BlueJeans unveils new tools for Microsoft Teams Gateway

Cloud-based video conferencing service BlueJeans by Verizon has unveiled new features and upgrades for the next generation of Microsoft-certified BlueJeans Gateway for Teams.

Organisations can now use their existing standards-based room systems to join Microsoft Teams Live Events via BlueJeans Gateway.

The BlueJeans Gateway now uses the location of the call to automatically serve up appropriate in-language content for Japanese, German, Italian, Spanish, and French-speaking regions, the company said in a statement.

“In-room participants will be able to see up to 49 attendees on the VTC monitor at one time”.

Additionally, the BlueJeans Gateway will support Microsoft’s Together mode in Teams, which places participants together on a shared virtual background to replicate the feeling of being in the same physical space.

The BlueJeans Gateway will also present in-room attendees with clear notifications when meeting recording and transcription are enabled.

“Microsoft 365 admins can now visit the BlueJeans Gateway eCommerce store to procure their license and deploy the solution in 4 easy steps entirely online,” the company said.

The BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams has been deployed globally to more than 400 organisations.

“For organisations using Teams and plan to return to the office, the BlueJeans Gateway provides the ability to use existing conference room systems to join Teams quickly while minimizing the need for additional IT resources,” it added.

The 7×7 Gallery View with Together mode and the Enhanced Management features are scheduled to be released later this year.