SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online services innovator Nefsis® today announced the addition of traditional teleconferencing capabilities to its video conferencing cloud. Via the same web-based user interface customers can now initiate an online video meeting and easily select either VoIP or traditional telephone conferencing for audio participation.
Available now, Nefsis is the first cloud-based HD video conferencing online service to integrate 'plain old telephone service' (POTS). The Nefsis online meeting host and the virtual conference server manage all the web, VoIP and video data, plus teleconference signaling. The telephone network carries the audio portion of the online meeting.
"We're pleased to offer our customers both VoIP and traditional telephone audio conferencing. It really showcases the power and flexibility of cloud computing as the future platform for premium communications services," said Allen Drennan, Nefsis Chief Technology Officer. "The new feature highlights the competitive advantage of easy-to-update cloud computing versus static video conferencing infrastructure hardware whose feature set is fixed and steadily depreciates."
The new teleconferencing feature includes options for dial-in, dial-out, toll, toll-free and international pricing plans. Nefsis video and data connections use SSL/TLS encryption, which is secured, but telephone circuits are not. The dial-out option is of particular interest for security conscious customers in telemedicine, financial services, and government where Nefsis initiates the dial-out call and the telephone number appears on monthly billing logs for audit purposes. The online meeting host decides who gets called, and there are no unknown inbound telephone numbers.
For a free 14-day trial of Nefsis Professional, or more information about Nefsis and its new teleconferencing features, please visit http://www.Nefsis.com or call +1 (858) 715-0970 in the Americasor +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in the UK and Europe.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nefsis is a specialist in video conferencing software and online services for business. The Nefsis approach combines cloud computing and multi-core processing to deliver effortless video conferencing to employees, customers and business partners anywhere they have Internet access. Nefsis is especially popular among small-to-medium sized organizations, where its high-quality video, security controls and easy implementation deliver exceptional value.
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