PHOENIX, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Telesphere, the leader in cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), today introduced a highly flexible, full-featured and affordable Web collaboration service that enables multi-user HD audio and video conferencing, transfer and storage of files, and other key functions that enable successful meetings, webinars and training sessions for business.
Available immediately, Telesphere's WebConnect collaboration service enables businesses of any size anywhere in the United States to reach their customers and employees face-to-face while saving on the expense and time lost to travel for convening meetings or training sessions – especially for employees who work from home offices.
Telesphere's WebConnect is accessible anywhere a participant has Internet connectivity using any standard web browser. The service can help increase responsiveness to customers – even by employees working remotely as all the services are delivered via Telesphere's nationwide, all-IP cloud network.
It is also fully integrated with applications such as Outlook for both Windows and Mac, and leading business and social networks, including Salesforce.com, YouTube, Facebook and others that can lead to higher employee productivity and user satisfaction in the online delivery of presentations or other business materials.
WebConnect is intuitively easy to use, highly secure and comes with features such as a whiteboard, chat, polling-based participant feedback and annotation controls for spontaneous sharing among participants. A particular strongpoint is its ability to record and store information within the application so that it can be displayed at any time to demonstrate or emphasize an important point during the course of a business presentation.
In addition to conferencing that allows up to nine simultaneous participants via video and as many as 300 by audio, features of Telesphere WebConnect include the ability to import video materials in a variety of formats, including live streaming video; synchronized Web streaming; support for multiple languages; closed captioning; password-protected logons and end-to-end encryption.
And, depending on the needs of individual businesses, WebConnect can be fully integrated with other Telesphere services or used on a standalone basis.
"To achieve what our WebConnect offers in one package, businesses typically have to obtain capabilities from several vendors or settle for other so-called collaboration services that do little more than share participants' desktop displays -- creating the potential to detract from a presentation or, worse, to disclose proprietary information," said Telesphere CTO Sanjay Srinivasan.
"We believe that adding WebConnect to our lineup of cloud-based capabilities is another compelling reason for businesses to look to Telesphere as their one-stop provider for all of their business-communications needs," he said.
Telesphere's channel partners and beta users who have been trialing WebConnect since November 2011 like its wide range of features, its flexibility and that it's already proven to be a highly effective business-productivity tool, said Jeff Savage, VP of Business Development for Telesphere.
Channel partners and prospective users can experience WebConnect when the collaboration service and Telesphere's full suite of cloud-based UCaaS capabilities are demonstrated as solutions to real-life business needs during the company's product showcase March 27-29 at the Channel Partners 2012 Conference in Las Vegas.
Pricing of WebConnect is available from Telesphere upon request at www.telesphere.com/Contact_Us.html.
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About Telesphere Telesphere is the leading pure-play provider of unified cloud communications. It leads the market by delivering carrier-grade performance and support for wireline and mobile devices to businesses over its private IP MPLS network; one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Offering a fully-integrated suite of unified communications capabilities, Telesphere's hosted services allow businesses of any size to enjoy all the latest voice, video, data and collaboration features of large enterprise systems without the costly investment in on-premises equipment.