6 min read

Synergy SKY is now available on your Control Hub dashboard

By Vemun Waksvik on May 16, 2024 3:40:09 PM

Synergy SKY has already become one of the most used integrations in Control Hub.


Synergy SKY Press Release:

Topics: Cisco Webex Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT
2 min read

Live captions displayed on SIP devices in Teams meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Apr 29, 2024 4:50:01 PM

Live captions enable people who are deaf or hard of hearing to follow along with the conversation, fostering inclusion and participation in meetings.

Even for those with normal hearing, captions can aid focus by providing a visual reinforcement of what's being said. This can be especially helpful in noisy environments or for meetings with heavy jargon or technical discussions.

Synergy SKY Press Release:

Topics: Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT Microsoft Teams
4 min read

Poly RealConnect Sunset. End of Life

By Vemun Waksvik on Apr 19, 2024 10:20:38 AM

Synergy SKY CONNECT: A Viable Alternative to the Sunsetting Poly RealConnect

Poly RealConnect, a video conferencing interoperability gateway for standards-based video systems to connect to Microsoft Teams and Skype meetings, is nearing its end of life. This leaves many businesses scrambling to find a suitable replacement.

Topics: Video Conferencing Cisco Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
3 min read

New Macro: Unleash the Power of Your Video Conferencing Device

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 25, 2024 3:16:02 PM

Empowering VTCs for Active Participation in Video Meetings

Topics: Video Conferencing Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT Microsoft Teams
4 min read

Unique features you get with Cisco Webex USB video bar + Synergy SKY Management Suite

By Synergy SKY on Mar 4, 2024 3:57:00 PM



Beyond
all the given features the number one video conferencing manufacturer provides, such as a 4K intelligent camera, integrated microphones, and auto noise reduction speakers, it also has smart IoT sensors that provide Presence Detection and People Count

Topics: Video Conferencing Cisco Mixed Workflows SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
5 min read

Unleash the power of your Cisco video endpoints

By Vemun Waksvik on Feb 14, 2024 12:36:00 PM

If there was ever a time to get your video conferencing technology and platforms optimized, this is it. Here's how you can make your video conferencing endpoints do the work for you. 

Topics: Synergy ANALYZE Synergy SKY CONNECT
3 min read

A standards-based and certified interop solution from Synergy SKY

By Vemun Waksvik on Feb 12, 2024 1:37:00 PM

Synergy CONNECT is a video conferencing interoperability gateway that connects SIP and WebRTC/HTML protocols together, allowing users to join web browser-based meetings from SIP devices. This interoperability is achieved through adherence to industry standards:


•    SIP: An open standard ratified by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), ensuring compatibility with various SIP-based video conferencing systems.


•    WebRTC: An open standard supported by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla, enabling seamless web browser-based meeting participation.
 
 

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP
3 min read

3 factors that drive adoption of video conferencing

By Vemun Waksvik on Feb 5, 2024 3:14:00 PM

There are 3 crucial factors you need to have in order to achieve a frictionless meeting experience across technologies and generations of products: CompatibilityInteroperability,  and Consistency

Topics: Video Conferencing
6 min read

SIP to Web interop gateway now available in the Azure Marketplace

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 24, 2024 2:01:00 PM

Synergy SKY CONNECT offers an award-winning interoperability gateway that connects Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom, and Webex meetings to existing video conference devices such as Cisco and Poly.    

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP
4 min read

Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (TMS) replacement

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 17, 2024 4:18:00 PM

Cisco TelePresence Management Suite and Cisco TelePresence Management Suite XE (Cisco TMS/ Cisco TMS XE ) is a portal for administering and monitoring your videoconferencing network from a single, organized interface. Both of them offer centralized control for on-site and remote video systems, as well as deployment and scheduling for the whole video network.

NEWS: End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Telepresence Management Suite (TMS) and Exchange Integration (XE) Subscriptions (https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/conferencing/telepresence-management-suite-tms/tele-manage-suite-eol.html

Topics: Cisco TMS
3 min read

The only Standards-based Interop Video Gateway

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 9, 2024 9:37:00 AM

Synergy SKY CONNECT – the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to Web / WebRTC interoperability gateway - is a patented solution that connects these two standards for video, audio and data together.

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
2 min read

One Organization, Six Conference Platforms

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 8, 2024 12:56:00 PM

How do you schedule and start meetings when you have six platforms to choose from?

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Use Case
3 min read

Synergy SKY CONNECT empowers Lifesize customers

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 12, 2023 3:29:45 PM

Synergy SKY CONNECT empowers Lifesize customers to expand their meeting capabilities beyond the CVI experience they have, encompassing:
  • Seamlessly join all Microsoft Teams, meetings
  • Engage in seamless application sharing (adding PowerPoint live and whiteboarding)
  • Connect effortlessly to all Zoom and Google Meetings
Synergy SKY CONNECT is an award winning patented interoperability gateway that can be used by all video conferencing SIP video devices.

