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The Acano Solution
Acano accelerates ideas. We believe that human progress is fueled by the exchange of ideas and that everyone should be invited to join.
We bring together previously incompatible audio, video and web technologies in coSpacesTM – virtual meeting rooms only radically better. People share their ideas using any device they want and technology fades into the background. The result? The right people connect at the right time, from wherever their creativity thrives.
Audio, video and web collaboration redefined
Acano unites previously incompatible audio, video and web technologies in coSpaces — virtual meeting rooms, only radically better. With coSpaces, people work wherever their ideas and creativity thrive.
coSpaces are the heart of the Acano Solution. A coSpace is a virtual meeting room that anyone can easily join no matter what technology they are using. coSpaces are always available; no reservations are required. coSpaces are unlimited so a coSpace can be created for every project and team. And just like in a war room or huddle room, a team can see notes and an agenda at any time.
Everyone is able to use their preferred device:smartphone, tablet, laptop, video endpoint or Lync client. Each person can have as many devices as they like and move seamlessly between them. Multiple devices can be used at the same time.
One User Experience
Phone calls, video calls and content sharing are the same on any device.
coSpaces are about people exchanging ideas, whether they are from the same organization or many different ones. Anyone can be invited just by sending them a link, opening up opportunities for B-to-B and B-to-C services.
Voice, video, and web for all — by the person, not the port. Acano software is optimized for an X86-based Intel platform and reliably supports thousands of users per server. (Coming in 1Q2014) The Acano Server will offer:
- Further scaling and resilience provided by native clustering.
- Automatic failover with no single point of failure.
- Call distribution and bandwidth management across servers in different geographical locations.
Designed from the beginning with government compliance standards in mind, for example FIPS, JITC and Common Criteria. Acano uses “clean slate” technology and a secure development lifecycle.
Support for all major video standards. Seamless and automatic mixing of transcoding and switched/layered video provides an optimal experience for each user while efficiently utilizing available resources. Support for tens of thousands of audio ports, integrated IVR and a broad range of codecs. Support for sharing desktops, content and data including sharing from Lync clients.
One user experience across all your screens
It’s about the experience not the technology. Whether you are on a smartphone, tablet or PC, place phone calls, video calls and share content in the same way. Join the same meeting on audio as someone using video. The technology disappears and everyone simply gets the best possible experience no matter his or her device.
Unlimited devices, at the same time
Have any number of devices you like. Move seamlessly between devices. Use whichever you prefer. You can also use multiple devices at the same time. Use your phone for voice privacy and your iPad for video. Or your video endpoint to see people and your iPad to see a presentation.
Anyone can join
We believe in open invitations. No Acano? No worry. Send a simple link for anyone to securely join a video call using their browser. Already have a system… use what you have. Microsoft Lync. iPhone, Android or even a regular desk phone. Polycom, LifeSize, Cisco, Tandberg video systems.
Easily Scalable and Secure
Voice, video, web for all. By the person, not the port. No algorithm is needed to “guarantee” availability, just count your employees. Software optimized for X86-based Intel platform. Go big with massive deployments. Go global with a distributed, fault tolerant architecture designed for high availability access wherever you are in the world. Go secure. Acano has encryption by default and is designed to the highest security standards for the US Federal government.
The Acano solution integrates with existing infrastructure, including Cisco Call Manager and Microsoft Lync – No “rip and replace”, preserving and enhancing the value of your existing investments. The solution delivers voice, video, web, data and desktop access, presence and messaging.
Committed to current and future IPv6 requirements. Designed for the highest level of security, using “clean slate” technology and a secure development lifecycle, to meet the needs of the US Federal government and enterprise customers.
Supporting thousands of users per server, with further scale and resilience provided by native clustering. Automatic failover, no single point of failure. Call distribution and bandwidth management across servers in different geographical locations.
Connect and manage users at scale with LDAP based provisioning and native APIs. Schedule when you need to, with Microsoft Exhange and Outlook integration.
No compromise on interoperability, with support for all major video standards including H.264 AVC, SVC, WebM/VP8, Microsoft RTVideo, H.265. Seamless and automatic mixing of transcoding and switched/layered video to provide an optimal experience for each user while efficiently utilizing the available resources.
With Acano, audio never takes a backseat with support for tens of thousands of audio ports, integrated IVR, and a broad range of codecs including AAC-LD,G.722,G.722.1(c), G.728,G.729a and OPUS.
Access and share desktops, content and data including sharing from Lync clients, with support for RDP, BFCP and more.
Connect from anywhere with integrated NAT and firewall traversal using standards-based STUN/TURN/ICE, including interoperability with Lync Edge servers and WebRTC traversal technologies.