Nefsis Advanced Collaboration Features
Raising the Bar in Video Conferencing
Nefsis customer surveys indicate
increasing use of its web collaboration features
such as application sharing and playing movie files
video conferencing sessions
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — October 26, 2010 — Online
video conferencing innovator Nefsis® reports an
increasing percentage of its new customers use document, application
and rich media sharing features in its online services. Company
officials believe the motivators for the increasing figures among
new customers are straight-forward: increasing familiarity with web
conferencing creates expectations for built-in collaboration
features in related products. Nefsis’ lead commercial product,
Nefsis Professional, is a cloud-based video conferencing online
service for business, which includes a full-suite of advanced
collaboration features. Taken together, online services are raising
the bar in the video conferencing industry.
Video conferencing is an evolving market once limited to
stand-alone systems in large corporate and government installations.
Today, there are products and online services for consumers, small and
medium-sized businesses, too. For example, Citrix GotoMeeting
announced support for video features, called ‘HD Faces,’ in their
online service earlier this month; and Skype has offerings in consumer
and business markets.
As web conferencing and cloud-based online services such as Nefsis
enter the video conferencing market, they bring with them
fully-integrated web collaboration suites. In particular, Nefsis lets
conference hosts share presentations, documents, desktops and
applications with highlighting and annotation tools, play movie files
and distribute electronic handouts during a conference. This exceeds
the collaboration capabilities of many web conferencing vendors and
virtually all stand-alone video conferencing hardware products.
“We’re seeing a richer combination of high-quality video conferencing
with web collaboration in our core business markets,” said Tom
Toperczer, Nefsis vice president of marketing. “And live media
sharing, the feature name for sharing a movie file during a conference,
has grown four-fold just since last spring,” he added.
Another driver behind the increasing use of integrated web and
video conferencing may be attributed to online services reaching line
employees and a wider variety of applications that require substantial
work during online meetings. Distributed project teams looking at
AutoCAD® drawings, user interface mock-ups, draft advertising
campaigns, telemedicine and PACS images, or inter-office meetings that
need graphics or visual images to hold attention, just to name a few.
These types of applications are beyond the scope of consumer products
and stand-alone video conferencing hardware.
Nefsis offers an entry-level service, Nefsis Basic,
for small business and home office applications, for free. The
company’s flagship offering, Nefsis Professional, is
designed for corporate customers with support for desktops, conference
rooms and training facilities, including webcam and HD video inputs.
These products are available now at Nefsis.com.
Headquartered in San Diego,
California, Nefsis is a specialist in video conferencing software and
online services for business. The Nefsis approach combines cloud
computing and multi-core processing to deliver effortless video
conferencing to employees, customers and business partners anywhere
they have Internet access. Nefsis is especially popular among
small-to-medium sized organizations, where its high-quality video,
security controls and easy implementation deliver exceptional value.
For more information, visit the Nefsis website or call +1 (858) 715-0970
in the Americas or +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in Europe.
The Hoffman Agency
Phone: (408) 975-3075
Internet Video Conferencing Online Services — Reach anyone with a web browser
Web Collaboration Features — More information on web collaboration
How to Save Annotations — Recent page on saving annotations while document sharing
How to Play Movie Files —
Screenshots and how to share media files during a video conference
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Nefsis is a registered trademark of WiredRed Corporation.
Citrix, GotoMeeting, HD Faces, Skype, AutoCAD, and all other
trademarks mentioned are property of their respective owners.
Nefsis Basic is currently available in the US, Canada, UK and
selected international territories only. Nefsis Professional is