today announced upcoming plans to integrate its IMConferencing.
web conferencing system with Google Talk
IMConferencing's latest interoperability capability will allow Google Talk users to instantly connect to IMConferencing's powerful web, audio and video conferencing platform, making it easy for users to launch full-featured online meetings and collaboration sessions to one or several participants. Only the host of the IMConferencing session needs to be a registered user, which gives participants even quicker access to the collaboration session because they do not have to pre-register with IMConferencing in order to use the service.
Once a meeting host using Google Talk clicks the Start Meeting button in their instant messenger window, participants can join an IMConferencing meeting and begin using a variety of collaboration tools, including:
* Mixed telephone and VoIP audio conferences that allow multiple participants to connect into a single teleconference (e.g. Participant A can connect via standard telephone, while Participant B can connect into the same audio conference via VoIP)
* Multi-point and hi-definition video conferences that accurately duplicate the in-person meeting experience
* Desktop/application sharing that allows the host and participants to jointly view and collaborate on any application or document from their respective PCs
* Full file transfer capabilities that allow participants to quickly distribute important documents from their PC
"LiveOffice's IMConferencing picks up where Google Talk leaves off and supports Google's vision to simplify instant communication across the web," said Steve Uhring, vice president of sales and marketing for LiveOffice Corp. "IMConferencing's full integration with Google Talk makes it easier than ever before to launch instant web collaboration sessions to multiple participants and gives users fast access to the web, audio and video conferencing tools they need to make their day more productive and efficient."
Pricing and Availability
The current version of IMConferencing, which competes with WebEx and Microsoft LiveMeeting, is available now at a cost of $50 per seat license per month. The integrated version of IMConferencing and Google Talk will be available later this quarter.