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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: AnyMeeting, Fuze, Vidyo

September 03, 2016

Welcome to another weekly look at all the top stories making headlines in the conferencing market this week.

The market for audio conferencing solutions is looking bright over the next five years. According to the latest report from Research and Markets, the popularity of conferencing services for business can be attributed to the fact that they cut costs and save time.

 Particularly, in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, the reports note, it became popular because in manufacturing settings they needed an easy way to communicate with other countries.

Now that growth has leveled out, regions are on a more level playing and were looking at a market that was worth about $20 billion in 2015 and with new technologies being introduced to build on the momentum.

AnyMeeting, a provider of webinar and web conferencing solutions for small businesses, announced this week the latest release of its web conferencing platform, Meeting 4.0.

A new user interface built on WebRTC audio and video capabilities and 720p HD video conferencing are all included with the new release.

“In addition to delivering rich new video and audio capabilities, we wanted to democratize the online meeting and make it more like an in-person meeting, where we can rely on social cues and natural interactions to drive conversation and collaboration. This means more freedom over muting controls, sharing controls and a better sense of who did what in the meeting,” said Costin Tuculescu, CEO & founder of AnyMeeting.

Vidyo also made headlines this week as it continues to push toward opening up video conferencing functions for users.

The new Vidyo.io system gives users access to a complete video platform-as-a-service (PaaS) setup, say they can quickly add video chat functions via application programming interface (API) to a variety of different platforms.

Finally, Fuze, Formerly known as ThinkingPhones, announced it’s been recognized in the “2016 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service” by Gartner.

Being named a “Leader” means Fuze’s cloud-based UC software is expected to do well in the coming months and years. CEO Steve Kokinos commented, “We believe our recognition as a Leader in Gartner’s report reinforces the investment Fuze has made in enhancing the user experience for today’s modern, connected worker. Furthermore, we believe it validates our vision for rethinking enterprise communications, web collaboration, and video conferencing as we know it.”

That’s all for this week – be sure to check back for all the latest Conferencing news as it happens. Until next week…