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IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting delivers conferencing service


Table of Contents

Announcement Letter No. ZP08-0239 dated April 15, 2008.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key prerequisites
  • At a glance
  • Description
  • Product positioning
  • Statement of general direction
  • Program number
  • Supplemental information

  • Offering information
  • Publications
  • Technical information
  • Specified operating environment
  • Security, auditability and control
  • Ordering information
  • Integrated technology services (IBM Global Services)
  • Prices
  • IBM Global Financing
  • Terms and conditions
  • IBM Electronic Services
  • Announcement countries

  • Announcement Letter No. ZP08-0239 dated April 15, 2008.

    See final section for details of availability and limitations, if applicable.


    IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting delivers conferencing service


    IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting, an Internet-delivered Web conferencing service, is especially useful outside the boundaries of a corporate firewall. It offers a full-function Web conference capability without the management of on-site software deployment and support. With integrated voice conferencing features, the Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service is perfect for any meeting where you want to enhance the dialog by sharing a document, presentation, or application. Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting Web conferencing provides key features such as presentation and application sharing, annotation, and hand-raising. The Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service also goes beyond basic Web conferencing and provides advanced features such as recording, polling, question and answer session management.

    Additional benefits:

    • Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting Web conferencing service makes it easy for companies of any size to collaborate outside the corporate intranet - accessible any time from anywhere.

    • Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting Web conferencing is intuitively designed and incredibly easy to access and use.

    Key prerequisites

    Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.

    At a glance

    IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte is a software as a service Web conferencing offering that is easy-to-use, full featured and designed for users of all skill levels. Whether you need to present to one client, a sales force or hundreds of people - no worries, the Lotus Sametime Unyte service has what you need. So even the smallest companies can run online meetings - with no downloads, no training and no need to call IT for help.

    Features include:

    • Presentation, application, and desktop sharing

    • SSL encryption

    • Multiple presenters

    • Polling

    • Chat, annotation

    • Recording and playback

    • Audiocasting

    • Remote control

    • Roster controls

    • Question and Answer Moderator

    Planned availability dates:

    The IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service offering is available for ordering on April 15, 2008


    The IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service is a powerful, yet simple-to-use tool for displaying and orchestrating real-time presentations and collaboration via the Internet. It provides features required for effective Web presentations and requires minimal training and support. With the Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service, you can quickly share content on your computer with people anywhere in the world.

    The Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service is reservation-less, starts quickly, and has a simple sign-in process. Presentations can be planned or started on-the-fly. There's no need to reserve anything. Use with an audio conferencing service is optional. The Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service is useful for the bulk of those typical, one-to-one telephone calls. It's perfectly suited for ad-hoc meetings where simplicity and flexibility are required.

    Presentations can consist of anything you might want to share from a computer. Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel files can be published by users with valid Microsoft licenses and reviewed by participants. Conduct Web tours, demonstrate Web services or leverage online content during presentations. Easily share desktop applications for real-time software demonstrations and application training.

    The Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service is flexible and security-rich. Joining Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting conferences requires only a browser and an Internet connection. Users can join from virtually any computer or Web appliance (Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Linux, UNIX, Solaris) and there is nothing for participants to download or install, reducing the security and configuration problems often encountered with Web conferencing tools. To help keep presentations confidential, all communications are encrypted with 128 bit SSL.

    Product positioning

    • Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting has an intuitive, icon-based user interface, that is very clean and uncluttered.

    • Users can quickly gain confidence in their ability to manage online meetings because the ease-of-use service is not invasive to the meeting participant's PC. It requires no special downloads or hardware

    • Users inside and outside the firewall can participate in Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting with equal ease.

    • Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service is specifically designed to be packaged by Business Partners.

    Statement of general direction

    IBM currently plans to include tighter integration between Lotus Sametime software and the Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service. In an upcoming version of Lotus Sametime software, IBM currently plans to include a link to Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting for those customers wanting to use the service for reservationless meetings. IBM plans to continue to integrate the Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting offering with other Lotus products through onramps including Lotus Notes calendar integration.

