MUNICH and BOCA RATON, Fla., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
Unify is one of the world's leading communications software and services firms, providing integrated communications solutions for approximately 75 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Our solutions, including Circuit, unify multiple networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, and enhances business performance. Unify has a strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security.
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