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November 20, 2013

TrueConf Mobile 1.2 Brings Full BYOD Collaboration to Video Conferencing

In today’s business world, the phenomenon of “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies has become pervasive. While it offers employees the convenience of using a device of their choice for both personal and professional use, this can create all kinds of compatibility issues for IT departments. Thankfully, companies like TrueConf are stepping in to fill that divide and ease the transition to a BYOD landscape.

TrueConf offers video conferencing technologies that take advantage of WebRTC, enabling companies to unify their communications regardless of physical distance or operating systems. Recently, the company released TrueConf Mobile 1.2, which expands upon its previous range of offerings to include improved Android and iOS device connectivity. TrueConf Mobile applications are now available to download for free in the App Store and Google Play.

The TrueConf video conferencing solution supports desktops and laptops running on Windows or OS X, mobile devices on iOS and Android as mentioned above, and Chrome and Mozilla browsers using WebRTC. This means that, in terms of BYOD, any employee could hop on a video conference call from practically any type of device without issue. And considering the vast range of devices included under BYOD policies, this is a major advantage for companies. In addition, TrueConf supports scalable video coding (SVC) technology, which enables video conference participants on mobile devices to receive the same high quality video and audio as their computer and desktop-based counterparts, even on slow connection channels. And it’s worth noting that all video conferences with three or fewer participants are free.

Another advantage of the unified communications approach to TrueConf is that, regardless of the device a participant is using, video conference members can access their contacts and call history. While the conference is underway, members can view the full list of participants and as TrueConf puts it, "take the podium" in virtual meetings. If the host of the conference is on a mobile device, he or she can still invite and remove participants right from the mobile interface.

Bringing group video conferencing to Android devices was the “final step in TrueConf's push for complete video conferencing support for mobile enterprise employees," according to Michael Gotalsky, TrueConf CEO. "In other words, we now provide each and every customer with the most effective approach to collaboration, known as BYOD." 

Edited by Stefania Viscusi


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