IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting 8.2 strengthens global collaboration among businesses and enhances the customer Web event and meeting experience

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP08-0522
October 7, 2008

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Within the next few months, IBM® Lotus® Sametime® Unyte Meeting will include these exciting features:

  • Support of PDF and ODF document formats in addition to Microsoft® formats
  • A waiting room for attendees who join a conference prior to the host
  • Performance acceleration for international customers so all attendees, regardless of location, can count on consistent, fast response rates
  • Multiple language support (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese) so individuals can host and join conferences in their preferred language
  • One-click start of a Web conference from Lotus Sametime messaging service via shelf
  • Firefox 3.0 support

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IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting 8.2 Web conference and Event services are perfect for global enterprises with a need to conduct sales presentations, software overviews, training sessions, or general purpose-type meetings for audiences of a few to several hundred attendees.

The Lotus Sametime Unyte service provides a Web-delivered application and desktop sharing solution complete with all of the features of an on-premise solution but without you having to incur the cost and ownership of the IT infrastructure. In addition to the powerful Web conferencing features such as application and desktop sharing, chat, polling, hand raising, recording and playback, and videocasting, Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting offers an additional Events component that companies can use to create customized registration sites, advertise Web events, register attendees and remind participants, via e-mail, prior to the event.

Within the next few months, Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting and Event services will roll out several new features, including the support of multiple languages, making it a great value for companies looking to utilize a single Web conferencing solution in one location or across several divisions requiring multiple language support. With the support of various document formats, powerful moderator capabilities, flexible pricing models, and an easy-to-use interface, Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting is the perfect Web conferencing and Event solution for companies of all sizes.

With Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting, you can plan or start presentations on-the-fly. There's no need to reserve anything and presentations can consist of anything you might want to share from a computer. Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, PDF, and ODF files can be published by users ahead of conference time and reviewed by participants. With Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting, conduct Web tours, demonstrate Web services or leverage online content during presentations. You can easily share desktop applications for real-time software demonstrations and application training.

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, unless they are application sharing, 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.

Refer to Software Announcement ZP08-0239, dated April 15, 2008.

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Planned availability date
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October 7, 2008: Electronic software delivery

October 7, 2008: Media and documentation

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IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting 8.2 is a Web conferencing solution based on the software as a service business model. Software as a service is the delivery of application functionality via a subscription model over the Internet. You do not take ownership of the software but rather subscribe to a total solution that is delivered remotely. Software as a service eliminates the need for you to own and maintain the IT infrastructure. With the software as a service model, you do not purchase a software license and thus you are not responsible for upgrades or maintenance of the software application. The service provider has responsibility for the infrastructure and maintaining the service.

The Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service is an Internet-delivered Web conferencing service requiring you to only have a browser and Internet connection to participate in Web conferences and Events.

Features include:

  • Presentation, application, and desktop sharing
  • SSL encryption
  • Microsoft Outlook and IBM Lotus Notes® calendar integration
  • Multiple presenters
  • Polling and hand raising
  • Chat and annotation
  • Recording and playback
  • Remote control
  • Roster controls
  • Question and answer moderator

The Web Events service provides companies the capability to conduct Web conferences with up a large number of attendees. The service offers each company a customized registration Web page and Web site for attendees to view information about the upcoming event prior to registration. Companies can also take advantage of additional features like manual or automatic management of attendee approvals, setting limits on the number of attendees that can sign up for an event, and customizable e-mails for pre-communications and post-communications with attendees. The newly enhanced

What makes Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting different from other Web conferencing solutions?

  • 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 on-line meetings because the service is not invasive to the meeting participant's PC. It requires no special downloads or hardware unless the participant is sharing applications.
  • Users inside and outside the firewall can participate in Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting sessions with equal ease.
  • Customers have a single point of management for video and Web conferencing services.
  • There's no software to install and no downloads for participants unless application sharing.
  • Permanent audio number doesn't change from meeting to meeting.
  • The service supports multiple languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese) so the participants can utilize their preferred language.
  • The Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service is specifically designed to be branded and sold by IBM Business Partners.
  • As part of the Lotus Sametime product family, IBM can offer businesses a single provider for both Web conferencing software and Web conferencing services.

IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte is an ideal technology for converged communication solutions. It provides rich features, robust client and server-side APIs, and extensive branding and customization options. Available as a hosted service, Unyte Meeting can be loosely integrated with other services and applications or completely embedded such that the technology serves as a behind the scenes engine in a more comprehensive product suite.

Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting is designed for easy integration and administration. The client and server-side APIs are readily accessible through Web-based documentation prepared to facilitate rapid integration of the technology.

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IBM currently plans to include tighter integration between Lotus Sametime software products and the Lotus Sametime Unyte Meeting service through onramps.

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

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Program    VRM                          Program name
5724-V00   8.2.0                        IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte

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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

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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

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Terms and conditions
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The terms and conditions for Lotus Sametime Unyte as previously announced in Software Announcement ZP08-0239, dated April 15, 2008.

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IBM Electronic Services
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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 Agenttm 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.

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The charges are unchanged by this announcement.

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All European, Middle Eastern and African countries except:

  • Iran
  • Sudan
  • Syria

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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