WebRTC World Feature Article

January 21, 2013

Cisco Jabber on Virtual Desktops

Cisco Jabber users can jibber-jabber all the more now, with software designed to extend the Jabber experience to virtual desktops on Cisco and third-party thin clients. The Virtualization Experience Media Engine (VXME) will be made available for Cisco thin clients soon, followed by support for third-party devices.

With VXME, virtual desktop users can access the collaboration capabilities that Jabber provides. This includes HD video, presence and instant messaging, all as part of the Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) Smart Solution for desktop virtualization.

Thanks to the VXME, users now have more choices about what thin clients they use Jabber on, while getting an improved user experience no matter what they do. IT departments will be thankful for the ease of management, thanks to the integrated network-based quality of service, which allows the network to automatically priorities voice and video traffic for an improved experience.

Furthermore, Cisco is launching support for new desktop accessories from Logitech and Kabra. With these, Cisco Jabber for Windows users can customize their virtual workspaces with specially designed peripherals. This includes desk phone call control from a keyboard, and one’s own choice of dedicated audio and video devices, as well as a webcam delivering business-grade HD video.

"The definition of an enterprise workspace is changing as users demand increasing flexibility in where and how they work,” says Phil Sherburne, VP of Engineering, Enterprise Smart Solutions, Cisco. “With Cisco Jabber now available for virtual environments, we are enabling customers to deliver a complete ‘anywhere' desktop to their employees, without sacrificing the exceptional enterprise capabilities they have come to expect. As part of an end-to-end VXI solution, Cisco Jabber creates a new user experience for the virtual desktop."

In short, Cisco Jabber is extending to virtual desktops, and it’s bringing excellence with it. It provides ease foe for users and IT alike, with security and high definition video, voice and collaboration. This is just what many workers have been waiting for.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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