This is important for driving OCS Wave 14 interoperability with other UC Platforms!
Note: Sadly enough Cisco/Tandberg is not a member of the forum, hopefully this will change in the future
The UCIF’s vision is to enable interoperability of UC hardware and software across enterprises, service providers, and consumer clouds, as a means of protecting customer’s existing investments, simplifying their transition to more extended UC networks, and generating incremental business opportunity for all stakeholders in the ecosystem. The work of the alliance may include:
- Publishing specifications and guidelines follow.
- Defining test methodologies and certification programs.
- Interfacing with other standards groups.
- Liaising with regulatory governmental bodies responsible for UC.
Unlike existing standards organizations focused on a single media protocol, the UCIF aspires to cross the multiple boundaries of interoperability, using existing standards rather than creating new ones.
The UCIF plans to build upon existing standards and technologies and to ensure that any new guidelines developed are truly open-standards based. We are committed to the effort because we believe inter-vendor collaboration is THE way to drive interoperability and bring the dream of truly unified communications to life; rather than attempting to enforce proprietary protocols as a standard.
The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF) is a non-profit alliance of worldwide communications technology leaders working together to realize the potential of unified communications (UC) by increasing efficiency, decreasing implementation costs and improving the interoperability experience for UC customers. The UCIF’s vision is to enable interoperability of open, standards-based UC hardware and software across enterprises, service providers, and consumer clouds, as a means of generating incremental business opportunity for all stakeholders in the ecosystem and of increasing the business use of UC technologies and services. The UCIF creates and tests interoperability profiles, implementation guidelines and best practices for interoperability between UC products and existing communications and business applications.