FuzeBox, the developer of an online meeting software, is launching a new product today, Telepresence Connect, which integrates with existing telepresence systems, including Polycom, Tandberg and LifeSize. Telepresence Connect essentially extends video conferencing and voice from these legacy systems to any mobile device or computer through the integration with Fuze Meeting.
Fuze’s video technology provides a WebEx-like conferencing service that allows users to share screens and run meetings online. As opposed to its competitors, Fuze promises a sleeker more lightweight interface that incorporates HD video.
The product itself offers telepresence gateway for H.323, SIP and H.264 that links high end telepresence systems to a personal device such as iPad, Android and Honeycomb tablets, as well as PCs and Macs. Users can access Fuze’s collaboration tools, screen sharing capabilities, resolution and rate matching capabilities, error localization, firewall and more.
Until now, it’s been tough to blend telepresence suites with meeting software that runs on mobile devices. With Fuze Telepresence Connect, companies can utilize their legacy systems but also engage their workforce or clients on the iPad, and other devices.