Sococo® Launches Business Telephony Beta Program

Integrates Public Switched Telephone Network & Skype SILK Audio Codec Into Team Space Social Communications Service

Mar 29, 2011, 10:00 ET from Sococo

SAN FRANCISCO and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Web 2.0 Expo -- Sococo, the social communications company, today announced at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco ( Team Space Business Telephony: the public beta program for Team Space users to call other team members or guests through public switched telephone network (PSTN) phone numbers.  Sococo also announced plans to integrate Skype SILK audio codec for improved audio quality into Team Space. The Business Telephony beta program will commence in April 2011.

"Distributed teams always have someone who cannot login and must be reached by phone," said Paul Brody, president. "Team Space Business Telephony addresses this issue to improve the efficiency of teams using Team Space."

Team Space Business Telephony

Business Telephony allows team members to call multiple people who are not online and include them in a meeting. A speakerphone icon will be in every conference room, and when a team member clicks on it, a dial pad for calling out will appear. The billing mechanism for calling out will be similar to other plans where users pre-pay in small increments for calls made to landline and mobile phones.

The recipient of the call is represented in the meeting with an avatar that shows when he or she speaks and enables other attendees to see that person as part of the meeting, though attending through a telephone rather than online.

Sococo is also integrating Skype SILK audio codec for improved audio quality in Team Space.

What is Team Space?

Team Space is an award-winning social communications service for distributed teams. It provides voice, chat, multi-screen sharing in a spatial user interface that enables distributed teams to stay in contact throughout the workday effortlessly.

Unlike Skype (adhoc communications) and GoToMeeting (scheduled communications), Sococo Team Space provides a spatial user interface and avatars in an always-on environment making it easier and less expensive to chat, speak and share applications with others through online communications.

Price and availability

Team Space is available on a subscription basis through a variety of payment plans.  Try it now for the first 30 days for free:

About Sococo

Sococo is the social communications service company.  Sococo Team Space is the company's flagship product designed to meet the social communications needs of distributed teams.  Team Space is used today in 64 countries by more than 3200 teams worldwide. Founded in 2007, Sococo is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Sococo has been named a 2010 Start Up to Watch by CIO Magazine and One of the 10 Hot Emerging Vendors for October 2010 by CRN and received the Emerging Technology Award for 2010 from the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

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