AUSTIN, Texas -- May 14, 2014 – From mobile to the desktop, the new team conversation service launched today by Austin-based Vobi empowers business teams to communicate and seamlessly share content – in context – anywhere, anytime, any device. Designed to meet the work requirements and communications preferences of today’s business users, Vobi’s conversation platform dramatically improves team effectiveness.
Consumers have benefitted greatly from new social and communications technologies enabled by the smartphone revolution. These technologies have found their way into businesses, as users often find them more convenient and user-friendly compared to legacy tools like the plastic desktop phone and the one-way online screencast. With Vobi, businesses now have a platform that supports the way people want to work that also meets the needs of business.
Cloud-based and designed for iOS, Android or web-based browser access, Vobi accelerates teamwork by combining group chat, videoconferencing, voice, screen sharing and file sharing within an all-in-one, user-friendly interface. The new offering supplies a persistent, seamless way to achieve contextual communications.
“Legacy collaboration and conferencing solutions suffer from a number of drawbacks,” said Vobi CEO Wesley Cole. “Our customers are telling us that their existing systems are expensive, cumbersome and don’t support the way they want to work. Teams today have come to expect engaging, interactive conversations that span time and distance, that allow them to share and consume content easily, and that switch seamlessly between chat, voice, video and screen-sharing. Vobi allows team members both inside and outside of a company to start or join discussions immediately and flow seamlessly between discussions without switching tools and losing context.”
On-demand collaboration is at the core of Vobi’s service. Real-time notifications keep users apprised of developing conversations, and content can be easily added to discussions at any point from any device or the cloud. Vobi can integrate with voice equipment and service providers to enable voice calls to launch new conversations on the Vobi platform. Vobi’s Meeting Memory feature allows for conversation streams to be stored and retrieved by any team member at any time, a critical business requirement.
“While there is an ‘always on’ mentality in business today, many people need flexibility when it comes to working on projects,” Cole said. “Vobi lets users create conversations to keep team members focused on specific tasks. By allowing people to segment projects and retrieve conversations on demand, Vobi has designed a tool that helps employees get things done and move projects to completion.”
Vobi is focused on how work gets done in business today with the use of mobile devices and a workforce often spread across locations, time zones or even continents. Unlike traditional video conferencing services, Vobi can help decrease email overload, streamline the flow of ideas, untangle the communication process and make collaboration both useful and fun.
At launch, Vobi is available to download with a free 30-day trial which converts to a subscription fee of $5 per user per month. Vobi’s telephony integration features are available through its communications equipment and service provider partners. For more information, please visit www.Vobi.com.
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From mobile to the desktop, Vobi empowers business teams to communicate and seamlessly share content – in context – anywhere, anytime, any device. Designed to meet the work requirements and communications preferences of today’s business users Vobi’s conversation platform dramatically improves team effectiveness. Cloud-based and designed to be used from mobile devices and the desktop, Vobi accelerates teamwork by combining group chat, videoconferencing, voice, screen sharing and file sharing within an all-in-one, user-friendly interface. Vobi integrates communication, content and context into an intuitive conversation platform. Based in Austin, Texas, Vobi is backed by VC investor Trailblazer Capital.