Service will also bridge between a large variety of teleconferencing gear including tablets and smartphones.

BT unveils cloud-based teleconferencing

The teleconferencing arm of British telco giant BT announced that the firm has improved interoperability between different brands of teleconferencing equipment.

Customers can now use a wide variety hardware from telepresence suites through to desktop units and web cameras. Support has been added for industry standards such as SIP H.323 and H.320.

"As part of our Global Video Exchange family of services, organisations can now connect to different video endpoint technology both within and outside of their enterprise, giving them the advantage of meeting with whomever they wish, regardless of where they are," said BT Conferencing boss Richard Lowe.

The company also launched the Video Bridging 3.0 tool which allows firms to make video calls over the cloud-hosted service, bridging between a number of difference devices including iOS and Android based tablets and smartphones.

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