ALE, PGI Join Hands To Offer HD Audio On Rainbow UC Platform

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise or ALE has partnered with PGI, a collaboration solutions provider, to deliver integrated high-definition (HD) audio conferencing for its collaborative communications platform, Rainbow.

Rainbow with GlobalMeet audio integration addresses the pain points that typically limit Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) adoption. The benefits of the solution are high quality audio conferences using any device, enabling both internal and external contacts to participate with an extremely easy-to-use interface.

Users can set up the audio service quickly through the Rainbow interface, eliminating the need for IT resource support. Additionally, pricing options, including per minute and per user bundles, offer flexibility and connect up to 250 participants from all over the world with over 160 local access points across 60+ countries.

ALE said, in today’s business environment, conference calls make up more than half to three-quarters of audio calls both in and outside of SMBs and large enterprises. Citing a recent study by Wainhouse Research, ALE said almost 70% of organizations will use more conferencing this year.

“More businesses are adopting cloud collaborative communication tools like Rainbow, and with the integration of GlobalMeet audio, Rainbow can help businesses maximize the value of their UC investment, offering more numbers, more countries and toll-free access,” a company statement said.

Together, Rainbow, powered by PGi’s high quality audio engine delivers secure, clear voice communication to every Rainbow meeting with flexible pricing, the company claimed.

“We are excited about partnering with PGi. Between the two companies we have great technologies and platforms to offer businesses superior cloud service technologies. Both companies are fully dedicated to providing excellent quality cloud-based services that deliver maximum gain for the customers. We are confident that integrating Rainbow, our leading Team Messaging cloud-based offering, with PGi’s leading audio conferencing technology, will increase user satisfaction by removing frustrations created by poor quality audio conferencing,” said Matthieu Destot, Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, ALE.

“We’re excited to offer our GlobalMeet audio services to Rainbow users. PGi is in the business of helping companies be more connected while enabling their employees to be more productive. The GlobalMeet HD audio conferencing experience, coupled with Rainbow’s intuitive communications platform, will create an exceptional, all-around meeting experience for their end-users,” said Pat Harper, CTO, PGi.

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