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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
3 min read

The only Standards-based Interop Video Gateway

By Vemun Waksvik on Jul 10, 2023 2:32:00 PM

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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