Enghouse press release:


Partnership With Synergy SKY Advances Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Cisco, Vidyo

MARKHAM, ON, Dec. 12, 2023 /CNW/ - Enghouse Interactive, a leading provider of customer engagement solutions, today announced a strategic technology partnership with Synergy SKY, a leader in simplifying video communication across multiple platforms.

This important partnership marks a significant step in enhancing the interoperability and user experience in video conferencing. It focuses on Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco and Enghouse proprietary video products Vidyo, Qumu and Lifesize.

Under this partnership, Enghouse Interactive's latest acquisition, Lifesize, will fully integrate Synergy SKY CONNECT, a leading solution for seamless video meetings. This integration expands and improves the customer experience by extending support to a wide range of video meeting technologies.

Enghouse Lifesize room systems, known for its high-definition video conferencing solutions, will benefit significantly from Synergy SKY CONNECT's intuitive and user-friendly meeting experience. This collaboration aligns with Enghouse Interactive's focus on superior communication solutions that cater to the evolving needs of businesses and their customers.

"We are delighted to partner with Synergy SKY," said Vince Mifsud, President of Enghouse. "Their innovative approach to video conferencing aligns perfectly with our strategy of offering customers choice when delivering exceptional customer experiences through our technology. This move is timely, considering more companies are returning to their offices in a full or hybrid model increasing the importance of quality video conferencing and collaboration in the global business landscape."

Ståle Reitan, CEO of Synergy SKY, added: "Our collaboration with Enghouse Interactive represents a significant milestone for us. We are dedicated to making video meetings as straightforward and efficient as possible. Joining forces with Enghouse Interactive, a company that shares our mission, will allow us to take our customer service to higher levels."

For more information about the partnership and the integrated solutions, please visit https://www.enghouseinteractive.com and https://www.synergysky.com.

About Enghouse Interactive    

Enghouse Interactive (EI), a subsidiary of Enghouse Systems Limited, is a global leader in contact center software and video technology solutions offering its customers and partners the valuable advantage of choice. EI empowers businesses to transform contact centers from cost centers into powerful growth engines. EI simplifies complex integrations through open standards and supporting various telephony technologies to ensure seamless customer accessibility across channels and locations.

Information contact:
Balvinder Sandhu
balvinder.sandhu@enghouse.com 

Synergy SKY is bridging the gap between video meeting platforms, enabling seamless collaboration for individuals across diverse locations and devices. As an independent software development and sales company Synergy SKY is creating synergies between different meeting platforms and simplifies the user experience. Synergy SKY connects your video conference rooms to Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google meetings. https://www.synergysky.com/

Information contact:
Vemun Waksvik
vw@synergysky.com

SOURCE Enghouse Systems Limited

Topics: Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT Lifesize
20 min read

How does CVI compare to the Synergy SKY CONNECT interop?

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 1, 2023 11:47:00 AM

Is Synergy SKY better than CVI? 
Synergy SKY has 3 solutions in 1: Interoperability, Meeting workflow & Management Suite

Topics: Video Conferencing FreeBSD Microsoft Cisco Mixed Workflows SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT Featured
3 min read

SIP video endpoint registration service

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 27, 2023 10:04:19 AM

Register your video endpoints with Synergy SKY - it's the only service your video devices need

Topics: Video Conferencing SIP
4 min read

Announcing the multi-vendor gateway!

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 18, 2023 10:46:00 AM

Connect to all Google, Zoom and Teams meetings from any Cisco / Poly video endpoint.

Topics: Google Microsoft Interoperability SIP
3 min read

7 unique benefits of Synergy SKY CONNECT; SIP to web interoperability

By Mariya Gabajiwala on Oct 4, 2023 12:49:00 PM

Synergy SKY CONNECT is an award-winning, multi-vendor gateway that connects any Cisco and Poly SIP video endpoint to Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Zoom meetings. Here are seven unique benefits:

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Interoperability Microsoft Teams
4 min read

SIP to Zoom interoperability is now available in Synergy SKY CONNECT

By Vemun Waksvik on Sep 26, 2023 10:02:09 PM

We are excited to announce the launch of SIP to Zoom interoperability support in Synergy SKY CONNECT! This new feature allows users to join Zoom meetings from any SIP video endpoint, without the need for any additional hardware or software.

Topics: Video Conferencing Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT zoom
4 min read

Have you ever booked a fake meeting to appear busier at work?

By Vemun Waksvik on Sep 20, 2023 11:22:00 AM

Whether you want to admit it or not, throughout our working lives, many of us have bent the rules when it comes to business meetings.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing IoT Meeting No-show
5 min read

Join Microsoft Teams meeting from Cisco Devices with WebRTC

By Sean Lessman on Sep 11, 2023 2:33:00 PM

Making it easier for Cisco Webex devices to connect to internal and external Microsoft Teams meetings with support for One Button To Push (OBTP) Easy Join Services for WebRTC Guest Join.

