ATLANTA, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in virtual meetings for over 20 years, today announced the launch of iMeet 2.0, the second generation of its innovative, cloud-based video meetings solution. The award-winning iMeet experience helps businesses of all sizes have simple, personal and mobile online meetings wherever and whenever they like – with plans starting as low as $39 per month.
iMeet 2.0 release highlights include:
- Auto-Connect: iMeet hosts can instantly join the conversation with this new feature that automatically calls their computer or mobile device when they enter an iMeet meeting.
- Screen Share: iMeet hosts can share their screen in high resolution, with no downloads for meeting guests. Mobile guests can view screen share from an iPad® with the iMeet HD app.
- Advanced Mobile Meeting Apps: The iMeet HD app for the iPad now includes two-way video streaming, full host controls, faster connect times and cloud file sharing. The iMeet Mobile app for the iPhone® now includes larger profile images, full host controls and cloud file sharing.
- HD Quality Video: iMeet now leverages the most technically advanced H.264 video encoding for HD quality video without consuming huge amounts of network bandwidth.
- Spotlight Cube: iMeet users can click on anyone's cube to enlarge it up to four-times bigger, creating a video conferencing room experience right on the desktop.
- Cloud Controls: iMeet's new, easy-to-use admin console lets businesses centrally manage, provision and customize large groups of iMeet accounts across the enterprise.
"In our increasingly mobile and socially connected world, iMeet 2.0 strikes the perfect balance between user-centric design and robust, built-for-business infrastructure," said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. "PGi created iMeet to reinvent the way people do meetings, with an experience that is refreshingly simple, enjoyable and unlike any other product on the market. We plan to continue to enhance the iMeet platform to accommodate more of our users' everyday business communications — from sales presentations, remote candidate interviews and video chats to board of directors meetings."
"We have seen tremendous uptake of desktop and mobile video conferencing applications, resulting in significant market growth," said Roopam Jain of Frost & Sullivan. "PGi's release of iMeet 2.0 demonstrates the company's commitment to both the end user experience and the enterprise buyer, and it positions them to capture increased demand within the market."
iMeet lets up to 15 people meet face-to-face online from anywhere in the world using their desktop, tablet or smartphone. iMeet is one tool for all your audio, web and video meetings, and it has received several leading industry awards, including the Silver award for New Product Innovation by the internationally renowned 2012 Edison Awards.
"iMeet has revolutionized the way we do business," said Laura LaBine of Vaco, a recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing senior level financial and accounting professionals. "The new Spotlight Cube feature really assists me in reading the body language and facial responses in meetings. Because the screen share is remarkably crisp and shown in real-time, our online interviews can be more collaborative. We chose iMeet because it's simple to use and is a better way to form more personal connections through video. We can have higher quality interactions thanks to iMeet."
To sign up for your own iMeet room free for 30 days, visit imeet.com.
iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi
PGi has been a global leader in virtual meetings for 20 years. Our cloud-based solutions deliver multi-point, real-time virtual collaboration using video, voice and file sharing technologies. PGi solutions are available via desktops, tablets or mobile devices, helping businesses worldwide be more productive, mobile and green. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries and an established base of more than 35,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, we have hosted more than 725 million people from 137 countries in over 165 million meetings. For more information, visit us at http://www.pgi.com.
Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical information, should be considered forward-looking and subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in Premiere Global Services, Inc.'s forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; technological changes and the development of alternatives to our services; market acceptance of new cloud-based, virtual meeting services, including our iMeet® and GlobalMeet® services; our ability to attract new customers and to retain and further penetrate our existing customers; risks associated with challenging global economic conditions; price increases from our telecommunications service providers; service interruptions and network downtime; technological obsolescence and our ability to upgrade our equipment or increase our network capacity; concerns regarding the security of transactions; future write-downs of goodwill or other intangible assets; greater than anticipated tax liabilities; restructuring and cost reduction initiatives and the market reaction thereto; our level of indebtedness; risks associated with acquisitions and divestitures; the impact of the sale of our PGiSend business; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, including possible adverse results of litigation or infringement claims; regulatory or legislative changes, including further government regulations applicable to traditional telecommunications service providers and data privacy; risks associated with international operations and market expansion, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.