The Synergy SKY Blog

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Bring Cisco WebEx Board and Room Series into Skype Meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 11, 2018 2:24:42 PM

Learn how to connect Cisco video collaboration endpoints into Skype or WebEx meetings with one-click, while scheduling natively in Outlook or Google Calendar. More technologies are supported*

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2 major pains with video conferencing - and how to eliminate them

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 2, 2018 5:09:29 PM

Time is your and your organization’s most valuable asset. Make sure you don’t waste it on mundane routines such as planning and starting / joining video meetings.

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Most organizations today have mixed environments, with more than one communication platform vendor or solution (Skype, Google Hangouts, Cisco, Polycom, Zoom, Pexip, BlueJeans etc.). 

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Synergy SKY partners with Adtech Systems

By Charlotte Vermedal on Oct 8, 2018 1:47:40 PM

We are happy to announce our newest partnership in the US: Adtech Systems. 


Adtech Systems were founded in New England in 1988 and as such, their involvement within the AV industry goes a long way back. Their high degree of expertise and knowledge inspired us to pursue a partnership with them. 

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We're hiring! Join us in revolutionizing the video conference industry

By Charlotte Vermedal on Oct 8, 2018 9:18:37 AM

We at Synergy SKY develops software for the video conferencing market that our customers love! Due to this, we are experiencing huge growth - both domestically and globally - and we are now looking to hire more software developers to join us in improving and expanding our product portfolio. 

The people we are looking to hire need to be passionate about software development, and have the desire to work with various programming languages and multiple technology stacks. You will be a part of a talented R&D team, with both senior and junior developers. 

Topics: new hire
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Halvorsen is back in videoconferencing

By Vemun Waksvik on Sep 6, 2018 3:36:00 PM

After a few years break from the collaboration industry, Halvorsen thinks the timing is perfect to do a come-back.


Having been slightly out of the Norwegian video valley for a few years he admits that collaboration and videoconferencing is what is nearest and dearest to him.

“Having followed Synergy SKY from a distance, I’m flattered to get the opportunity to work with this team” says Halvorsen, who is going back to his roots and takes on the role as R&D lead.

Topics: sales new hire
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My "A-ha" Moment

By Charlotte Vermedal on Aug 31, 2018 3:32:58 PM

Our new Regional Sales Director for UK&I, Donald McLaughlin, shares his thoughts on why he chose to start working for Synergy SKY.


They say that timing is everything. I’m a big believer in that. Whether it’s in comedy or sport or music or business. When I was contacted by a former Cisco colleague & friend in July, the timing couldn’t have been better.
Topics: new hire sales
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Welcome Anders Bohlinder as Regional Sales Manager (Sweden&Finland)

By Charlotte Vermedal on Aug 30, 2018 5:33:28 PM

Join us in welcoming Anders Bohlinder as our new Regional Sales Manager for Sweden and Finland

Before joining Synergy SKY as Regional Sales Manager for Sweden and Finland, Anders have held sales postions since his first job. 

Topics: sales new hire
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Welcome Patrick Capozzi as Channel Director (US)

By Charlotte Vermedal on Aug 8, 2018 9:17:14 AM

Join us in welcoming Patrick Capozzi as our new Channel Director US 

We're pleased to welcome Patrick Capozzi to our team. Patrick has over 17 years of experience working with channels in the Unified Collaboration Industry. He has experience from Pexip, Mitel, Polycom and TANDBERG, among others.

Patrick will be our Channel Director, operating from his office in Atlanta, GA.

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First impression of Synergy SKY

By Mark Dumas on Aug 1, 2018 9:48:44 AM

Mark Dumas gives his first impression of Synergy SKY


Lao Tzu said “
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.  My first step in a Synergy SKY jersey began at InfoComm 2018, quickly followed by Cisco Live in Orlando.  

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Synergy JOIN awarded "Best Videoconference Software"

By Charlotte Vermedal on Jul 24, 2018 10:23:44 AM

With over 1,000 exhibitors, we're honoured to be one of few companies receiving an "BEST of InfoComm"-award by rAVE


Our product, Synergy JOIN, was awarded with “Best videoconference software” at InfoComm 2018. 

