NetDev Ltd. has announced availability of a new widget for the iPhone that allows users to manage enterprise conferencing sessions from an iPhone. In the near future, the Conference Controller widget will also be made available for other brands of smartphone.
Traditional conferencing solutions have required desktop-client software or dual-tone multifrequency (DTMF) – “touch tone” – phone menus for manually controlling and managing conference calls, which had posed a challenge for mobile workers requiring access to enterprise conferencing capabilities.
However, users of NetDev’s advanced CIE conferencing platform can use the Conference Controller widget to initiate, manage and terminate sessions from an intuitive application on their iPhones, which integrates seamlessly with their address books and the conferencing server. Participants can simply be invited to, or removed from a session using the iPhone’s touch screen.
The new widget provides an alternative to desktop-client software or traditional DTMF menu-driven options that can present challenges for the mobile worker. With NetDev’s solution, deployed by major carriers around the world, users of the CIE conferencing solution can simply download the widget to their iPhone or smartphone of choice.
NetDev’s CIE Conferencing suite is available for immediate deployment with service providers offering hosted services to enterprises and other partners. It includes a comprehensive RESTful Web services API, allowing service providers to offer simple mashup capabilities to their partners and customers.