Unify’s Circuit Collaborative Platform-as-a-Service Now Available to All Developers
Over 300 developers have joined the community to create extensions to Circuit or use Unify’s WebRTC service in their application
Unify, a leading communications software and services firm, today announced the availability of a first of its kind collaborative Platform-as-a-Service (cPaaS) based on the Circuit SaaS solution. It allows developers to leverage Circuit to seamlessly create extensions within the Circuit application and establish integration scenarios to all kind of business, document and messaging solutions. It also enables developers to use Circuit’s robust WebRTC services such as HD video and audio conferencing in any application or web page. Circuit APIs are now available to all independent developers, ISVs and system integrators on free sandbox tenants at developers.circuit.com.
The ground-breaking Circuit platform revolutionizes mobile collaboration and communication, bringing together high-quality voice, video, real-time document editing and management, messaging and file sharing into a single view, across an entire team. The context of people, content and business transactions fuels the New Way to Work. With over 300 active members and multiple Hackathon events, the Circuit cPaaS has numerous extension blueprints for integration scenarios to other cloud or on-premise applications.
"The Circuit cPaaS is not only an SDK for a communication service," said Dr. Stefan Ried, CTO, Product House, for Unify. "Developers can even create their own application logic injected from Heroku, EC2, or Azure, but executed virtually inside Circuit. This programming model turns Circuit into a full PaaS service and is highly attractive to the modern cloud developer communities."
Extensions created to date include business applications such as Salesforce.com, document storage such as Box, Microsoft, Open-Xchange, and traditional UC or telephony solutions. System integrators can offer individual projects linking specific business events to dynamically created conversations in Circuit. Additionally, ISVs are able to consume Circuit's leading WebRTC-based voice and video services inside their existing applications. This makes Circuit not only ubiquitous across all devices, but also across all applications.
“We waited a long time for a cloud collaboration provider to turn up with a comprehensive set of Real-Time functions and features to embed into our systems of engagement,” said Frank Joshi, Managing Director of Mvine Ltd., a provider of SaaS, customer and partner portals and apps in the UK. “Circuit is a significant piece of the next gen collaboration story and beautifully complements our platform.”
“The Circuit platform is an innovative cloud solution for our market and could be a great fit for the needs of a lot of our demanding customers,” said Ralf Staeheli, SVP Enterprise Voice Communication at Swisscom.
Active members of the Circuit developer community include systems integrators such as Atos, Communardo, EPAM, Swisscom, T-Systems MMS; cloud integration services such as: Apiomat, Cloud Elements, elastic.io, the Open-Xchange platform for real-time editing of documents, as well as many innovative vendors providing complementary technologies to the Circuit platform such as ASC, Jabra, Mvine, Plantronics and Symonics.
Based on the requirements of the community members, Unify will make APIs of the developer sandboxes available in the productive Circuit cloud. To become a member of the Circuit developer community, please register on developers.circuit.com.
About UnifyUnify is one of the world’s leading communications software and services brands, providing integrated communications and collaboration solutions worldwide. Our customers range in size from 5 employees to 500,000+ employees. Our solutions unify multiple voice, video and data networks, connected devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to collaborate effectively and efficiently – anytime, anywhere. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, improves employee satisfaction and enhances business performance. Unify has a strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security. Our OpenScape and Circuit communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device. Together, the group’s global team of UCC experts and service professionals set the standard for a rich communications and collaboration experience that empowers teams to deliver better results. Unify is an Atos company.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
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