May 14, 2014—Mountain View, Calif.—Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in interoperable video collaboration services, today announced it has expanded its award-winning service with the ability to host larger meetings with up to 100 participants, and new record-and-share features. The new enhancements further Blue Jeans' mission to provide one consolidated service for every business meeting, providing the best of video, audio, and web conferencing under one easy to use platform.
“There is a fundamental shift happening in the marketplace with increasing demand for a single tool to manage all kinds of business collaboration cohesively. Businesses are clamoring for an easy way to connect and collaborate over audio and video, and share multi-media content across all their platforms from mobile devices, to desktops and laptops, to conference rooms," said Stu Aaron, CCO of Blue Jeans Network. "The legacy presentation-centric web conferencing tools just aren't cutting it any more as people are developing a preference for face-to-face, video-centric collaboration. That's been our strength all along. And now, with our new recording and large meetings capabilities, we've made the all-in-one experience even better for our customers.”
Bringing your best face forward
Blue Jeans also revealed today national survey data demonstrating the power of video-centric meetings. According to the survey, the majority of professionals prefer all of their online or remote meetings to include face-to-face video of meeting participants.
Additional notable findings include:
“As a university with thousands of staff and students, we need one platform for collaboration that is simple but offers a sophisticated set of capabilities to connect everyone inside and outside of the classroom,” said Eli Jacobson, Brandeis University's media technology administrator. “Blue Jeans allows professors to create live webinars and lecture remotely. We are able to give our students access to guest lecturers from around the world and the new recording feature extends the reach of our most popular sessions.”
To help every business extend the power and reach of business collaboration, Blue Jeans meetings can now support up to 100 fully interactive participants, up from 25. All attendees are able to participate via audio and video with up to the nine most recent speakers featured on the screen. Understanding that the dynamics of a large meeting are vastly different than a small one, Blue Jeans has also rolled out several audio-enhancements and moderator controls to accompany these larger meetings, including an auto-mute feature which places any participant who join a meeting into muted state initially so as not to disturb the rest of the meeting.
“We started using Blue Jeans to enable face-to-face collaboration between our employees in US-based and international offices; including Poland, Germany and the UK. We are extremely pleased with the quality of the service and its impact on our company culture,” said Zack Blum, IT Manager at Wikia, Inc. “Recently Wikia started using the large-capacity meetings feature for all hands meetings which includes more than 175 employees and over 60 connection points. Employees join at different hours all over the world and it just works.”
In celebration of the new meeting recording feature, Blue Jeans is launching a "Meeting Moment" video contest. To participate, check out the contest here: bluejeans.com/recording-contest and don't forget to record, share and vote for your favorite meeting moments with the chance to win cash and other prizes.
About Blue Jeans Network's survey
Instant.ly™ by uSamp™ was commissioned by Blue Jeans Network to conduct an online survey of 400 business decision makers in the U.S. The survey was conducted between April 29 and May 2, 2014.
About Blue Jeans Network
At Blue Jeans Network, our mission is to make video communications as easy and pervasive as audio communications, enabling more effective collaboration at work, at home, and on the road. Our cloud-based conferencing service makes this possible by enabling customers to connect with each other seamlessly anytime, anywhere, and from practically any device. The Blue Jeans Network extends high quality video communications beyond the traditional boundaries of specialized conference rooms and into the mainstream, allowing individuals and employees throughout an enterprise to interact more effectively with each other, and with their customers, partners, suppliers, family, and friends. Blue Jeans Network is a private company headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information go to: https://bluejeans.com or follow the company @BlueJeansNet
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