The New SIP to Teams Interop, is a better approach for most - but the workflow in this blog might still be relevant for some

Topics: Video Conferencing Cisco
5 min read

Make business video meetings easy: Simplified Scheduling, Joining & Content Sharing

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 29, 2023 2:20:25 PM

Video meetings have become an essential part of our professional lives. However, they often come with their fair share of complexities and challenges. Sean Lessman from Synergy SKY discusses how to solve some of these problems with an easy-to-use, user-friendly, and cost-effective solution.

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
2 min read

Synergy SKY featured in Cisco Webex blog

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 25, 2023 4:00:00 PM

Synergy SKY was recently featured in a blog post on the Cisco Webex website. To learn how we together connected 120 Cisco video rooms to Zoom and Google - read the full blog here.

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
10 min read

How to deliver interactive presentations with PowerPoint Live in video meetings

By Adele Thornton on Jul 11, 2023 3:30:00 PM

Discover the revolutionary Microsoft PowerPoint Live feature within Microsoft Teams, which allows you to share your presentations interactively during video meetings without needing to share your screen. By using this application, you gain access to a wide range of engaging features, including real-time transcription and translation, audience participation tools, and the ability for viewers to navigate through the presentation at their own pace.

In this article, you will delve into the mastery of PowerPoint Live, not only in meetings with other Teams clients but also in video conference meetings with SIP systems like Cisco and Poly.

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
5 min read

How to handle video meeting invitations - and connect rooms to all meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Jul 10, 2023 5:30:00 PM

Video meeting invitations often present a challenge when it comes to figuring out how to join the meeting. This can lead to frustration and delays in starting the meetings or even people avoiding the use of video conferencing rooms altogether. 

This is how to take any meeting invitation and generate a green join button that will promptly connect video conference devices all meetings.

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
5 min read

In-room booking of room and video with Cisco Webex touch controller

By Vemun Waksvik on Jun 8, 2023 1:30:00 PM

With Synergy SKY in-room booking, you can book both room and video meetings ad-hoc from your touch panel if the room is available. In addition, the 30.03 SW release has: Cisco Endpoint Phone Books, Room Issue Notifications.

Topics: Video Conferencing Release Notes Cisco
12 min read

Synergizers: An interview with Henrik Romnes

By Synergy SKY on Apr 21, 2023 12:58:00 PM



Welcome to ‘Synergizers: The Experts Behind Video Interop”, the series where we talk and spotlight the developers and innovators behind the interoperability and video conferencing management tools simplifying the way organizations meet. The movers and shakers of our multi-vendor videoconferencing world. 

Meet Henrik Romnes, Developer at Synergy SKY. 

Henrik is one of R&D’s whizz kids (not that he would ever admit to this!). With a background in maths and an understanding beyond his years of all things video-related, he is responsible for making sure your video meetings work. You don’t get black screens when you connect to your meetings? That might very well be Henrik’s doing. We spoke with Henrik about his growth as a developer, as well as challenges and prospects in the videoconferencing industry. 

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Mixed Workflows SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
13 min read

Synergizers: An interview with CTO Egil Hasting

By Synergy SKY on Mar 17, 2023 12:57:00 PM


Welcome to 'Synergizers: The Experts Behind Video Interop', the series where we talk to and spotlight the developers and innovators of interoperability and video conferencing! These are the movers and shakers of our multi-vendor video conferencing world and are on a solid mission to simplify video meetings across the globe. 

Meet Egil Hasting, CTO at Synergy SKY. 

While it's not easy to say who the mother of our interop solution is, most people at Synergy SKY would agree that Egil is the undisputed father. He was responsible for conceptualizing, developing, and strategizing how to bring the product to the market. If there is anyone with a good understanding of our video interoperability, it's Egil.

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Mixed Workflows SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
7 min read

How will “hybrid work” affect meeting room and videoconference utilization?

By Adele Thornton on Mar 6, 2023 2:14:00 PM

It has become more important than ever to know what "hybrid work" is, how it will develop and what its impact on how we use meeting rooms actually is.

Topics: Video Conferencing News & Press Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT
6 min read

Unlock flexible video conferencing: seamlessly integrate your video endpoints to Microsoft Teams meetings

By Mariya Gabajiwala on Jan 27, 2023 3:19:46 PM

A lot of companies today are mandating their workforce to return to the office. Whether your preferred way of working is from the office, hybrid or remote, one thing is for certain - video conferencing endpoints and meeting rooms in offices need to be flexible enough to include all working models.  

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Mixed Workflows SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
2 min read

Synergy SKY has achieved ISO certification

By Vedia Eskicioglu on Dec 2, 2022 3:12:59 PM

We are pleased to announce that Synergy SKY has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the internationally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS). This certification shows that we take information security and risk seriously both for our customers and ourselves.  

