Telesphere has introduced Telesphere VideoConnect, a hosted video service that the company says enables any size of business to implement videoconferencing quickly and cost-effectively by targeting Webcam-equipped PCs, room-based video systems, videophones, smartphones, tablets and softphones.
VideoConnect expands the Telesphere’s cloud-based solutions portfolio that already includes hosted voice, hosted call center and hosted call recording for businesses.
Telesphere VideoConnect is available to select customers immediately. It features an intuitive user interface (UI) and hosted infrastructure that combine to create a nearly flat learning curve for employees, the company said.
Telesphere’s cloud-based service features both one-on-one video calling and call bridging, enabling up to 12 simultaneous legs in a single videoconference. This vendor-agnostic approach enables participants using a wide variety of room-based videoconferencing systems, videophones and softclients to all see, talk with and hear one another immediately instead of wasting time tinkering with settings.
“For the first time, regardless of whether their employees are in the office, working from home or on the road, as long as there’s a broadband connection capable of supporting two-way video, Telesphere VideoConnect enables them to conduct one-on-one video calls and multi-party videoconferences quickly, easily and inexpensively," said Clark Peterson, CEO, Telesphere. “With Telesphere VideoConnect, Telesphere’s customers can now see and talk to one another, no matter where they are using a PC, tablet, smartphone, videophone or even a telepresence system."
One-on-one Telesphere VideoConnect calls are free, while pricing for calls using the Telesphere video bridge are based on minutes and port usage. The solution is CapEx-free because it’s compatible with a wide variety of room-based, Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh desktops and laptops, and videoconferencing systems from numerous vendors, all blended into a seamless user experience.
Other major features of Telesphere VideoConnect include: support for HD video at up to 1080p; employees within the same company can use four-digit dialing for video calls; a standards-based architecture, including SIP; and real-time monitoring that automatically moves participants back to the waiting area if the moderator unexpectedly drops.
Telesphere sells through channel partners.