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No Jitter Roll: Cloud Platform Updates; Integrations
In this week’s No Jitter Roll, we share news surrounding cloud communications platform updates as well as partner expansions, live video captioning, and a Zoom integration.
Fuze Updates Communications Platform; Expands Ecosystem
Cloud communications provider Fuze this week launched several enterprise-grade enhancements to its cloud communications platform aimed at supporting scalability, flexibility, and productivity for a distributed workforce, Fuze said. The enhancements include improvements for voice calling, emergency services, video meetings, contact center functionality, and management tool upgrades for supporting remote workers, Fuze said.
In addition, Fuze said it will be migrating its underlying client architecture to support faster feature release and better utilization across desktop, web, and mobile interfaces and has expanded its Developer Portal and Fuze Marketplace with new APIs and integrations for Microsoft Teams, Google Workspace, Zapier, and NICE inContact.
Regarding the latter integration, Fuze also this week expanded its partnership with NICE inContact. Fuze has updated its integration with Nice inContact’s CXone contact center platform with a new Presence API, which includes advanced automated directory matching, Fuze said.
Verint, Avaya Deepen Integration
Customer engagement company Verint and Avaya this week expanded their partnership to integrate Verint Knowledge Management with the Avaya OneCloud CCaaS desktop app. Through this integration, contact center agents and back-office employees will have one-click access to information in the knowledge management system that can help them be more responsive to customer needs, Verint said.
Calabrio Updates WEM Suite
Customer experience intelligent company Calabrio this week announced a new version of its Calabrio One a workforce engagement management (WEM) web application suite that integrates technology from Teleopti, which it acquired last year. With this new version, Calabrio is combining the best of its own and Teleopti workforce management (WFM) capabilities, Magnus Geverts, VP of product marketing and management at Calabrio, said in a call with No Jitter. The latest offering provides comprehensive self-service capabilities, like the ability to self-schedule and book time off via a mobile app. Agents also have access to a virtual assistant, predictive analytics, and reporting, Geverts added.
Calabrio One is now available for purchase as a complete package, or on an application-by-application basis.
Otter.ai Launches Live Video Captions
Speech-to-text transcription service provider Otter.ai this week launched live video captioning for Zoom conference calls and webinars, following on the April announcement of Live Video Meeting Notes for Zoom. This new capability aims to remove digital communication barriers, boost collaboration, and eliminate miscommunication across organizations, Otter.ai said. It also complies with the American with Disabilities Act to meet accessibility needs, Otter.ai added.
The captioning feature will now appear as a free offering for Zoom for Otter for Business and Zoom Pro subscribers, Otter.ai said.
Blackberry and Zoom Integrate
BlackBerry last week announced the integration of its BlackBerry Dynamics apps with Zoom, to allow for added protection against cyber threats and corporate data leakage during videoconferencing calls, the company said. Zoom for BlackBerry takes advantage of the BlackBerry Dynamics secure container when all meeting participants use the secure mobility platform, said Alex Willis, Blackberry VP, in a post on the announcement.
Zoom for Blackberry requires a subscription to BlackBerry Protect Mobile.