Launches "Distraction-Free" Video Conferencing Service Featuring Active Speaker Technology

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“The industry is ready for a new player in the video conferencing space,” said President Bob Wise, the most recognized HD audio conferencing brand in the world, today announces the launch of its new collaboration tool, which now includes video conferencing. This newly designed Online Meeting product features screen sharing and active speaker video technology, which focuses participant attention on one active presenter.

“As a top provider of HD audio conferencing, we are setting a new standard for a great user experience and continuing to enhance our disruptive world-class collaboration offerings,” said President Bob Wise. “The industry is ready for a new player in the video conferencing space.”

The newly designed collaboration tool provides HD audio, screen sharing and a single, high-quality video feed featuring one presenter at a time. Screen sharing is delivered by a proprietary network architecture that decreases bandwidth requirements and enables calls with large numbers of participants to be handled entirely within a corporate local area network.

"It’s time to re-evaluate legacy services with limited functionality that are renewed each year as standard checklist items. Organizations of all sizes stand to benefit from new services that bring together rich voice, web and video conferencing,” said Roopam Jain, Industry Director, Enterprise Communications & Collaboration, Frost & Sullivan. “While there are many converged conferencing options available today, businesses must identify reliable and easy to use solutions that won’t break the bank. In our use of services, we found it to be a robust collaboration tool with high-quality audio and video conferencing that rivals industry competitors….”

Distraction-Free For a Great User Experience

Every aspect of the new collaboration tool from is designed to make Online Meetings more productive. The system features:

  •     A single, large, high-quality video of the main presenter, which enables all participants to focus on the content rather than trying to identify the current speaker from video feeds of all call participants
  •     Finely-tuned, automatic active speaker transitions to manage call momentum and ensure participants see and hear the main presenter
  •     Meeting dashboard controls that enable conference hosts to switch to the video feed for any call participant
  •     Bandwidth-friendly screen sharing for collaboration on large calls

“Our video conferencing feels simple and natural because we focused on one goal – creating an environment that fosters simple and instant connections for our millions of customers,” said Vice President of Product Development Jeff Erickson. “Instead of showcasing tech for tech’s sake, we have leveraged best practices to deliver a fully-integrated collaboration product clients love.” video conferencing is being offered at no cost for up to 25 participants. No downloads are required for video conference participants using Chrome™ or FireFox® browsers.

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About is recognized as a top conferencing and collaboration provider around the world, boasting more than 800,000 business customers, worldwide, including users from many Fortune 500 companies. Service offerings around the globe with unlimited use include: high-quality free HD audio conferencing screen sharing, video conferencing, audio and visual recordings, customized greetings, security features, desktop scheduling and mobile applications. Mid-market and enterprise customers can take advantage of For Business: high-quality, reliable and secure conferencing and collaboration services complemented by 24/7 customer support, enterprise account management teams, consolidated billing, customized user analytic reports, employee rollout and training and white-label services. was founded by David Erickson in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.

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