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My first weeks at Synergy SKY

By Charlotte Vermedal on Jun 21, 2018 1:44:12 PM

Charlotte Vermedal on her first impression of Synergy SKY


Until just recently, I lived in New York City to finish my Bachelor's degree in International Marketing (exchange program through BI Norwegian Business School). Preparing for my departure, I started searching for jobs in Oslo.

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“Vive la Liberté” in collaboration!

By Vemun Waksvik on Jun 4, 2018 11:27:47 AM

Join us in welcoming Gäel to the team, as Regional Sales Manager in France

Thanks to our partners and alliances we have seen a rapid adoption of our solutions in France. After an intro week in Oslo, Gäel has already built a good pipe for his first quarter. 

Topics: sales new hire
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Meet our new teammates. Are you next?

By Charlotte Vermedal on Jun 4, 2018 11:00:02 AM

As Synergy SKY is growing rapidly, so is our workforce.


Since March 2018, a total of 6 new employees have joined our team – and we’re continuing to expand. 

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"exTANDBERG team does 4x growth..."

By Vemun Waksvik on May 9, 2018 7:46:46 PM

Norway’s largest business newspaper, Dagens Næringsliv (DN), picks up Synergy SKY' hockey stick growth.

The article is focusing on the success Synergy SKY have had with the introduction of the new product portfolio. Synergy SKY is one of many companeies started by ex Tandberg employees who are doing well.

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UCEXPO, here we come!

By Vemun Waksvik on Apr 27, 2018 2:34:29 PM

Come and learn more about hassle-free meetings for any video environment   


With new features and products, we promise you a better meeting experience. No matter who you are or how you meet virtually today – we are bold enough to say we can improve the experience.

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Skype Online IVR by Pexip and Synergy SKY

By Vemun Waksvik on Apr 10, 2018 9:59:49 AM

Synergy JOIN enables external video systems to join Skype Online (S4B O365) meetings

Invite external people to call into Skype Online meetings from video systems (SIP / H323).

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Never miss a meeting - record it!

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 23, 2018 1:41:05 PM

To record and later playback a video meeting used to be quite an exercise. Now we've made it as easy as scheduling ordinary meetings with people and rooms

It has never been easier to schedule, join, record, and playback your meetings, across any collaboration platform.

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Video meeting recording made easy

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 21, 2018 2:57:17 PM

REC.VC + Synergy JOIN:

It has never been easier to schedule, join, record, and playback your meetings, across any collaboration platform

Synergy JOIN makes it easy to schedule and join meetings with the push of a button.
The REC.VC cloud service makes it easy for anyone to record & share their video meetings. Together REC.VC and Synergy JOIN make a powerful combo.

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Synergy SKY CEO relocates to New York

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 19, 2018 10:38:33 AM

Video-Valley is in Norway, but the market is in the US 

The Norwegian software company Synergy SKY resolves incompatibility between video rooms and clients “with one click”. CEO and founder Ståle Reitan has now settled in New York.

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Welcome Justin Haaga as Sr. Sales Engineer (US)

By Vemun Waksvik on Feb 15, 2018 1:52:39 PM

We are pleased to introduce Justin Haaga to our Americas team as Senior Sales Engineer

Justin Haaga has over 20 years of experience in the Enterprise IT space.  He started his career in 1996 at the age of 16, with a family started ISP, running hosted websites and dial-up/DSL services. 

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Your plans for 2018 are..?

By Vemun Waksvik on Feb 2, 2018 3:55:30 PM

Do something memorable or spectacular enough to influence the course of your life in good a way! 

 In 2017 we introduced two new products: Synergy JOIN and Synergy ANALYZE. The response has been overwhelming. We have added 30+ resellers, doubled number of employees and doubled the revenue.

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Synergy SKY Sales Champions 2017

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 19, 2017 4:34:34 PM

Synergy SKY’s success in the market is thanks to our certified Business Partners.

Our partners are the industry leaders within video conferencing services and they build powerful, easy-to-use conferencing solutions for their customers together with Synergy SKY.

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Google Calendar Support in Synergy JOIN

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 19, 2017 11:14:54 AM

Schedule video resources from Cisco and Polycom in Google Calendar and start your video meeting with one-click!

 

We have been listening to the market and are about to implement Google Calendar support.

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Synergy SKY partners with Icubed

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 11, 2017 11:33:20 AM



And with that, Italy is now on the Synergy SKY map.