Topics: Synergy SKY CONNECT ISO
4 min read

Helping NHS Trusts reconnect with remote clinicians & experts for Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings

By Adele Thornton on Nov 11, 2022 3:00:00 PM

Synergy SKY stepped in to support the NHS with continuation of critical MDT meetings that include remote clinicians joining the meetings on Microsoft Teams, by providing an alternative interoperability solution. 

Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) service continuation is essential in the NHS for the health and well-being of patients and the collective expertise of specialists involved in a patient’s pathway. This includes the discussion of the diagnosis, pain management, support, welfare or treatment, and recovery. 

In June 2020, the NHS announced an agreement with Microsoft that would lead to the rollout of Microsoft Teams to 1.2 million users, across 450 organisations supporting patients in the NHS.  It was highlighted in a study by the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust* that this roll-out saved NHS users 2.9 million hours of NHS time.  According to NHS Digital, it replaced 14.5 million phone calls and hosted more than 32 million virtual meetings. Needless to say, it has been a huge success and became “the norm” for users across the NHS.  

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
5 min read

Transform Cisco/Poly video conferencing devices to a Microsoft Teams Room

By Michael Peri on Nov 1, 2022 3:24:21 PM

Many organizations need a more inclusive and complete solution for interoperability right away. Synergy SKY CONNECT, which was launched earlier this year, can enable organizations to continue to use Cisco and Poly/Polycom devices in meeting rooms with Microsoft Teams.

At Microsoft Ignite, Cisco announced that in the first half of 2023, their latest generation Room OS devices will run Microsoft Teams natively. I applaud this development as users and administrators need simpler videoconferencing experiences when in the office. As significant as this announcement is, it, unfortunately, does not provide a solution for the millions older generation but high-quality Cisco / Poly SIP devices which do not have the onboard processing power to support either native MTR and Webex device interoperability.

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
3 min read

Why is interoperability in video conferencing here to stay

By Mariya Gabajiwala on Oct 31, 2022 4:32:12 PM

The rise of multiple video platforms, their respective product versions and innumerable call protocols has made the video conferencing space more complex and harder to navigate. Interoperability is the only long-lasting solution that can solve this for organizations. 

One too many business meetings have been compromised due to the sheer availability of multiple video conferencing platforms in the industry, leaving users frustrated, output impacted, and potentially millions of dollars lost. Video users and meeting participants would like to walk into a meeting room and start their meeting on time, without thinking about the platform, interface, invite links, passwords, and other complex video conferencing challenges.  

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
4 min read

How to connect your Cisco and Poly endpoints to ALL Microsoft Teams meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 20, 2022 12:47:24 PM

  • There is an alternative to buying new hardware. You can get interop software today! 

  • The number of meeting platforms that you need to adapt to is increasing. Interoperability is becoming more and more important

  • The major meeting platforms are changing every 3 years* 

Topics: Cisco SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT Microsoft Teams Featured
4 min read

Make your Cisco or Poly video conference device work like a Microsoft Teams Room in a Teams meeting

By Mariya Gabajiwala on Oct 13, 2022 9:42:00 AM

Presentation sharing and application sharing, interaction and control features on the Cisco devices supporting macros (Touch 10 panel, DX-series, Desk Pro etc.) improved audio and video quality and a dedicated loading screen are new features that will enhance your video meeting experience and business collaboration.  

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT Featured
4 min read

How to use Whiteboarding and PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams to Cisco and Poly  SIP video endpoints

By Synergy SKY on Aug 17, 2022 9:26:45 AM

In Microsoft Teams meetings the new presenting experience with PowerPoint Live, Whiteboarding, and Hand raising introduces interactivity beyond traditional static presentation sharing (BFCP).

Only Synergy SKY gives you a similar native MS Teams experience on SIP devices.

Topics: Cisco SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT Microsoft Teams
1 min read

Connect Webex devices to more meetings

By Synergy SKY on Jul 19, 2022 9:12:13 AM

Cross-platform video meetings shouldn’t be complicated. Watch Sean Lessman discuss the multi-vendor video complexities and potential solutions for easy collaboration at this year’s Cisco Live.

Topics: Video Conferencing Events Cisco Mixed Workflows SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
2 min read

Synergy SKY CONNECT for Government captivates the audience at Cisco Live

By Synergy SKY on Jun 29, 2022 5:00:53 PM

As the first Cisco Live! hybrid event ever and the first in-person one since 2019, the excitement couldn't have possibly been higher to finally meet industry professionals face-to-face and discuss collaboration in a hybrid work environment.

Topics: News & Press Events Cisco Synergy SKY CONNECT for Government
6 min read

SIP to Teams live demos showed easier meetings are possible at ISE 2022

By Synergy SKY on Jun 20, 2022 2:22:55 PM

Seeing is believing! One thing is to read information about the award-winning interop solution Synergy SKY CONNECT online. Another entirely different thing is to see it in action.

Topics: Video Conferencing News & Press Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT
2 min read

She who sends the invite first, decides the meeting platform

By Sean Lessman on Jun 9, 2022 2:37:00 PM



While recently catching up with some old friends at Poly(com) over email and we decided to get together on video. Poly has partnerships with many of the different cloud meeting services, so a meeting with a Poly person could mean meeting on any one of the major platforms today. 