    All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

    Program number

    Program    VRM                          Program name
    5724-V00   8.1.0                        IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte

    Supplemental information

    Offering information

    Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site



    No publications are shipped with this product.

    The IBM Publications Center


    The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.

    Technical information

    Specified operating environment

    Software requirements 

    Systems must meet the following requirements:

    • Internet connection with HTTP and HTTPS access to the Unyte Meeting service

    • Internet connection speed of 128 Kbps, or higher - refer to the bandwidth considerations below

    • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003

    • Internet Explorer 6.0, Netscape 7.0, Firefox 1.0, or later browser

    • Mac OS X with Firefox or Apple Safari 1.1

    • Linux, UNIX, or Solaris with Netscape 7.0, or later or Mozilla 1.0, or later

    • Macromedia Flash 8.0, or later (required only when using audiocasting or recording)

    • Cookies and scripting enabled in browser

    In addition, hosts require a small ActiveX component to share applications from their Microsoft Windows desktop. If the component is not present on the host system, you will be prompted to download it. The installation of this ActiveX component requires installation permission. If system security settings prevent you from downloading and installing ActiveX components, you can obtain the component by downloading and installing the Unyte Meeting Options Kit.

    Based on system configuration, a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) 1.5 or higher, ActiveX or Flash will be used for Participants to view shared applications.

    Participants using Windows XP operating systems should install the latest service pack update from Microsoft.

    For audiocasting, computer speakers or headphone are needed on all systems.

    For videocasting, a flash supported USB Web camera is required on the host system.

    Macromedia Flash 8.0, or later is required only if the host will be using videocasting, audiocasting, or recording functionality.

    Macromedia Flash 8.0, or later is required for participants to listen to audiocasting, to view videocasting or as an alternative component to view shared applications.

    The Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service is designed to work on public and private networks with firewall and proxy servers, and no special network configuration is typically required. Standard HTTP or HTTPS ports are used for communications between hosts, servers, and participants.

    The Program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the Program, if available, such as a read-me file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other Program content may be supplied only in the English language.


    Security, auditability and control

    The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

    Ordering information

    For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or visit


    This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

    Product information

    Licensed function title             Product group   Product
    IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting    Enterprise      Enterprise
    Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                          number     description
    IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting      5724-V00   Host with up to
                                                      999 participants
    IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting      5724-V00   Host with up to
                                                      24 participants
    IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting      5724-V00   Host with up to
                                                      14 participants

    Charge metrics definitions

    Passport Advantage program licenses

    Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting

    Part description                                         Part
    IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting
    Sametime Unyte Mtg Host 14 prtcpnts Init Fixed Trm Use   D042XLL
     12 Mo
    Sametime Unyte Mtg Host 14 prtcpnts Sub Fixed Trm Use    E04TTLL
     12 Mo
    Sametime Unyte Mtg Host 24 prtcpnts Init Fixed Trm Use   D042YLL
     12 Mo
    Sametime Unyte Mtg Host 24 prtcpnts Sub Fixed Trm Use    E04TULL
     12 Mo
    Sametime Unyte Mtg Host 999 prtcpnts Init Fixed Trm Use  D042ULL
     12 Mo
    Sametime Unyte Mtg Host 999 prtcpnts Sub Fixed Trm Use   E04TSLL
     12 Mo

    Integrated technology services (IBM Global Services)

    Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.


    Passport Advantage

    For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at


    Business Partner information

    If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

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    IBM Global Financing

    IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit


    IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

    Terms and conditions

    The following terms and conditions govern use of the IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting 8.1 service: (1) PA/PAE Agreement; (2) "Attachment for Fixed Term Use"; and (3) the Terms of Use set forth at:


    The Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service meeting includes subscription options for up to 14, 24, or 999 Web conference participants as set forth in the Services Order Agreement.

    IBM Electronic Services

    IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

    The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

    The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

    Announcement countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African countries.

    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

    This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

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