Monday, February 28, 2011

More on how ProtonMedia and Enabling Technologies are enabling Microsoft Lync in the enterprise

I recently told you about our new partnership with Enabling Technologies. Today, we made the announcement official with a press release from the Enterprise Connect 2011 show. Read on for more details on how we'll be working together.

ProtonMedia and Enabling Technologies Use Microsoft Lync to Erase Collaboration Challenges

Enterprise Connect 2011
Booth 329

LANSDALE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ProtonMedia and Enabling Technologies Corp. today announced a partnership to provide secure virtual collaboration solutions that help businesses lower costs, raise productivity, and optimize operations—all while maintaining strict regulatory compliance. Under the terms of the agreement, Enabling Technologies, a leading Microsoft Unified Communications Voice Specialized Partner, will be helping its customers unlock the full potential of their Microsoft Lync investment through integration with ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere platform. ProtoSphere is the only virtual collaboration environment built on the Microsoft stack, and the #1 virtual collaboration platform in life sciences today.

ProtoSphere is the only virtual collaboration environment built on the Microsoft stack, and the leading virtual collaboration platform in life sciences today. It is also one of four technologies selected for the highly-coveted Innovation Showcase at Enterprise Connect 2011, the foremost conference and exposition in enterprise communications and collaboration, being held this week in Orlando, Fl. The Innovation Showcase features companies that are taking enterprise communications and collaboration to a new plateau.

“Pairing ProtoSphere with our Microsoft Lync expertise could be the most efficient way to unleash the benefits of virtual collaboration throughout the global enterprise,” says Bill Vollerthum, President of Enabling Technologies. “ProtoSphere helps companies better capitalize on their Microsoft Lync investment, because it speeds communication and consensus among geographically dispersed teams.”

Enabling Technologies has specialized in Microsoft technology integration since 1992. The company recently earned the 2010 Microsoft Unified Communications Solution Partner of the Year.

“We're always excited when Microsoft partner companies join forces to bring customers best in class solutions utilizing Microsoft technologies,” said Yancey Smith, director of product management, Microsoft Lync. “The partnership of ProtonMedia and Enabling Technologies is a shining example of how partner solutions, leveraging the power and ease-of-use of Lync, help customers eliminate the barriers of deploying a complete unified communications experience.”

ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere Lync Edition uses Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and works with The Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Active Directory. ProtoSphere Lync Edition gives global teams a virtual meeting place with the highest quality voice and visuals they need to work together efficiently.

“Enabling Technologies is an ideal partner for us because the company has developed an extensive customer base that understands the productivity benefits and cost savings of Microsoft unified communications,” says Ron Burns, CEO of ProtonMedia. “By pairing Enabling Technologies’ Microsoft Lync integration experience with our unparalleled ability to help large teams collaborate effectively, we will help more companies extract greater ROI from their Microsoft investment.”

ProtonMedia will be exhibiting at Enterprise Connect Orlando. Please visit Booth 329 in the Innovation Theater.


ProtonMedia is the developer of ProtoSphere, the market-leading virtual collaboration environment for the high-performance workplace, and the #1 virtual environment for collaborative PLM in life sciences. ProtoSphere’s virtual environment provides an arsenal of business-focused collaboration and communication tools that help companies accelerate decision-making and raise productivity, improving workplace performance overall. The company is a Gartner “Cool Vendor in the High-Performance Workplace” for 2010. Its customers include some of the world’s most respected brands, including AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck Inc., BP, Chevron, Duke University, Deloitte, TIAA-CREF, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing. A trial version of ProtoSphere can be downloaded at For more information, visit


Enabling Technologies Corp. is a global IT consulting practice specializing in Microsoft Exchange Messaging and Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 architecture. Established in 1992, it built its Microsoft practice on leveraging the benefits of Unified Communications and Collaboration. Enabling’s core competencies for leveraging Exchange and OCS 2007 R2 are concentrated in the areas of Voicemail, FoIP, Email, Instant Messaging, Presence, Video Conferencing, Enterprise VoIP, Compliancy, and Security. For more information on Enabling Technologies visit:


Press contact:
Gregory FCA
Jessica Attanasio, 610-228-2112

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