ATLANTA, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), the world's largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services, today announced the integration of iMeet web and audio conferencing into the Central Desktop team collaboration platform, bridging the divide between asynchronous and synchronous collaboration. Central Desktop, a PGi company, was acquired in October 2014.
"PGi is excited to deliver a unified collaboration experience to our customers, combining iMeet online meetings with Central Desktop team workspaces so business users can seamlessly transition from project-based collaboration to real-time group meetings in one easy-to-use platform," said David Guthrie, PGi chief technology officer. "This first-of-its-kind integration is part of PGi's continuing commitment to simplify collaboration for our customers, helping them build smarter workflows that ultimately boost productivity and drive growth."
Central Desktop team workspace and project collaboration users can seamlessly transition from asynchronous collaboration into real-time meetings online or on the phone:
- Meet now: Hover over a user's profile and click "Meet now." The workspace member receives a notification inviting them to join your iMeet online meeting or conference call.
- Schedule meetings: In Central Desktop calendars, you can now schedule real-time audio and web meetings. Participants will be asked to join iMeet at the time of the event.
- On-the-fly team collaboration: Simply click "Create" and "Meet now," and team members can easily join your real-time virtual meeting. No downloads required.
PGi's robust suite of collaboration software helps nearly 50,000 of the world's most discerning brands collaborate and get work done every day. To learn more, visit pgi.com/central-desktop or contact your PGi account manager.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi
PGi is the world's largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services. PGi's unified collaboration platform empowers business users and teams to connect, share ideas and manage projects with the simplicity and everywhere-access of the latest cloud technologies. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries, and its award-winning solutions provide a collaborative advantage to nearly 50,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, PGi has helped over a billion people worldwide connect, collaborate and get work done—in teams, large groups and one-on-one. For more information, visit PGi at pgi.com.
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