For those still baffled by Microsoft’s acquisition of Zurich-based mediastreams.com, EWeek provides further insights.
Media-streams.com’s ePhone click-and-call product, which is a small-enterprise system with a subset of PBX features designed to assist in desktop-oriented telephony and to provide telephony based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
The product contains an advanced architecture based on SIP-CSTA (Computer Supported Telephony Application).
CSTA, of course, is a popular PBX integration API for applications. What this means is that (a) existing small enterprise PBX applications (small call centers and so on) should theoretically be easily portable to the Mediastreams system, and (b) we should look for more click-to-call features in Communicator and LCS.
Another building block in Microsoft’s communications platform.