Enterprise Identity Federation

We have been receiving quite a few inbound calls/emails/tweets/msgs recently around using Open Peer for identity federation in the Enterprise.

Open Peer identity federation & lookup service (part of Hookflash Cloud Services) really shines when dropped into an enterprise application. Open Peer was built to be neutral in the world of Identities. This BYOID (Bring Your Own ID) approach is somewhat unique and allows us to match IDs across social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook etc.) and enterprise technologies such as LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) which is leveraged heavily in Microsoft deployments. Open Peer also bridges more generic ID types like email & phone numbers so Enterprise users can use other Open Peer services (Voice, Video, Text) to communicate more freely, in almost any Enterprise application. We actually do not create directories of our own per se, in this respect we are a service that finds and connects peers using common ID points.

If you want to know more about how Hookflash can help your Enterprise (or your Enterprise customers) enjoy hassle-free Identity Federation and OTT (Over-The-Top) – Voice, Video and Text, drop us a line.

Mocet Communicator aka Hookflash Dock – Video

The new Mocet Communicator aka Hookflash Dock is a product that is near and dear to our hearts. It arrived late last week and we were eager to get our hands on it.

Packaging is A+
The device arrived in beautiful packaging. A white box in a sleek minimalist style we have come to expect from companies like Apple, complete with a handle too, nice touch.

 

 

Unboxing the product revealed the dock in one piece, I was expecting the need to attach the stand to the base, thankful to Mocet for thinking of the user on this one. Ours was black but it also comes in white. Aside from the actual dock, there is a handset, handset cord, ethernet cable, power adapter and quick start guides.

 

Ports a-plenty!
Power, Ethernet (PC and LAN), Console (local access for repair), Handset, and a port for a pair of desktop noise cancelling microphones, fancy! The right-side of the unit also has a micro-SD, USB port. The left-side has standard 1/8 inch headset jack. There is also a port on the top of the unit, which looks like a WiFi or Video Camera module or another expansion port of some kind.

 

Setup was relatively easy. I plugged everything in and had it up and running in 10 minutes. Since I know Hookflash for iPad does not route audio via the 30 pin connector I knew I was going to have to pair the Mocet unit via Bluetooth with my iPad, which was effortless. I also had my iPad paired with my Bluetooth keyboard so I could type while the iPad was in the dock.

 

Making a call.  Since we are partial to Hookflash and Open Peer, we did our call using Hookflash for iPad and it was a great experience!

Very happy to see this idea come to fruition, we helped out on the design of this product in the early days and it is very close to what we envisioned. Congrats to Marc and his team at Mocet for doing a great job on completing the design and bringing this version 1 product to market.

For more on the Mocet Communicator visit Mocet.com