Blue Jeans Network First To Offer Microsoft Lync Users Ability to Share Their Desktop Content With Cisco, Polycom, and Other

  Blue Jeans Network First To Offer Microsoft Lync Users Ability to Share
  Their Desktop Content With Cisco, Polycom, and Other Mobile, Desktop, and
  Room-based Video Conferencing Solutions

 New Capability Enhances Lync Value for More Effective Business to Business,
            Business to Consumer, and Intra-company Collaboration

Business Wire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- February 20, 2013

Blue Jeans Network, the leader in interoperable video conferencing services,
today announced the availability of bi-directional HD desktop sharing for its
growing base of Microsoft Lync users.

Since Lync support was first introduced by Blue Jeans in 2012 it has become a
popular option for customers looking to connect their Lync users to non-Lync
users inside and outside their organization for multi-party video
collaboration. This includes colleagues using Cisco or Polycom video
conference rooms, as well as remote workers, partners, and customers on the
many desktop or mobile video collaboration solutions already supported by Blue
Jeans, including any browser, Skype, Cisco Jabber, Google Video Chat, and

"Tens of thousands of Lync endpoints have already participated in Blue Jeans
meetings," said Stu Aaron, Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Jeans Network. "Up
until now these Lync users could easily join the meetings, to see and be seen,
and could receive desktop content shared by other, non-Lync, devices. With
this new bi-directional HD desktop sharing feature, Lync users can now also
share their own desktop content, including presentations and other documents,
the way they are used to, in high definition with other meeting participants."

Blue Jeans is the first and only vendor offering this multi-party
bi-directional content sharing capability between Lync users and non-Lync
users without requiring any special on-premise hardware or software to buy,
manage, or maintain. The Blue Jeans bi-directional HD desktop screen for Lync
functionality is fully implemented in the Blue Jeans cloud and is included
with every subscription.

"We use Blue Jeans in order to extend our Lync deployment to easily
interoperate with our room-based systems," according toAndy Brezinsky,
Director of Engineering at Milwaukee, WI-based Corvisa Services. "In addition
to across-the-board video conferencing which helps us to improve communication
between employees and partners in multiple offices andmultiple states,
today's announcement from Blue Jeans will also allow us to extend
collaboration by leveraging Blue Jean's desktop sharing capabilities."

"Whether it is SMBs trying to integrate room-based video conferencing systems
with Microsoft Office 365, or large enterprises looking to have Lync
deployments communicate with existing Cisco or Polycom hardware, Blue Jeans
acts as a simple, reliable, and scalable solution to allow businesses large
and small to benefit from interoperable video conferencing without the
headaches of on-premise solutions," said Neil Setchell, CEO of ExtraTeam a
Pleasanton, CA-based technology consulting firm, systems integrator, and Blue
Jeans partner.

For more information or to see the new Lync functionality, please visit To schedule an in-person demonstration at the
Lync Conference 2013 on February 20-21 in San Diego, CA, please email

About Blue Jeans Network

At Blue Jeans Network, our mission is to make video communications as easy and
pervasive as audio communications, enabling more effective collaboration at
work, at home, and on the road. Our cloud-based conferencing service makes
this possible by enabling customers to connect with each other seamlessly any
time, anywhere, and from practically any device. The Blue Jeans Network
extends high quality video communications beyond the traditional boundaries of
specialized conference rooms and into the mainstream, allowing individuals and
employees throughout an enterprise to interact more effectively with each
other, and with their customers, partners, suppliers, family, and friends.
Blue Jeans Network is a private company headquartered in Mountain View,
California. For more information go to: or follow the
company @BlueJeansNet.


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