Topics: Synergy JOIN Remote Work
5 min read

Self-hosted interop solution securing video meetings for Government Agencies

By Synergy SKY on Jun 2, 2022 3:46:27 PM

Communication on different video conferencing platforms and devices can create a number of pain points. Meeting data security and user experience are amongst the top ones. Synergy SKY CONNECT for Government fully addresses these concerns. Video meetings made easy for the public sector.

Topics: Video Conferencing News & Press Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT for Government
2 min read

Synergy SKY wins the 'New Product Innovation Award' by Frost & Sullivan

By Synergy SKY on Apr 25, 2022 11:23:36 AM

We're proud to announce that we won the Global New Product Innovation Award in the video conferencing interoperability market attributed to the prestigious consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan.

Topics: Video Conferencing News & Press Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT
9 min read

Connect more and manage better your business video meetings

By Synergy SKY on Mar 2, 2022 2:56:06 PM

The SIP to Teams interop and our Management Suite can now be found under one name.

Topics: Video Conferencing News & Press Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT
5 min read

How to ensure video communication interoperability in 3 steps

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 5, 2022 3:32:27 PM

As the home office backdrop slowly loses its charm and the need for a professional meeting setting increases, people are beginning to travel into the office to make use of meeting rooms for their video meetings.  

Video conferencing utilization will increase even after we return to the office, which highlights the need for proper video conferencing equipment in all meeting rooms and a strategy for UC interoperability. 

Topics: Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT
4 min read

Which video conferencing platform should you meet on?

By Vedia Eskicioglu on Nov 19, 2021 2:36:00 PM

How do you avoid painting yourself into a technology corner? Does the simple fact that everyone now has adopted video conferencing technology actually make business meetings easier?

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing
2 min read

Mark Dumas appointed to the position as COO

By Vedia Eskicioglu on Oct 18, 2021 1:55:50 PM

Having been with the company for almost four years as VP Products, we are excited to announce that Mark Dumas now is stepping up to the role of Chief Operating Officer and President.

Topics: New Hire News & Press Board
20 min read

Are meetings the biggest wasted cost for businesses?

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 16, 2021 4:30:00 PM

How often have you found yourself diving into an empty meeting room that is shown as being pre-booked? You say - “let’s grab this meeting room quickly, if someone comes along we’ll find another”. It’s all too common in office spaces, and there's a very real reason for this.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing IoT Meeting No-show
4 min read

Does taking off Friday increase productivity?

By Adele Thornton on Oct 13, 2021 2:30:00 PM

I recently created a poll to ask a question on LinkedIn about whether my network works Fridays. This was after a comment an acquaintance made that surprised me: “MOST PEOPLE TAKE FRIDAYS OFF NOW THAT THEY WORK FROM HOME”. Once my poll received over 70,000 views and thousands of votes I realized it was a very prevalent topic with mixed opinions.

Topics: Meeting No-show Remote Work
5 min read

Announcing new product: Synergy SKY CONNECT

By Synergy SKY on Oct 13, 2021 2:25:00 PM

Video meetings from a PC are easy and uncomplicated. Video meetings between typical meeting rooms and external participants are still very complicated. We decided to do something about it.

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Interoperability SIP
4 min read

Video conferencing during transitions and mixed endpoints

By Vedia Eskicioglu on Oct 8, 2021 2:34:00 PM

Even though you might have upgraded your VTC systems since the Tandberg days, it doesn’t mean your older generation systems can’t achieve interoperability with the newer ones, as well as with your mixed workflow.

Topics: Video Conferencing Mixed Workflows
4 min read

Get warnings of technical issues in upcoming video meetings

By Vedia Eskicioglu on Sep 17, 2021 2:33:00 PM

For all meetings booked in Outlook or Google calendar where there is a video conferencing resource involved, the Synergy SKY Management Suite can notify the administrator if there is a potential problem with a scheduled meeting.

Topics: Release Notes Synergy CONTROL
4 min read

The Virtual Water Cooler - Combating loneliness with VMR's

By Vedia Eskicioglu on Sep 2, 2021 2:36:00 PM

Although video meetings make it possible to continue business operations as normal, the day-to-day social interaction between colleagues can be just as important for moral, drive, and mental health. And, with the right tools, you can make a pretty decent virtual lemonade out of your home office lemons 

Topics: Meeting Cisco
2 min read

How to connect Cisco IX Series to a Microsoft Teams or Zoom Meeting

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 28, 2021 2:33:00 PM

Learn how to easily connect your Cisco IX Series immersive telepresence endpoints to a Microsoft Teams or Zoom meeting with one click, while scheduling natively in Outlook or Google Calendar.

