WebRTC World Feature Article

May 21, 2014

Blue Jeans Increases Video Conferencing Capacity

Video conferencing platform provider Blue Jeans Network recently increased the capacity of its platform from 25 to 100 people in a meeting at one time. The company is responding to the growing use of enterprise-grade broadband conferencing services.

The company's software now allows up to 100 people to share audio and video at once in a single conferencing session. Furthermore, the upgrade allows for such participants to view the nine most recent speakers on screen during said conferences.

In addition to the increased capacity, Blue Jeans also updated its platform by integrating recording and sharing features. Users can now record video, audio and Web meetings from within the meetings themselves, and once recorded, they can share the sessions with other business partners and customers.

Late last year, video communications developer Polycom conducted a study regarding video conference usage. After analyzing responses from greater than 1,200 business officials in more than 12 countries, the group reported that video conferencing is becoming more popular and that officials see it as more a necessity than ever. Polycom reported that 56 percent of its respondents claimed to use conferencing services at least once a week.

The growing popularity of conferencing of this type has made it all the more essential for businesses to utilize the best platforms to keep their employees connected. Blue Jeans CCO Stu Aaron commented on this very idea.

“There is a fundamental shift happening in the marketplace with increasing demand for a single tool to manage all kinds of business collaboration cohesively,” Aaron said. “Businesses are clamoring for an easy way to connect and collaborate over audio and video, and share multi-media content across all their platforms from mobile devices, to desktops and laptops, to conference rooms."

Blue Jeans is not the only player in the game who is responding to such needs. Platforms from Fast Viewer, Fuze and Adobe can all reportedly handle similar numbers of concurrent video and audio streams.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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