REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Highfive today announced the general availability of Highfive Meeting Connector, a tool that allows any Highfive user to connect directly with third-party video conferencing platforms, including BlueJeans, Webex, Zoom, and other SIP-enabled platforms. Meeting Connector removes barriers to connectivity such as toggling between meeting platforms or connecting with outside organizations that use other meeting platforms, which can burden workers and inhibit collaboration. The interoperability capability developed by Highfive is the first of its kind.
Meeting Connector was built using proprietary technology from Highfive and functions that leveraged vendor APIs, WebRTC, and SIP interoperability. It is designed to enable teams to use hardware and software they’ve already deployed and then connect with parties using other meeting services. Unlike today’s existing integrations, such as purpose-built applications that connect two technologies like a Poly system or Zoom, Meeting Connector requires no special configuration and serves as a bridge between SIP-enabled meeting systems.
“While the video collaboration industry has come a long way in the last decade, we still tend to cling to legacy technologies and proprietary services. But is this approach what’s best for better collaboration so teams can get their best work done?” commented Joe Manuele, CEO at Highfive. “iPhone users can easily text with Android users, so why shouldn’t Highfive connect with another meeting vendor? Our ability to connect transcends the time, energy and frustration drain workers experience when there are barriers to connecting and collaborating with others.”