SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - March 29, 2016) - Zoom Video Communications, Inc., a leading provider of video communications services, today announced the addition of native interoperability with Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Lync) to its enterprise video conferencing platform.
The new integration allows Skype for Business users to seamlessly call into a Zoom meeting directly from Skype for Business, providing several core benefits:
Room System Interoperability: Bridge Skype for Business meetings with devices not traditionally supported by this platform, such as H.323 and SIP conference room systems
User Experience: Provide the Zoom meeting experience for external meeting participants while leveraging existing Skype for Business investments internally, enabling full two-way data, voice, and audio sharing between Lync clients, Skype, other desktop and mobile clients, and industry-standard video conferencing systems
Streamlined Federation: Zoom handles the directory and SIP domain changes needed to enable B2B media communications between enterprises
"I am pleased to announce native interoperability with Skype for Business," said Eric S. Yuan, Founder and CEO of Zoom. "This will bring Zoom's versatile, powerful video communications solution to the estimated 50% of enterprise businesses that have deployed Lync."
"Zoom and Microsoft Office 365 already coexist at hundreds of thousands of businesses. This native interoperability with Skype for Business brings these two powerful platforms together for frictionless video communications. As an extension of our other Microsoft integrations -- Active Directory SSO integration, Skype for Business messaging, Outlook scheduling, and mobile content sharing from OneDrive -- this interoperability makes Zoom part of the natural workflow of these organizations," said Oded Gal, Head of Product Management for Zoom.
Skype for Business interoperability is free and readily available to Zoom Enterprise and Business Plan customers, and is enabled by Zoom customer support. Interested parties should contact their Zoom sales representative or submit a request on zoom.us/contactsales.
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined video conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems such as Polycom and Cisco Tandberg. Zoom is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit zoom.us or follow us @zoom_us.