"Lifesize Cloud Group Chat adds another level of collaboration—a text level," Ellen Hawes Durbin, senior manager of product marketing at Lifesize, wrote in a post on the company blog."It further reduces barriers to team collaboration.Brief chat discussions are less intrusive and maintain team alignment and momentum.Start a conversation with chat and transition to video with just a click—because let's face it, sometimes face to face is just better." At the same time, the company also is taking the recording and sharing features of its Lifesize Cloud Amplify technology to the Lifesize Cloud Web App.However, when doing so, board members would have to participate from a place in their district, one that would be open to the public to attend.Next, NTT Communications Corporation launched a new language learning product that leverages video calling.Users now can participate in chats in multiple meeting rooms, return to previous chat sessions and review their chat history, officials said.
Broad Soft, a unified communications (UC) vendor, found in a survey that cloud UC adoption will continue to gain on on-premises offerings, with market penetration jumping almost six times between 20.At launch, VLJ Online Japanese Conversation features entry-level Japanese lessons but more advanced classes are planned for some time in the near future.In other news this week, conferencing technology provider Lifesize expanded and enhanced the free chat functionality of its Lifesize Cloud service, combining several key features under one app.Lifesize mobile video calls deliver that experience in a robust solution for smartphones, tablets and laptops.Lifesize is packed with powerful tools such as: Figuring out your BYOD strategy or have one already in place?
With the technology, customers using Lifesize's browser-based app can record and share meetings, training, messages and other sessions through their personal video libraries, officials said.