Topics: Video Conferencing
2 min read

Get video dial-in link automatically for any booked meeting

By Vedia Eskicioglu on Aug 21, 2021 2:32:00 PM

With Synergy SKY Management Suite you can now get video dial-in details automatically inserted when you schedule a meeting, without having to click the Microsoft Teams plug-in or adding @webex in the location field. You will never forget to add the video option again. 

Topics: Video Conferencing Cisco Webex
2 min read

Certified or non-certified solutions? 3 factors to consider when deciding on a VC solution

By Vemun Waksvik on Jul 16, 2021 2:45:00 PM

When deciding on software to streamline your set-up and eliminate your challenges, it is important that this software gives you the needed features today, tomorrow, and for the future. 

Topics: Video Conferencing Cisco
3 min read

How much money is wasted on inefficient video conferencing culture?

By Vedia Eskicioglu on Jul 9, 2021 2:36:00 PM

We have the hardware; we have the software – but where are the company guidelines for video conferencing culture?

5 min read

Putting the ‘human’ into virtual meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Jul 9, 2021 2:36:00 PM



From Beijing to Boston and everywhere in between, events and meetings are being cancelled. Starbucks has cancelled the company’s annual shareholder meeting and is holding a virtual meeting instead. TED’s conference in Canada is not going ahead, postponed along with hundreds of other trade shows.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN
2 min read

Do you need another app for meetings? We think NO

By Mark Dumas on Jun 3, 2021 2:35:00 PM

Do you book meetings? Do you have to go through a complex process each time you’re booking meetings in order to align the room, session, and team required? Do you need to make it easier for your organization to get things done?

Topics: Interoperability
5 min read

Benefits of adding Synergy SKY Suite to Cisco TMS XE

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 23, 2021 2:31:00 PM

Experienced Videoconferencing and Collaboration/Workspace Technology teams have long understood the value of endpoint management tools such as Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (Cisco TMS).

Topics: Cisco TMS
3 min read

3 factors to consider when deciding on a VC solution

By Synergy SKY on Jan 19, 2021 4:48:00 PM

When deciding on software to streamline your setup and eliminate your challenges, it is important that this software gives you the needed features today, tomorrow, and in the future. 

Topics: Video Conferencing Meeting
4 min read

Synergy SKY is now an Official Cisco Solutions Plus Partner

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 19, 2021 2:58:29 PM

As an offshoot from old Tandberg which was acquired by Cisco in 2010, Synergy SKY has now gone full circle by becoming a Cisco Solutions Plus Partner.

Topics: News & Press
4 min read

Multiplying market access with key Cisco agreement

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 14, 2020 1:47:09 PM

With the recent acquisition of an IoT platform and a fresh certification from Cisco, Synergy SKY opens its doors to millions of new meeting rooms.

Topics: News & Press Cisco
4 min read

Technology Acquisition: IoT sensor & cloud solutions for the meeting room

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 11, 2020 4:41:06 PM

Update: January 16th, 2024 - Product end of life

Synergy SKY is now increasing its reach to all meeting rooms by acquiring an existing IoT technology platform. The technology will make it possible to detect presence in meeting rooms without videoconferencing equipment, by using low-cost IoT sensors that are quick and easy to deploy.

Topics: IoT Sensors
4 min read

Bring Cisco WebEx Room Series into Microsoft Teams or Zoom Meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 11, 2020 12:55:00 PM

Learn how to easily connect your Cisco or Poly video conferencing endpoints into a Microsoft Teams, Skype, or any other VMR meeting with one click, while scheduling natively in Outlook or Google Calendar.

Topics: Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN
3 min read

From our CTO, September 20 2020

By Egil Hasting on Sep 1, 2020 2:39:29 PM

It is an interesting time. We see new technologies emerging everywhere that allow us to adapt to new and unfamiliar situations.   

Topics: News & Press Synergy of Things Remote Work

Summer check-in with Ståle Reitan

By Synergy SKY on Jul 25, 2020 4:31:00 PM

Popping in on Ståle's summer vacation road trip down the coast of Norway, we talked about building teams internationally. He also gave a few tips for others looking to do the same. See what he had to say: 

Topics: Collaboration Culture
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'Tandberg offshoot doubles revenue'

By Vemun Waksvik on Jul 21, 2020 2:54:02 PM

Growth in the American video conferencing market doubled Synergy SKY’s results last year. And there’s more to come.  

Topics: News & Press
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Meet our new Regional Sales Manager for UK and Ireland

By Vemun Waksvik on Jul 2, 2020 11:45:51 AM

Having grown up in the collaboration field, there is no doubt Adele Thornton is a perfect addition to the Synergy SKY team. With more than 17 years of industry experience, she is now taking on the role of the new Regional Sales Manager in the UK and Ireland. 

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Izettle investor with $6.5 million USD boost to Synergy SKY

By Vemun Waksvik on May 11, 2020 1:49:59 PM

Synergy SKY receives $6.5 million USD backing as the Swedish investor Håkan Roos becomes major shareholder. This post is a translated version of a news article published by the Norwegian leading business news publication "Finansavisen".    