Icubed signed the partner agreement with Synergy SKY 
and brought in an Italian energy giant as our joint customer. 

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Three new talents started in our technical department

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 11, 2017 10:11:11 AM

Three new talents started in our technical department. They are young, eager and born with a digital mindset.

Fun fact: all three are coming from countries starting with "S"

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TDC in Denmark signs partnership and closes important deal

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 11, 2017 10:08:21 AM


Join us welcoming TDC Denmark to the partner family.

TDC is the largest telecommunications company in Denmark. The partner agreement is signed with the subsidiary and integrator division NetDesign.

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Back to Basic, “B2B”, Pär is back

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 11, 2017 10:06:49 AM

Pär Svensson, co-founder of Visual Conference Group (VCG) and Synergy SKY’s biggest investor, is back in business.

Or back to basic as he likes to call it. Since he sold his company VCG to Interoute he has been investing time and money in different projects. One of the investments has been Synergy SKY where he has served as the chairman of the board.

Topics: sales new hire
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SKY is the limit! Sales Executive and Sales Engineer in US wanted

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 5, 2017 3:58:01 PM

The best part of this job is that we make and sell products that every video user wants and love.

Secondly, the market is endless, and we have just started!

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Why did we build our solution on top of FreeBSD?

By Egil Hasting on Nov 7, 2017 8:35:27 AM

Egil give insights on why we built our solution on top of FreeBSD

Synergy SKY offers multiple software solutions, however the one I am going to talk about here is an analytic solution for video related CDRs (Call Detail Records).

Topics: SAS FreeBSD
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Synergy SKY partners with Mercuri Teleconferencing

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 27, 2017 8:48:28 AM

 

We are excited to announce partnership with Mercuri Teleconferencing, a StarLeaf gold partner and our first partner in Canada.


Our joint offering will help organizations drive adoption and understand video usage of virtual video meetings in mixed environments with Skype for Business, StarLeaf, Cisco and Polycom. Or any combination of these.

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StarLeaf Integration with Synergy JOIN

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 9, 2017 2:54:47 PM

Users of StarLeaf Cloud can now enjoy one-click to join on Cisco and Polycom endpoints in Skype for Business and StarLeaf meetings with Synergy JOIN.

 

This removes the last hurdle between Skype4B meetings and traditional H.323 / SIP video conferencing.

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Deal Secured With Bank on Forbes Top 100

By Vemun Waksvik on Sep 25, 2017 9:32:57 AM

The bank settled on Synergy JOIN as the optimal product to make life easier for users scheduling and booking video meetings across the bank's many Cisco video rooms and Skype desktop clients. 

 

“It’s an acknowledgement of our technology that a world-leading bank rolls out our solution to its 40 000 employees” says Egil Hasting, CTO at Synergy SKY.

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Synergy JOIN 2.2 with Starleaf Support

By Vemun Waksvik on Sep 18, 2017 1:58:52 PM

Synergy JOIN now also supports StarLeaf, making it easy to schedule Skype4B video meetings and join in one click from Polycom and Cisco video endpoints.

People tend to like things when it’s easy and stay away if it’s getting complicated. Together with StarLeaf we make the work flow from scheduling to joining seamless and intuitive.

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"It takes five or ten minutes just to get connected" Tim Cook, Apple

By Vemun Waksvik on Sep 8, 2017 12:40:16 PM

"It's an incredible loss of productivity" he continued during his key note at Cisco Live this summer. Tim was talking about the time wasted to just get a virtual meeting started.

It’s as a blessing that Apple and Cisco is now working together to make the user experience in collaboration more Apple-like. 

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Welcome Magnus Rabben as VP Sales Americas

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 15, 2017 5:54:40 PM

We are pleased to introduce Magnus Rabben as the first of many strategic steps coming up in our new Americas commitment

Join us welcoming Magnus Rabben to the Synergy SKY team! 

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Dan-Ove Hafstad new Sales manager Norway, Denmark and Iceland

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 14, 2017 12:19:01 PM

Synergy SKY hires Dan-Ove Hafstad as Regional Sales Manager Norway, Denmark and Iceland

We are pleased to announce and welcome Dan-Ove Hafstad as Regional Sales Manager for Norway, Denmark and Iceland

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Dan-Ove Hafstad ny salgssjef Norge, Danmark og Island

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 11, 2017 3:23:12 PM

Synergy SKY ansetter Dan-Ove Hafstad som vår første salgssjef dedikert for Norge, Danmark og Island. Han er litt av en mann! 

