Fuze Meeting

Verizon has just announced that they have partnered with FuzeBox, and will be featuring Fuze Meeting as part of the BSA (Business Solutions Alliance) program.  If you're unfamiliar with Fuze Meeting, it's an online collaboration tool that provides virtual meetings via computers, tablets, and smartphones.  As Michael Toto, director, Enterprise and Government Partnerships at Verizon Wireless says:

As tablets and mobile devices continue to advance their capabilities and get adopted as de facto tools in the business environment, video collaboration is becoming mainstream for diagnostics, analysis, transactions and many other drivers that companies rely on. FuzeBox is delivering a perfect meeting place for the two technologies, offering high-quality, user-friendly solutions to a wide range of industries and customers, and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network ties them all together.

And he's right.  With new high-speed cellular data networks come great ways to be even more productive on connected devices.  With rising fuel and travel costs, many businesses have turned to online meetings instead of flying folks cross-country to work together.  Here at Android Central, we conduct most of our internal business this way, and it's high time that mobile gets in on the action.

Be aware though, this isn't a tool for the average consumer.  A quick look at the Fuze Meeting pricing page shows that this tech doesn't come cheaply.  But it's still far more cost effective than the alternative, and should be a heavy hitter for Verizon's BSA.  We have the full press release after the break, and you can learn more at the link below.

Fuze Meeting

Verizon Wireless And FuzeBox Bring HD Video Conferencing And Real-Time Visual Collaboration Over 4G To Mobile Devices And Tablets

09/14/2011
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Verizon Wireless and FuzeBox, a global leader in real-time visual collaboration applications, today announced the availability of Fuze Meeting, a technology solution to bring cloud-based high-definition (HD) content collaboration and multi-party video conferencing to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise customers. Fuze Meeting will now be available via the Business Solutions Alliance (BSA) Program on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
With Fuze Meeting, users have the ability to start multi-party HD video conferences from their smartphones, and they can add documents for cross-platform HD content collaboration from virtually anywhere and on any smartphone device, regardless of its operating system. Fuze Meeting’s easy-to-use real-time collaboration tools and intuitive elegant user interface (UI) on tablets and smartphones make it a must-have solution for today’s mobile workforce.
 
The Fuze Meeting video conference solution can provide benefits to customers across a number of industries, including professional services, healthcare, education and finance. For example, in the healthcare industry, medical staff can remotely access patient X-rays, obtain live video consultation with doctors, and instantly collaborate with a pool of experts through video conferencing capabilities. In the creative services industry, agencies can review comps and graphics in real time with their clients, and, in turn, can make annotations to provide feedback, thereby saving time and delivering the campaign quicker.
The interoperability of Fuze Meeting with existing video conferencing and telepresence solutions is of tremendous value to Verizon Wireless business customers, enabling them to extend the reach of video conferencing and collaboration beyond the boardroom to the entire workforce.
 
“In the last few years, telepresence and video conferencing have advanced to the next echelon, and, with 4G, we are moving business capabilities to the next level,” said Michael Toto, director, Enterprise and Government Partnerships, Verizon Wireless. “As tablets and mobile devices continue to advance their capabilities and get adopted as de facto tools in the business environment, video collaboration is becoming mainstream for diagnostics, analysis, transactions and many other drivers that companies rely on. FuzeBox is delivering a perfect meeting place for the two technologies, offering high-quality, user-friendly solutions to a wide range of industries and customers, and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network ties them all together.”
 
The Verizon Wireless BSA Program was created to serve mobile application software developers, best-of-breed integrators, service providers and other business entities for the development, marketing, sale and delivery of wireless data solutions to small and medium-sized business and enterprise customers.
“Verizon Wireless and FuzeBox will bring users a new era of mobile productivity,” said FuzeBox Chief Executive Officer Jeff Cavins. “Corporate customers will finally be able to take full advantage of powerful cloud-based tools, such as Fuze Meeting, in conjunction with Verizon Wireless’ market-defining 4G LTE network, allowing users to have freedom of choice and location when meeting or collaborating with one another. No matter what your industry, collaboration with customers, partners and other stakeholders is paramount to streamlining costs and boosting efficiency.”
 
For more information about Verizon Wireless and the BSA Program, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/solutionfinder.
 
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