announced that it has added Mac support, through a light Web client, to its
personal conferencing tool, which integrates instant messaging, voice, video, data, and Web conferencing in a single interface accessible from the desktop.
The new Mac support is part of a broader range of enhancements added to version 6.0, which include: deeper video integration that detects when other users are video-enabled; the ability to control audio and video on the fly during a conference; expanded server options for hosting multiple companies or groups on a single server and maintaining buddy lists across multiple servers; and enhanced collaboration capabilities that feature better application sharing, in-session chat boards for text messaging, and the ability to pass presentation control to another participant.
“Our goal is to create a truly seamless environment of unified collaborative communications that connects users using virtually any communications device in any location over any network type on a single call, instantly,” explained Phil Keenan, senior vice-president and general manager of network systems for Polycom.
The company also announced lower pricing for WebOffice, with per-seat licenses that range from US$25 to $200, depending on volume.