Topics: Board Investment
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Are you ready for the new normal?

By Sean Lessman on Apr 11, 2020 12:22:12 PM

The global pandemic has forced people to quickly establish and adapt to remote ways of collaborating and communicating. Many have been creative in finding new apps and systems to keep business running. So, when the pandemic subsides and we prepare for “the new normal”, IT and video administrators will be challenged by colleagues who have now settled into their own preferred tools for video conferencing.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing
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The future of video endpoints, moving to the cloud, and interop

By Sean Lessman on Mar 19, 2020 3:15:32 PM

Collaboration Week is a week of information exchange coordinated by the IMCCA where manufacturers, partners, and customers can get together to discuss the current industry issues.  There are many presentations and panels involving industry thought leaders and experts from both sides of the experience as well as networking meals and social gatherings to discuss the content.  And of course, there were prizes and giveaways!

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing
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Welcome Industry Legend Sean Lessman to the Team

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 5, 2019 11:26:02 AM

He has been pulling strings in the industry since 1995. Learn how he sees the market evolving and where it's going from here.

First, a very warm welcome to the team Sean, we very much look forward to working closely with you and having fun together. Sean will take on the role of VP Business Development with a focus on new markets and developing relationships with Cisco and Microsoft. Read his own exciting and insightful words about the journey that lead him here and beyond: 

Topics: New Hire
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New Launch: Synergy of Things - Make ALL meetings efficient meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 12, 2019 12:27:54 PM

The Synergy of Things is our latest software solution that extracts data from meeting room sensors, attendee behavior, and calendar data to make all meetings more efficient.

Introducing Synergy of Things
We are leading the way in making all meetings more efficient to save time, space, and money.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN Synergy ANALYZE News & Press
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30+ Fortune 500 are using Synergy SKY to make video meetings easier

By Vemun Waksvik on Jul 28, 2019 10:34:04 AM

                                                                                       
We have added more than 30 Fortune Global 500 companies and hundreds of others to our software solutions for easier video meetings.  Find out why...

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Use Case
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It takes five or ten minutes just to get connected - Tim Cook, Apple

By Vemun Waksvik on Jun 3, 2019 10:41:00 AM

"It's an incredible loss of productivity" he continued to mention during his keynote at Cisco Live. Tim was talking about the time wasted to just get a virtual meeting started.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN
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NEW PRODUCT: Synergy CONTROL

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 11, 2019 9:55:44 AM

Synergy CONTROL gives video administrators instant control over scheduled and active meetings. Flexible search methods put the admin on top of any situation faster. The right tool at the right time eliminates frustration and ensures successful meetings in real-time.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy CONTROL
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2 major pains with video conferencing and how to eliminate them

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 2, 2018 5:09:29 PM



Time is your and your organization’s most valuable asset. Make sure you don’t waste it on mundane routines such as planning and starting/joining video meetings.

Topics: Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN
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Halvorsen is back in videoconferencing

By Vemun Waksvik on Sep 6, 2018 3:36:00 PM

After a few years break from the collaboration industry, Halvorsen thinks the timing is perfect for a comeback...

Topics: New Hire Sales
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First impression of Synergy SKY

By Mark Dumas on Aug 1, 2018 9:48:44 AM

Mark Dumas gives his first impression of Synergy SKY.

Topics: News & Press Events
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Synergy JOIN awarded Best Videoconference Software

By Vemun Waksvik on Jul 24, 2018 10:23:44 AM

With over 1,000 exhibitors, we're honoured to be one of few companies receiving an "BEST of InfoComm"-award by rAVE.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Events
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My first weeks at Synergy SKY

By Synergy SKY on Jun 21, 2018 1:44:12 PM

Charlotte Vermedal on her first impression of Synergy SKY.

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exTANDBERG team grows quadruply (...) - Dagens Næringsliv

By Vemun Waksvik on May 9, 2018 7:46:46 PM

Norway’s largest business newspaper, Dagens Næringsliv (DN), picks up Synergy SKY's hockey stick growth.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Events
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REC.VC + Synergy JOIN: Video meeting recording made easy

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 21, 2018 2:57:17 PM

It has never been easier to schedule, join, record, and playback your meetings, across any collaboration platform.

Topics: Sales Partners Pexip Videonor News & Press REC.VC
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Synergy SKY CEO relocates to New York

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 19, 2018 10:38:33 AM

Video-Valley is in Norway, but the market is in the US. 

Topics: Sales Partners News & Press
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Your plans for 2018 are...?

By Vemun Waksvik on Feb 2, 2018 3:55:30 PM

Do something memorable or spectacular enough to influence the course of your life in a good way! 

