You can now integrate Skype for Business with your existing Grandstream UCM6100 series or purchase Grandstream Conferencing models that come with Skype for Business pre-loaded for simple yet comprehensive conferencing experience!
As more and more businesses discover the amazing benefits of combining popular conferencing apps with their phone systems the question isn’t whether you should use chat group/conferencing apps for corporate scenarios but rather which app to use that most people are familiar with and will provide you with the best and most applicable features.
Trusted VoIP technologies manufacturer Grandstream were faced with the same predicament when designing their latest range of touchscreen, Android conferencing and enterprise phones. After assessing the options available Grandstream decide on Skype for Business and here’s why:
So, why choose Skype for Business?
- Meetings and calls with anyone:Reach out to anyone in your company, or to the hundreds of millions of people on Skype, on your favourite device or web browser. Even if they’re not on Skype for Business, up to 250 people can join meetings—all they need is a landline phone or Internet connection.
- Powerful productivity with Office:You get everything you need for conversations in one app—IM, audio and video calls, online meetings and sharing. And because Skype for Business and Office work together, it’s simple to collaborate right from your Office apps. You’ll see the contact card of everyone working in the same app as you so you can quickly send them an IM or email, or start a call. You can also schedule meetings and see IM history in Outlook, and start meetings from apps like Word and PowerPoint to present whatever you’re working on.
- Security and control:All communications are protected by strong authentication and encryption. You control employee accounts, so you can add or remove subscriptions and assign features based on people’s collaboration needs. If you’re already on the Microsoft platform, the account info stored for each person in your organization will be immediately recognized across Skype for Business.
- Reduce cost and complexity with one solution:Skype for Business will work with most communications technology, so you can still make and receive calls on PBX phones and join meetings with video teleconferencing systems. You’ll also reduce the cost of supporting multiple services by upgrading to one solution that includes everything—voice, video, and online meetings. And you can continue using the on-premises equipment you already have as you gradually move to the cloud.
This solution is perfect for any business already making use of Skype for Business as the integration will save them money and allow them to use any Grandstream Phone to contact any of their Skype for Business accounts.
Grandstream + Skype for Business
Not only does Grandstream offer a variety of enterprise grade conferencing phones that come with Skype for Business preloaded but you can also integrate Skype for Business with your existing Grandstream UCM 6100 PBX series and also allows you to install the Skype for Business client app directly onto the phones. Read More <link to document that shows you how to integrate the UCM 6100 series with Lync server/Skype for Business>.
Here are few examples of Grandstream models that come with Skype for Business Preloaded: GXV3240 & GXV3275
The GXV3240 and GXV3275 Video IP Phones for Android combine a 6-line IP video phone with a multi-platform video conferencing solution and an Android smartphone to offer an all-in-one communications solution. These Video IP Phones run the Android Operating System and therefore offer full access to the many Android apps in the Google Play Store, including popular productivity and business apps.
The GXV3240 and GXV3275 phones feature integrated Bluetooth, Gigabit ports, a built-in web browser, integrated Wi-Fi, a touch screen, HD audio and PoE. By combining the power of multiple devices into one, they are the ideal solution for all communication, productivity and video conferencing needs.
The GVC3200 offers full access to all video conferencing apps in the Google Play Store — such as Skype®, Skype for Business®, Google Hangouts™ and more. The GVC3200 sports an innovative, patent-pending embedded MCU that supports up to 9-way conferencing with local mixing between SIP and 3rd party apps such as Skype for Business®.
GXV3240 (4.3 inch touch screen) Read More
GXV3275 (7 inch touch screen) Read More
GVC3200 (Video Conferencing system) Read More