SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NetFortris, Inc., a leader in secure cloud-based voice and data networking solutions, today announced NetFortris Business Collaboration, a sophisticated on demand HD Video conferencing and desktop collaboration solution that combines voice and video collaboration with desktop and application sharing for distributed teams and workforces. NetFortris Business Collaboration is completely integrated with NetFortris Business UC, the company's unified communications (UC) platform, and enables users to visually connect and collaborate with up to eight people, anytime, anywhere, and from any device. In addition to on demand multi-point video conferencing, users will be able to host IP conference calls with up to 20 simultaneous attendees, using a simple link.
"Workplace collaboration no longer requires a central meeting place," said Grant Evans, CEO of NetFortris. "Our hosted collaboration solution brings teams together with high-performance, ultra HD video conferencing. Now distributed teams can connect, share ideas and meet any time with one simple click. This is the next level of communications and we're very excited about the productivity and efficiency it will bring to our customers."
The productivity and flexibility benefits of videoconferencing have long been known. A recent report by Global Industry Analysts found that video conferences have helped business professionals save 2.1 billion miles of travel and $1.3 billion over the past six months. But the high cost and massive bandwidth requirements to implement such solutions is often crippling, negating the potential upside. NetFortris changes that equation.
Unlike conventional video systems, the NetFortris Business Collaboration solution requires no custom hardware, specialized chips, or compute-intensive equipment. The system is completely hosted in the NetFortris Cloud. NetFortris Desktop Collaboration runs on computers and mobile devices that run Windows, Mac, iOS and Android operating systems.
Users Save Thousands on Voice Communications – Conference calls made via the NetFortris Business Collaboration solution are as affordable as any voice-only call. Consider this example of a typical conference room. To bring up four sites in high definition video could require four 1Mb connections. Such connectivity requires incredibly fast bandwidth, the cost of which is prohibitive using traditional phone provider hardware. With NetFortris Business Collaboration, bandwidth is elastic and based in the cloud, massively reducing the amount of necessary bandwidth to just a fraction of what it would otherwise require.
With NetFortris Business UC solutions, companies of any size can achieve additional benefits such as:
Flexible Connectivity Options – The NetFortris Desktop Collaboration solution leverages the NetFortris MPLS network, the public Internet, and secure wireless infrastructure to deliver ultra HD video and voice. Multi-party video content sharing is an exclusive feature that allows multiple participants to share and edit content at the same time.
Ultra HD Performance – Network management and load balancing is built into the NetFortris network, assuring consistent quality even in large conferences that span multiple geographies. The solution conceals packet loss up to 20 percent across links with variable bandwidth including fixed, wireless and mobile connections.
Collaboration on Any Device, from Any Location, Across Any Connection – Support for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android mobile devices allows users to collaborate from their home or office or while they're on the road. NetFortris Desktop Collaboration doesn't require any dedicated appliance, and is completely hosted in the NetFortris cloud. The solution works with many popular browsers through WebRTC, including Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.
On-demand Virtual Conference Rooms – Simple click-to-connect access to private video conference rooms is available for users and guests with just a simple link. Users can join or host meetings from their desktop, smartphone or tablet.
Customizable Layouts and Collaboration Types – Users can select multiple layouts for voice only, video presence, speaker controls and shared content. Any desktop (and application used on that desktop) can be shared with simultaneous video conferencing. Users can switch between multiple streams of shared content, and control their own video, voice or chat through click-on and click-off privacy settings.
Seamless Mobile – High quality video conferencing is available in a single click. Users can host a person-to-person or multi-party video conference from any mobile device, and can transition from 4G to Wi-Fi seamlessly as they move from place to place.
"The need for video conferencing has been around for years but only select elite companies could afford the true industrial grade 3rd party stand-alone equipment and even those often failed in the true collaboration front," said Tom Sprinkle, vice president of sales, PSI Network. "NetFortis is changing the game by offering a true integrated carrier grade solution that is reasonable and affordable to all size organizations. We look forward to introducing Netfortris' new video platform and advancements to our agent partners so their customers can begin to tap into the power of efficient collaboration."
For a full list of features and functionality, read the NetFortris Business Collaboration Solution datasheet, or contact NetFortris to learn more.
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About NetFortris, Inc.:
NetFortris provides secure cloud-based voice and data communications solutions, hosted productivity and specialized applications and business devices to mid-sized enterprises. The NetFortris Platform serves as a central core for all NetFortris services, and delivers enterprise-class security, analytics, and integrated management for simple, scalable and highly secure operations. NetFortris is based San Francisco, California, and serves its customers with its carrier-grade private network, business and communications applications, and expert service. For more information, please visit www.netfortris.com or call 888-469-5100.
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