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Alcatel-Lucent brings visual collaboration to users across the enterprise with suite of video solutions

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Alcatel-Lucent brings visual collaboration to users across the enterprise with suite of video solutions



Open solution approach brings high-quality, cost-effective video to any end point and location




Paris, July 25, 2011 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced availability of a suite of visual collaboration solutions that bring high-quality, cost-effective video to users across the enterprise. Alcatel-Lucent’s Visual Collaboration suite moves beyond costly and restrictive telepresence solutions by employing an open solution approach that extends enterprise video to any endpoint and location, including desktop PCs, smart phones, laptops, tablets, interactive whiteboards and display screens across offices, meeting rooms and boardrooms.




Working with best-of-breed collaborators including SMART Technologies, RADVISION and Lifesize, Alcatel-Lucent brings a broad range of video collaboration solutions to enterprise customers, including infrastructure, applications and end points. Leveraging presence, easy to use interfaces and “drag–and-drop” capabilities, employees can contact each other via any device and establish a video link for a real-time “face-to-face” conversation with content and collaboration, or share content via web portals.




Alcatel-Lucent’s Visual Collaboration suite includes the new Alcatel-Lucent Interactive Whiteboard Solution, which integrates content sharing using the Alcatel-Lucent My Teamwork™ application with employee workgroup collaboration enabled by the  SMART Board™ 685ix interactive whiteboard system. The interactive whiteboard connects participants across conference rooms and remote locations, enabling them to write and collaborate in real time with all videoconference participants seeing what is being written and reviewed. 




The Visual Collaboration suite also includes web-based video conferencing clients for employee desktops, and a range of solutions that feature infrastructure and dedicated end points from RADVISION and Lifesize for small, medium and large conference rooms, and boardrooms.




“Alcatel-Lucent’s Visual Collaboration suite brings video solutions across the enterprise to a broader range of users, locations, and endpoints.” said Tom Burns, President, Enterprise & Strategic Industries, Alcatel-Lucent. “Our strategy is designed to give our enterprise customers choice with a wide range of cost-effective options for video, from working with our valued solution partners to offer joint solutions to delivering embedded video capabilities with our new OpenTouch communications platforms.”




“Many enterprises have already adopted telepresence and are now looking into new and more affordable video solutions, reaching desktops and smart devices, to extend video beyond the meeting room,” said Melissa Fremeijer, Research Analyst for IDC. “As video becomes a business requirement and a channel demanded by customers, businesses will rely on solutions that increasingly reach more people across more end points and connect more locations.”



About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)



The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.


With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.


The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.


For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.




Contact the Alcatel-Lucent Press Office:    press@alcatel-lucent.com









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