Blue Jeans Network users can now join a Google Hangout after the introduction a new video service.
The new interoperable gateway service that delivers a Cloud-based solution to enable room-based systems, such as Cisco or Polycom, to connect with Google Hangouts participants joining from desktop, mobile, or Chromebox for meetings rooms. With Blue Jeans for Hangouts, Google users can now connect with colleagues, customers, partners, and friends across a wide range of third party business conferencing systems, extending the power of face-to-face collaboration. Blue Jeans Network chief commercial officer, Stu Aaron, said the company was thrilled to work with Google to enable millions of users of other video conferencing systems to connect into Hangouts.
"Today's modern workforce demands collaboration solutions that are multi-vendor, multi-device, and multi-location," he said.
"We look forward to working with Google to proliferate easy, open, and affordable video conferencing to businesses of all sizes and shapes." LetsDoVideo chief executive, David Maldow, said Blue Jeans had long been the archetype and paragon for interoperability in video collaboration.
"As a market and brand leader for cloud-based VC interop solutions, it makes perfect sense for Google to work with them to connect other systems into Hangouts," he said.
Blue Jeans for Hangouts will be available in September for any standard H.323 or SIP room based system.