The CERN Lync system : voice-over-ip and much more

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1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun Okinawa, Japan 904-0495
poster presentation Track6: Facilities, Infrastructure, Network


Bruno Silva De Sousa (CERN)


While travelling, we expect to have access to Internet, or being able to check a mailbox. But until recently, it was difficult to maintain voice conversations while outside of your working place. For some cases we can use mobile phones but the roaming charges are high when abroad. At CERN we have deployed Lync, a Voice-over-IP system that fills this gap. Once a CERN user has requested a migration of a landline phone number to the Lync Phone system, people can place calls from range of supported clients: Lync IP phones, Lync application on Windows/MAC, or Lync application on a smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone). This reduces costs and allows people to place phone calls using their CERN number from any place around the world. This talk will explain the new functionalities such as instant messaging, presence detection, desktop sharing and integration with the CERN phone system, the technical architecture and the experiences with deploying the Lync solution at CERN. Lync Federation with other organisations and bridging to Skype and Google Talk will also be described.

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