Unified communication and collaboration (UCC) technology are taking many industries by storm. The ability of these devices and systems to foster collaboration in the workplace can benefit businesses of all kinds, from the corporate world to entertainment, publishing, education and everything in between.
It’s no wonder that end users are clamoring for UCC technology. With the right solution, a workplace can increase its level of collaboration, which leads to greater employee flexibility, creativity and engagement, and a more effective and efficient team as a whole.
For value-added resellers (VARs) who offer UCC technology, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the key vendors whose technology helps to increase collaboration in the workplace:
1. Aruba Networks.
Aruba manufactures enterprise mobility, wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment, all of which help enable UCC systems. The company also provides highly secure mobility application solutions that encourage communication and collaboration. Its primary markets are K-12 and higher education, finance, government, healthcare, hospitality and retail.
For more information, visit http://www.arubanetworks.com.
2. C2G (Cables To Go).
C2G was founded in 1984 to provide high-performance cabling and connectivity solutions. The industry-leading company is especially big in the UCC and pro AV spaces and is a leading source for data networking equipment for markets that include healthcare, hospitality, education and digital signage.
For more information, visit www.cablestogo.com.
The leading technology manufacturer has an extensive line of unified communications solutions, including call-control platforms, communications gateways, telephony devices, networking, routers, servers and switches, cloud solutions and more. Also keep Cisco in mind for collaborative applications such as Cisco Jabber, Unity Connection and WebEx Meetings.
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LG’s commercial displays are among the best in the industry and are especially sought-after for hospitality, retail and entertainment projects that enable communication and collaboration. The company’s other pro AV/digital signage product lines include digital displays with onboard media players and control software, eco-friendly devices and weather-resistant outdoor displays.
For more information, visit www.lg.com/us/commercial/display.
LifeSize has been providing award-winning high-definition video conferencing hardware and software since 2003. A staple in the UCC world, LifeSize is especially well-known for both their on-site and cloud-based video conferencing solutions.
For more information, visit http://www.lifesize.com.
6. NEC Display Solutions.
NEC has been in the UCC market for more than 20 years, manufacturing large-scale digital displays and projectors for pro AV and digital signage projects. The company is especially well-known for video walls and rugged displays designed for 24-hour-a-day operation.
For more information, visit http://www.necdisplay.com.
Peerless is one of the gold standards in the mounts market, especially for UCC and pro AV applications. Their products include high-quality mounts for flat-panel TVs and projectors, as well as carts, stands, wireless AV devices, kiosks, outdoor TVs and displays, and more.
For more information, visit www.peerless-av.com.
8. Samsung Electronics.
Samsung manufactures a wide range of digital displays that help foster collaboration in the workplace, including traditional LED screens, large-format displays, video walls, edge-lit and direct-lit LED displays, and devices with built-in media players. Their commercial screens are a great fit for UCC and pro AV installations.
For more information, visit http://displaysolutions.samsung.com/main/index.
9. Sharp Electronics.
Sharp has long been a leader in commercial-grade displays for pro AV and UCC applications. The company manufacturers an impressive selection of digital displays in nearly any size, from ultra-slim bezel video walls to professional stand-alone LCD monitors and displays.
For more information, visit http://www.sharpusa.com.
ShoreTel is based in California and has provided telephony solutions for two decades. Today, the company is a leader in unified business communications systems, including an all-in-one IP phone system with unified communications and contact center capabilities, cloud-based communications, VoIP, and hosted UC and contact center services.
For more information, visit www.shoretel.com.
11. ZTE Corp.
Based in China, ZTE is a well-established video conferencing manufacturer with a strong presence around the globe. The company’s industry-leading products include smartphones, telepresence systems, high-definition cameras, conferencing software, servers, media publishing platforms, microphones and other devices that enable collaboration.
For more information, visit http://wwwen.zte.com.cn/en.
By becoming familiar with these leading UCC manufacturers, you’ll position yourself for success with every customer who wants to maximize collaboration in the workplace. What are your current go-to UCC devices or systems? What would you say is growing in popularity with end users this year?