Les intervjuet med han her.

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Join video meetings in One-Click (extended support to WebEx and Spark)

By Vemun Waksvik on Jun 26, 2017 2:18:00 PM

Synergy JOIN enables one-click to join from Cisco and Polycom endpoints.

“To be able to send a Spark, Webex or S4B invitation to your preferred video or telepresence system and join trough One Button to Push will drive video adoption” says OJ, SVP Cisco.

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Join Skype for Business video meetings from Cisco and Polycom in one click

By Vemun Waksvik on Jun 16, 2017 2:08:00 PM

Skype for Business (S4B) from Microsoft and video conference from Cisco and Polycom has been a challenge to book and schedule in the same meeting - and for most users impossible.


Synergy JOIN solves the most common problem users face when walking into a meetng room with a cideo conferencing system: "How to join the meeting?"

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Office Management first mover on new technology from Synergy SKY

By Vemun Waksvik on May 19, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Leading Swedish collaboration experts brings national footprint and global customers to Synergy SKY certified partner network.

Office Management was early out with Synergy SKYs new enterprise products that was announced late in 2016; Synergy JOIN and Synergy ANALYZE

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Synergy SKY partners with Nevicom

By Vemun Waksvik on May 16, 2017 1:54:00 PM

 

Nevicom and Synergy SKY today announced a partnership that will bring customers in Switzerland simplified ways to schedule and join video meetings and analyzing tools for video conference and Skype for Business.

Nevicom SA, founded in 1999 and currently the main video conferencing system integrator and audiovisiual partner in Switzerland, adds One-Click-to-Join and better user experience for its clients by partnering with Synergy SKY. 

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Synergy SKY partners with Atea Denmark

By Vemun Waksvik on May 7, 2017 1:34:00 PM

We are pleased to announce our partnership, with Atea Denmark. With this, we are able to expand Resale, Service and Support to reach Denmark.


“We want to improve the user experience for our existing and new customers and Synergy SKY has created the tool that will make it easy to book and join video meetings, which definitely adds value to our rich collaboration portfolio” says Søren Trojel, Collaboration Concept Manager, Atea who today signed the contract in a video meeting with Synergy SKY’s CEO, Ståle Reitan.

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Norsk video-mygg gjør det enklere for amerikanske kjemper å møtes

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 21, 2017 1:26:00 PM

Jobber du i en organisasjon som bruker samhandling er det stor sansynlighet for at du har mottatt en slik møteinnkalling. En slik invitasjon kan være en utfordring å tolke spesielt når du i siste liten har funnet riktig møterom, eller lurer på hvilken klient du skal bruke og hvem ringer hvem?

Microsoft dominerer desk-toppen med Skype for Business, S4B, og Cisco dominerer møterommene med videokonferanse (tidligere TANDBERG). Og når en bruker ønsker å sette opp et virituelt møte i en ofte ukjent miks av disse har hun en utfordring.

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Synergy SKY announces improved integration for Skype for Business and video conferencing meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 18, 2016 8:36:00 AM

Synergy SKY announces Synergy JOIN, enabling One Button To Push for Video Conferencing systems participating in Skype for Business scheduled meetings.

“Everybody loves intuitive green and red buttons.”

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Synergy SKY releases new product line for the Enterprise market

By Ståle Reitan on Oct 7, 2016 3:28:00 PM

Synergy SKY announces General Availability for the Enterprise Edition Hybrid Cloud Service

Synergy SKY have today made their Enterprise Edition available to customers and partners. Organizations that manage their own video infrastructure can now get instant access to the popular Synergy SKY reporting functions through a new hybrid cloud service.

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Synergy SKY announces new product line for the Enterprise market

By Ståle Reitan on Jun 8, 2016 3:24:00 PM

Synergy SKY Video Conferencing management platform for reporting, monitoring and scheduling to become available to the enterprise market with new enhanced features, competitive pricing structure and new partner model.

