See me, instantly

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



(2004), "See me, instantly", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 53 No. 4.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

See me, instantly

Tandberg has introduced two new set-top products, unprecedented security enhancements for all of its products and infrastructure, and upgrades to its management software that – for the first time – bring instant messaging to business-quality video.

The new offerings are:

  • Tandberg Management Suite 8.0 with support for Polycom MGC multipoint-control units;

  • Tandberg Instant Messenger for one-click access to business-quality audio and video;

  • AES support shipping as a standard feature on all TANDBERG systems and infrastructure; and

  • Tandberg 770 and Tandberg 990 set-top products for choice and flexibility.

The Management Suite enables management of best-of-breed video networks. The multi-vendor management now provided by TMS 8.0 extends to Polycom MGC multipoint-control units as well as new video endpoints from other vendors. In addition, TMS 8.0 integrates with Microsoft Exchange to allow users to manage meeting schedules and to make reservations for video systems.

Additionally, when users need to initiate ad-hoc video meetings for discussions with colleagues or customers, TMS 8.0 enables Tandberg’s new presence technology to deliver real-time business-quality video with one click of a mouse. Similar to today’s popular instant-messenger products, the Instant Messenger component extends beyond text-based IM methods and lets users hold business-quality voice-and-video sessions with others instantaneously.

Tandberg will support the advanced encryption standard (AES) as a standard feature across all its products and infrastructure. All products can encrypt voice, video and data in both point-to-point and multipoint calls and over any network. With many industries relying on video for day-to-day communication, the necessity for secure video extends beyond the public sector into health care, financial services and manufacturing environments.

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