Wednesday, September 18, 2013

IBM Sametime 9 Launch Event

IBM Sametime 9 launch event is just finished. That was a very good and original event.
It has been done through the IBM Virtual Event Center. That event was truly global. Polycom saw visitors from 27 different countries.

The format of this event was:
  • 10 virtual booths of which one from Polycom. All the IBM Polycom team was on the booth to answer to all questions/comments.

So, what do I have learnt from that event?

IBM Sametime 9 (eGA: Sep 20) will include:
  • Next-gen media framework with scalable media bridge and codecs (H264SVC), continuous -presence video and built-in integration with HW endpoints for meetings and IM.
  • Mobile IM and meetings client improvements including audio, video and mobile APIs
  • Enhanced integration with IBM Connection
  • Smarter Meetings, a new user experience with OneUI
John Delpizzo have shown that from a presentation delivered via an IBM Sametime 9 Meeting.

New, streamlined Sametime Experience

Continuous Presence

Mobile with Video
Codec details on IBM S9

IBM Sametime 9 and the seamless integration with Polycom portfolio will be available in all Polycom Experience Center worldwide, soon.
Come and experience it LIVE!!!

Next events:

1/ What's new in IBM Sametime 9
Join Marlon Machado on September 19 to learn about IBM Sametime 9's cutting-edge conferencing and communications capabilities that leverage your existing IT and infrastructure, mobile devices, and applications. -> link

2/ IBM Sametime 9 video functionality: Come see the excitement around continuous presence
Attend this free webcast on October 2 to get the lowdown on how IBM Sametime 9 allows for continuous video without the use of third-party technology and its parity with Microsoft Lync 2013 with David Price (Meridian IT) and Peter Lurie (Polycom). -> link

P.S: Big thanks to John Delpizzo, Luis Benitez, Suzanne Livingston, Julie Reed, Marlon Machado and Marc Pagnier... GOOD JOB!!!