“What gets measured gets managed”

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Synergy SKY returns to InfoComm in Orlando

By Ståle Reitan on Jun 9, 2015 3:22:00 PM

Synergy SKY will be demonstrating ground-breaking new features at InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Last year's participation was a massive success for Synergy SKY with an avalanche of visitors who were interested in the Synergy SKY management platform, and saw several signed deals and partnerships as a result.

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Synergy SKY further enables Global Unified Communications through customized branding

By Ståle Reitan on Feb 2, 2015 3:17:00 PM

Synergy SKY, developer of comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant, multi-tiered management solutions for unified communications, has integrated its monitoring tools into Tata Communications’ jamvee™ platform - a next generation Unified Communications platform.

The Synergy SKY solution provides provisioning of clients and virtual meeting rooms, monitoring and reporting to ensure resources are used in the optimal way.

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Meet Synergy SKY at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam

By Ståle Reitan on Jan 19, 2015 3:15:00 PM

Synergy SKY will participate in ISE, one of the most important events for the professional AV and electronics system integration industry. 

ISE takes place in Amsterdam, 10-12 February, 2015.

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Office Management ramps up video offering with Synergy SKY

By Ståle Reitan on Dec 10, 2014 3:12:00 PM

Office Management has chosen Synergy SKY, a provider of comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant management solutions for unified collaboration, to strengthen their video communications services.

Office Management provide office related equipment and services to businesses primarily in Sweden and Norway.

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SPv4.6, New Robust Sheduling and more

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 1, 2014 2:42:00 PM

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Synergy SKY removes obstacles and pain points for large scale video- and unified collaboration-as-a-service

By Ståle Reitan on Aug 27, 2014 2:02:00 PM

Synergy SKY today announced its official launch as a provider of a comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant management solution for unified collaboration.

Synergy SKY will work with both existing and new video-as-a-service and UC-as-a-service providers to ease their pain points in offering a scalable service delivery platform to their customers.

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SKC partners with Synergy SKY to deliver SKC Twist

By Ståle Reitan on Jun 18, 2014 3:10:00 PM

SKC Twist, a new scalable and secure video conferencing solution launched by service provider SKC, uses Synergy SKY’s comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant management solutions for unified collaboration.

SKC Twist is a scalable and secure cloud-based video conferencing solution providing virtual meeting rooms for an unlimited number of users.

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Synergy SKY Previews New Version of its Unified Communications Platform at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas

By Ståle Reitan on May 6, 2014 3:08:00 PM

Synergy SKY will preview the new generation of its platform at InfoComm, Las Vegas.

Version 4.0 includes enhanced support for Microsoft Lync and a new meeting booking solution, which works in conjunction with MeetingIQ to efficiently utilize MCU resources across multiple vendors.

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Synergy SKY strengthens Collaboration Squared’s cloud-based collaboration solution Ubiety

By Ståle Reitan on Feb 10, 2014 3:19:00 PM



Synergy SKY will support Collaboration Squared in delivering their cloud-based collaboration solution Ubiety.

Ubiety is the first service from Collaboration Squared, which was founded by industry veterans Daryl Hutchings and Stephen Sevastopulo in 2014.

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Synergy SKY announces general availability of the next generation of its ground-breaking Video as a Service management platform

By Ståle Reitan on Feb 4, 2014 3:02:00 PM

Synergy SKY, provider of comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant management solutions for unified collaboration, today announced the general availability of the next generation of its platform.

Version 3.0 has undergone thorough and extensive stress, scalability and stability testing, and is available for customer deployment today.

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Synergy SKY announces expansion of operations to Americas and opening of its New York City offices

By Ståle Reitan on Jan 1, 2014 2:49:00 PM



Synergy SKY today announced the official opening of its new offices in New York, USA.

The move is part of the geographic expansion of the company’s operations, enabled by the growth funding provided by the recent investment by venture capital firm NewCap.

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TDC Finland chose Synergy SKY to support Lync and unified collaboration service offering in Finland, Norway and Sweden

By Ståle Reitan on Jan 1, 2014 2:08:00 PM



Synergy SKY today announced its official launch as a provider of a comprehensive multi-vendor, multi-tenant management solution for unified collaboration.

Synergy SKY will work with both existing and new video-as-a-service and UC-as-a-service providers to ease their pain points in offering a scalable service delivery platform to their customers.

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