Reference case - Hilti Group - Meeting Access

Hilti Group

The Hilti Group is a Liechtenstein based, worldwide supplier of technology leading products, systems, software and services for the construction industry.

Kinly connects Hilti staff worldwide with Meeting Access

The team includes more than 28,000 employees in over 120 countries. In 2011 Hilti chose Kinly as partner for videoconferencing. Early 2018, the contract was extended to implement a new and innovative service of Kinly: Meeting Access.

Sebastian Nau, responsible for Global IT Voice & Video Services at Hilti: “For services like videoconferencing, which we consider a commodity service, we needed a cloud-based service using internet instead of a dedicated MPLS and we did not want to manage our own videoconferencing infrastructure. Up to this day Kinly is still the partner who can deliver what we need: an innovative videoconferencing solution, easy to use and enabling our employees to work together flexible with colleagues around the globe.”

Hilti’s Work Smarter strategy

Hilti’s Work Smarter strategy

The fact that Skype for Business and the high-end videoconferencing solution of Kinly could not be combined in a user-friendly way, went against the corporate Work Smarter strategy. Sebastian Nau: “With Work Smarter we aim to inspire our employees to review their working habits and to use the technologies they already have at hand. That is why our next step was to combine Skype for Business and Meeting Access, so videoconferencing strengthens our Work Smarter-strategy and truly increases the efficiency of our employees and is easy to use.”

A new solution: Meeting Access

A new solution: Meeting Access

Meeting Access enables Skype for Business to work with virtually any other video- and audioconferencing solution. With Meeting Access high end videoconferencing users can join the same meetings as Skype for Business users. It combines all available video collaboration solutions into a Skype Meeting from one common interface: Skype for Business.

How Meeting Access works for Hilti

How Meeting Access works for Hilti

Hilti employees can simply schedule a Skype Meeting as they are used to, nothing special is required. Not only can a Skype for Business user join the meeting, virtually any other videoconferencing solution is able to join, from any device or meeting room. Even business partners can participate with their videoconferencing rooms.

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