Cisco’s New Free iPhone App to Help You Have Web Conferencing, Business Meetings and More

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Are you an Apple i-Phone user? Well this news is gonna make you love or hate the i-Phone in a new way. Cisco  is extending its web conferencing and collaboration capabilities to the Apple iPhone 3G user experience, with Cisco WebEx Meeting Center and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace. That simply means if you are on the move you can still chat with your buddies in a conference with the same comfort you share with them at home. The hated part is even if you are at home, your boss can ask you to have conference with clients no matter what. Lol, like this or hate it but you can not ignore it anymore.

Click and Collaborate

The new Cisco WebEx meetings iPhone application, which is available for free download from the AppStore, allows users to simply click to join and actively collaborate in CiscoWebEx meetings. With Cisco WebEx Meeting Center application on the iPhone, users can view what’s being shared, see the meeting participant list, see the active speaker and chat with other meeting participants.

Online Meeting

The online meeting experience gives users the ability to take advantage of simultaneous web and audio conferencing capabilities from Cisco on both the 3G mobile and 802.11 wireless (Wi-Fi) networks.

Future Prospects

A future version of the solution will include Cisco WebEx Meeting Center as well as the ability to see meeting participants and the active speaker from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace. Users will be able to move in-session Cisco WebEx Meeting Center and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferences from the Apple iPhone 3G to an office environment and back, by transferring the audio to a Cisco Unified IP Phone and the web conference to a computer for a rich collaboration experience.


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