The corporate workforce and its customer base has never been more geographically distributed and dispersed. With 80 percent of company meetings now including remote participants, organizations are increasingly relying on video conferencing and collaboration tools to increase operational efficiencies and improve individual productivity. Hosted cloud-based video and collaboration services are becoming the preferred solution to meet the critical requirements of modern businesses, delivering lower and more predictable costs without sacrificing features or flexibility.
Accession Meeting, Metaswitch’s award-winning cloud-based collaboration solution, offers an approach to unified communications and collaboration that leverages the cloud to give network operators a competitive edge in this hotly contested and expanding market. Accession Meeting enables business users to initiate video conferences, collaborate on documents or conduct webinars without the need to deploy additional enterprise or operator-based infrastructure.
Accession Meeting supports scheduled and ad-hoc conferences — including Microsoft Outlook integration for simplified scheduling — plus single-click uplift from one-to-one Accession Communicator calls or IM sessions to conferences with up to 200 participants.
When in a meeting, the organizer and attendees can see video conference participants and share desktops or documents. Desktop remote control allows for even closer collaboration or direct technical support and training. Finally, built-in call recording enables the organizer to store a complete permanent record of a conference that can be viewed any time.
Accession Meeting is available on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac devices and network operators can deploy it as a standalone application, with a distinct user interface, or tightly integrated with Accession Communicator. This allows network operators the choice of delivering a compelling standalone hosted web and video conferencing solution to serve a broad addressable market, or delivering a complete and fully integrated unified communications and collaboration offering.
Supporting legacy conferencing platforms and interworking with 3rd party products inside or outside the organization, Accession Meeting is interoperable with standards-based H.323 and SIP room systems. Businesses can also use Accession Meeting as a room system, with our specialized application that controls external conferencing components such as cameras.
Accession Meeting is completely brandable and customizable, and can assume a network operator’s corporate identity. Network operators can easily deploy the Accession Meeting application on the leading App Stores (Apple / Android) and can make it accessible through the MetaSphere CommPortal Applications tab. Users can also share Accession Meeting through meeting invitations, enabling any attendee to easily access the application.
The company’s focus on integration of web and videoconferencing capabilities within the Accession UC client was a reason we chose this product as a winner this year. Accession Meeting provides the service provider with an attractive business model.