AGT Enhances Video-as-a-Service Conferencing

Applied Global Technologies (AGT), which provides managed and cloud video conferencing solutions, has debuted the latest release of EncoreB2B, a video-as-a-service (VaaS) platform that provides interoperability with high-definition video conference systems, Web browsers, Microsoft Lync and a variety of video-enabled devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Rounding out the platform’s existing Web browser client and iOS/Android mobile app, the release includes a desktop software client, redesigned user interfaces (UI) with cross platform commonality, e-mail dialing, and HD video and content collaboration on personal computers. In addition to a major design and capabilities overhaul, all three services are available for service providers and partners to white-label and resell.

“The technology and user experience announced today takes accessibility and interoperability to a new level,” said Ben Atha, CEO of AGT.  “Not only is EncoreB2B accessible across all major platforms and devices, the solution strengthens customer brand value with white-labeling functionality.  From top to bottom, this release supports our commitment to delivering turnkey video conferencing as a service, from branding and cross platform commonality to the assurance of high-quality video conferencing without the traditional cost and complexity of buying hardware.”

The desktop video client delivers HD video and content collaboration to the PC and Mac, with e-mail and URI dialing, individualized displays, streaming and recording, and real-time reporting. The client connects with HD conference rooms, web browsers, mobile devices and unified communication clients, such as Microsoft Lync.

The desktop video client – as well as the Web browser client and mobile app – is part of AGT’s VaaS partner program, which allows service providers to add managed and cloud video conferencing services with full branding and minimal initial provisioning time. AGT manages the entire application development process for service providers that want to sell a service with their brand identity.

“Today’s standard laptop, smartphone and tablet video solutions work well inside your network, but breakdown in the business-to-business environment,” said Atha. “As supported by its name, EncoreB2B eliminates technical difficulties by delivering a hassle-free B2B video connection.”