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Use of Fuze skyrockets to nearly one million global meeting minutes per workday
SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuze, a leading enterprise video communication and collaboration service that allows people to work from anywhere, today delivered a new Fuze for Windows application that extends its breakthrough service to Windows PCs and tablets such as the new Surface 3 Pro. In addition, a new Fuze for iPhone application completes support for Apple platforms adding to recently introduced Fuze for iPad and Fuze for Mac applications.
Featuring a completely new, dynamic user experience that is consistent across devices, the new Fuze applications are designed to drive higher adoption, use and business value over traditional web and video conferencing tools. The new applications build on accelerating adoption of the Fuze service, which averages nearly one million global meeting minutes per workday. Since launching the freemium service in September 2013, Fuze has been adopted by users at more than 25% of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of small, mid and large-sized organizations.
"Research shows businesses are wasting billions of dollars each year in unproductive meetings, partly because existing tools leave people distracted and disengaged," said David Obrand, CEO, Fuze. "Fuze trumps the traditional conference call, connecting people and teams with a more engaging and productive collaboration experience that helps reduce distraction and multitasking. Fuze delivers the best of both worlds -- a reliable, low-friction experience across devices that users love, with enterprise scale, security and controls that IT requires."
"We have employees and customers around the globe and Fuze helps us stay connected face to face in a meaningful way," said Tom Lavery, senior vice president, Reward Gateway. "The tools you use with customers impact how they perceive you and Fuze is a much better representation of us as a business."
Fuze combines high-definition (HD) voice and video communication and content collaboration, allowing remote workers and virtual teams to stay better connected face-to-face. The service also allows sharing and annotating dynamic content like images, animated presentations and videos in real time with consistent quality. Users can launch instant meetings with a few clicks, or easily add Fuze to meetings scheduled in Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar. Later this month, Fuze users will be able to share content from cloud-based file storage platforms.
The free Fuze supports meetings with up to 25 participants, including HD voice, video and content sharing (12 video feeds), unlimited voice over IP, 1GB of cloud storage for unrivaled content sharing quality, and unlimited free phone dial-in for 60 days (U.S.).
Fuze Pro ($8/month) adds capacity for up to 125 participants in meetings or webinars, unlimited phone dial-in, the ability to record meetings for later download or playback, and $40 of audio credits that can be used for advanced features, including toll-free dial-in, Call Me capabilities and international access numbers.
Fuze Enterprise ($20/month) expands on Fuze Pro with corporate directory integration, single sign on support, an administrative console with analytics for measuring user engagement, custom branding, host delegation and hostless meetings, custom audio packages and an option for higher capacity meetings and webinars (currently up to 250).
An optional Telepresence Connect service allows Fuze users to connect traditional video conferencing and telepresence systems from Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize and others in Fuze meetings. Telepresence Connect allows users to increase use of existing video conferencing hardware while eliminating the need for costly infrastructure systems.
The new Fuze is now available for Windows, iPhone, iPad and Mac. New Fuze applications for Android (phone and tablet), and web browsers (HTML5) are planned for availability over the next quarter. In the meantime, existing (and compatible) Fuze applications for these platforms are available. Applications can be downloaded at www.fuze.com/download or via device app stores.
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