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PGI's iMeet 2.0 Offers Advanced, User-friendly Enterprise Videoconferencing

August 02, 2012

PGI has just launched version 2.0 of iMeet, a video conferencing system aimed at enterprise users.

One striking feature of the new version of iMeet is its design; it's meant to be friendly and stylish. CMSWire called it “the consumerization of IT writ large.” It looks more like a Google+ Hangout or a Skype session rather than a business application. The person speaking is also shown in a Spotlight Cube, which when clicked, shows more information about the user, such as a short bio.

"In our increasingly mobile and socially connected world, iMeet 2.0 strikes the perfect balance between user-centric design and robust, built-for-business infrastructure," Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO, said. "PGi created iMeet to reinvent the way people do meetings, with an experience that is refreshingly simple, enjoyable and unlike any other product on the market. We plan to continue to enhance the iMeet platform to accommodate more of our users' everyday business communications–from sales presentations, remote candidate interviews and video chats to board of directors meetings."

“iMeet has revolutionized the way we do business,” said Laura LaBine of Vaco, a recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing senior level financial and accounting professionals. “The new Spotlight Cube feature really assists me in reading the body language and facial responses in meetings. Because the screen share is remarkably crisp and shown in real-time, our online interviews can be more collaborative. We chose iMeet because it's simple to use and is a better way to form more personal connections through video. We can have higher quality interactions thanks to iMeet.”

An additional feature is its ability to adjust frame rates for low bandwidth connections, which is perfect for occasional Wi-Fi hiccups. iMeet offers HD quality video, and each conference has its own URL, allowing users to send each other documents and e-mails. Furthermore, the system can notify stragglers that a meeting has started.

In addition to the desktop client, iMeet is also available on the iPhone and iPad, with an Android version coming soon.

Despite its un-intimidating appearance, it's a serious enterprise conferencing application, capable of supporting up to 15 people simultaneously in HD.

"We have seen tremendous uptake of desktop and mobile video conferencing applications, resulting in significant market growth," Roopam Jain of Frost & Sullivan said. "PGi's release of iMeet 2.0 demonstrates the company's commitment to both the end user experience and the enterprise buyer, and it positions them to capture increased demand within the market.”

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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