the audio, Web and video components needed for live online meetings. Users only need a PC with a broadband connection to the Internet. A basic Webcam and microphone are required to participate in a video collaboration session. UCE Collaboration offers the added security of residing behind the corporate firewall, while Hosted Collaboration offers the convenience of a Web-based service.
Both UCE and Hosted Collaboration include video conferencing – from 1 to 16 video windows open during a conference; VoIP to enable participants to talk and hear one another by using standard PC speaker/microphones or headsets; whiteboarding; desktop sharing; applications/computer sharing; and polling/surveys.
UCE and Hosted Collaboration are offered in conjunction with XL Meeting, a reservationless third-party audio, video and Web hosting service.