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN StarLeaf Partners Pexip Videonor
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Dan-Ove Hafstad ny salgssjef Norge, Danmark og Island

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 11, 2017 3:23:12 PM

Synergy SKY ansetter Dan-Ove Hafstad som vår første salgssjef dedikert for Norge, Danmark og Island. Han er litt av en mann!  Les intervjuet med han her.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence New Hire Norway
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Join Teams, Skype for Business or Google Hangouts meetings with one click

By Vemun Waksvik on Jun 16, 2017 2:08:00 PM

The Synergy SKY Management Suite solves the most common problem users face when walking into a meeting room with a video conferencing system: "How to join the meeting?"

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Office Management first mover on new technology from Synergy SKY

By Vemun Waksvik on May 19, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Leading Swedish collaboration experts brings national footprint and global customers to Synergy SKY certified partner network.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Synergy SKY partners with Nevicom

By Vemun Waksvik on May 16, 2017 1:54:00 PM

Nevicom and Synergy SKY today announced a partnership that will bring customers in Switzerland simplified ways to schedule and join video meetings and analyzing tools for video conferences and Skype for Business.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence Partners
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Synergy SKY partners with Atea Denmark

By Vemun Waksvik on May 7, 2017 1:34:00 PM

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Atea Denmark. With this, we are able to expand Resale, Service, and Support to reach Denmark.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Improved integration for Skype for Business and video meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 18, 2016 8:36:00 AM

Synergy SKY announces Synergy JOIN, enabling One Button To Push for Video Conferencing systems participating in Skype for Business scheduled meetings.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Synergy SKY releases new product line for the Enterprise market

By Ståle Reitan on Oct 7, 2016 3:28:00 PM

Synergy SKY announces General Availability for the Enterprise Edition Hybrid Cloud Service

Synergy SKY has today made its Enterprise Edition available to customers and partners. Organizations that manage their own video infrastructure can now get instant access to the popular Synergy SKY reporting functions through a new hybrid cloud service.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Synergy SKY announces new product line for the Enterprise market

By Ståle Reitan on Jun 8, 2016 3:24:00 PM

Synergy SKY Video Conferencing management platform for reporting, monitoring, and scheduling to become available to the enterprise market with new enhanced features, competitive pricing structure, and new partner model.

“What gets measured gets managed”

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Synergy SKY returns to InfoComm in Orlando

By Ståle Reitan on Jun 9, 2015 3:22:00 PM

Synergy SKY will be demonstrating ground-breaking new features at InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, Florida, USA.


Last year's participation was a massive success for Synergy SKY with an avalanche of visitors who were interested in the Synergy SKY management platform and saw several signed deals and partnerships as a result.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence Events
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Further enable Global Unified Communications with customized branding

By Ståle Reitan on Feb 2, 2015 3:17:00 PM

Synergy SKY, developer of comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant, multi-tiered management solutions for unified communications, has integrated its monitoring tools into Tata Communications’ jamvee™ platform - a next-generation Unified Communications platform.

The Synergy SKY solution provides provisioning of clients and virtual meeting rooms, monitoring, and reporting to ensure resources are used in an optimal way.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Office Management ramps up video offering with Synergy SKY

By Ståle Reitan on Dec 10, 2014 3:12:00 PM

Office Management has chosen Synergy SKY, a provider of comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant management solutions for unified collaboration, to strengthen their video communications services.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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SKC partners with Synergy SKY to deliver SKC Twist

By Ståle Reitan on Jun 18, 2014 3:10:00 PM

SKC Twist, a new scalable and secure video conferencing solution launched by service provider SKC uses Synergy SKY’s comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant management solutions for unified collaboration.

SKC Twist is a scalable and secure cloud-based video conferencing solution providing virtual meeting rooms for an unlimited number of users.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence Partners
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Synergy SKY Previews New Version of its Unified Communications Platform at InfoComm

By Ståle Reitan on May 6, 2014 3:08:00 PM

Synergy SKY will preview the new generation of its platform at InfoComm, Las Vegas.

Version 4.0 includes enhanced support for Microsoft Lync and a new meeting booking solution, which works in conjunction with MeetingIQ to efficiently utilize MCU resources across multiple vendors.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Synergy SKY strengthens Collaboration Squared’s Ubiety

By Ståle Reitan on Feb 10, 2014 3:19:00 PM



Synergy SKY will support Collaboration Squared in delivering their cloud-based collaboration solution Ubiety.

Ubiety is the first service from Collaboration Squared, which was founded by industry veterans Daryl Hutchings and Stephen Sevastopulo in 2014.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Expanding operations to Americas and opening of its New York office

By Ståle Reitan on Jan 1, 2014 2:49:00 PM


Synergy SKY today announced the official opening of its new offices in New York, USA.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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TDC Finland chose Synergy SKY to support Lync and unified collaboration service offering in Finland, Norway and Sweden

By Ståle Reitan on Jan 1, 2014 2:08:00 PM



Synergy SKY today announced its official launch as a provider of a comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant management solution for unified collaboration.

Synergy SKY will work with both existing and new video-as-a-service and UC-as-a-service providers to ease their pain points in offering a scalable service delivery platform to their customers.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence

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