IBM Sametime 8.0

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IBM Lotus Sametime software is the IBM award-winning and market-leading software platform in the IBM Unified Communications and Collaboration strategy UC2, which helps enterprises enable their users to find, reach and collaborate with each other to speed decision-making.

Lotus Sametime Standard software offers integrated, enterprise instant messaging, VoIP, video chats, and Web conferencing capabilities with the security features required for business use. The software extends unified communications to IBM Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft SharePoint sites and applications. (See application integration page)

End User Enhancements

  • Improved performance - Lotus Sametime Connect starts more quickly.
  • Enhanced Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook Integration - Lotus Sametime toolbar for Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel makes it easy to search contacts and to start chats inside Microsoft Office.
  • Microsoft SharePoint integration - Lotus Sametime extends integration to Microsoft SharePoint without requiring any modifications to existing SharePoint sites.
  • Apple Macintosh: enhanced Lotus Sametime client - Apple Leopard OS 10.5 support, point-to-point video, location awareness, alerts and bouncing dock icon on new and incoming IMs.



Plantronics UC Products for IBM Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony

The right headset can make your IBM Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony solution complete by delivering hands-free communication, clearer calls, and the flexibility to instantly connect team members – in the office, at home, or on the road.

The broad range of Plantronics UC products is designed to enhance IBM Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony. They deliver the best audio quality and superior comfort for all work settings, while the Plantronics wireless plug-in for IBM Lotus Sametime gives users the ability to answer, end or mute a call or to adjust volume directly from the headset.

Plantronics headsets overcome the limits of PC audio and easily bring real-time collaboration across data and telephony platforms. Mobile workers and virtual teams using mobile, desk and PC audio are more productive when their voice is clearly heard. High-quality, reliable, Plantronics UC headsets and speakerphones provide the critical missing link to successful IBM Lotus Sametime deployments.


On May 18, 2010, Plantronics announced that they expanded support for IBM Sametime customers with the availability of enhanced software for both IBM Lotus Sametime and Sametime Unified Telephony (SUT). This free software (a plug-in for Sametime version 8.02 and 8.5 clients) enhances the voice experience via intelligent call controls that allow the user to be truly hands free!  The enhanced capabilities for wireless headset users include: call answer/end, remote ring detection and volume and mute control, providing a more productive and collaborative working environment. 

These capabilities extend to Plantronics’ UC headsets including the latest Voyager® PRO UC Bluetooth and Savi® Office wireless headsets, enabling users to switch conversations between multiple devices, such as the PC or mobile phone, directly from the headset with a single button press.


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