IBM Sametime features

Instant messaging, collaboration and online presence

Connect with the people behind the information in your social business environment. Include multi-way voice calls, video conversations, group chats, online meetings and instant polls with instant messaging. Share files and manage online message history using time and date stamps, people and date searches and a log of sent files and links. Use status icons to indicate availability and location.

Online meetings

Share files, applications and screens with people inside or outside the company using security-rich features. Incorporate audio and video conferencing so you can experience verbal and non-verbal communication. You can access online meetings from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. You can also open persistent meeting rooms for initiating a higher level of communication.

Mobile device support

Take advantage of high-definition VoIP audio and video, softphone with PSTN-dialing support and iOS, Android and BlackBerry support. Experience a rich presence with custom status and geographical location. Integrate with IBM Connections™ Files and Profiles and enable server-side recordings, device-to-desktop remote control, device-side annotations, push-notifications support and calendar integration with IBM Notes® and Microsoft Outlook.

Voice and video integration

Use built-in dual audio/video interface or third-party software for online meetings or video conferencing. Supports industry-standard codecs, VoIP and SIP, and integrates with other audio and video systems. Sametime Bandwidth Manager helps maintain quality while protecting bandwidth. NAT traversal (supporting ICE, STUN and TURN standards) lets audio and video pass through firewalls. IBM Sametime works with telephony systems through plug-ins or the IBM® Sametime® Direct Registration softphone.

A simple user experience and flexible platform

Bring social communications into your processes with a unified user experience and integration. Integration is provided for IBM WebSphere® Portal, IBM Notes®, IBM Connections, Microsoft Office (64-bit), Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft SharePoint. Work with existing data and telephony networks. Connect to multiple operating systems, email and audio/video systems. A development kit provides open standards-based tools to embed IBM Sametime capabilities in business applications.

Direct registration softphone

Never miss calls with a direct registration softphone to connect to your existing or new IP-based telephony services. Operate in survivable mode so users may continue to place and receive calls when they are unable to log in to their Sametime server. They only need an active internet connection. Choose your telephony to potentially lower telephony costs using Cloud PBX service such as GENBAND's Nuvia PBX Cloud or other providers.

Smart meetings with audio and video conferences

Chat, meet, voice, video or all. Enjoy an efficient and focused meeting as if you are having it in person. Enhanced annotations are included with the web and mobile meetings clients. Security rule options help you share confidential data without worrying about leaks. Includes native Sametime Web Player browser plug-in (no Java dependency) for audio and video and screen sharing in Meetings on Microsoft Windows workstations.

Technical details

Software requirements

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    Hardware requirements

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