Webdialogs Launches Skype Certified Application Sharing
WebDialogs Unyte Gives Skype Users Rich, Interactive Application and Desktop Sharing Plus Remote Control Capabilities
Billerica, Mass., January 5, 2006 – WebDialogs, Inc., a leading provider of web conferencing and data collaboration solutions, today announced the beta launch of WebDialogs Unyte™ for Skype®, the global Internet communications company that enables anyone with an Internet connection to make free high-quality calls worldwide.
WebDialogs Unyte is an easy-to-use, Skype certified secure sharing plug-in that enhances Skype voice conferences by enabling both business and consumer users to share documents, presentations, applications, or their entire PC desktop with anyone, anywhere, anytime using just a web browser. Accessible quickly and easily by users of all skill levels, Unyte provides a seamless way to complement a Skype chat or voice call with a full graphical web conference.
Debuted in December at Skype Night London, the WebDialogs Unyte Beta Program begins today and will continue through early 2006. The Beta Program offers Skype users the ability to “Unyte” with up to four participants. At the conclusion of the Unyte Beta Program, users can opt for either sharing with one participant for free or multi-party sharing with advanced features for a modest, industry-disruptive subscription fee.
“Skype users want to choose the best communication style for their needs. An instant message can get you a quick answer or let you know that a voice conversation is required for a fuller discussion. Sometimes you need visual content to convey the full sense of the conversation,” said James Bilefield, vice president of business development, Skype. “WebDialogs Unyte gives Skype users the ability to easily elevate an interaction from chat to voice to application sharing so that Internet communication can be as effective as an in-person conversation.”
“Skype offers its millions of users tremendously powerful Internet-based voice, video and text communication capabilities that are popular with consumers and business users alike,” said Lou Guercia, president and CEO of WebDialogs. “Unyte enables Skype users to immerse themselves into richer and more meaningful online interactions by adding a real-time visual component to their communications. This form of contextual communications adds significant value to a variety of users – from small to medium businesses and Skype’s consumer customers alike.”
Limited only by users’ imaginations, WebDialogs Unyte enables Skype users to:
• Give a live multimedia presentation without picking up the telephone or leaving their desk
• Review a business plan or negotiate a contract
• Debug code with a developer in another country
• Collaborate on a school a project with a parent that had to travel for business
• Repair a family, friend or colleague’s computer remotely
Unyte works with Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Users must have Skype and the Unyte plug-in installed on their system in order to host a sharing session. Viewers do not need to have the Unyte plug-in to participate in a sharing session, just a Java or ActiveX enabled web browser. Unyte has the same minimum and recommended system requirements as Skype. Skype users are invited to visit http://www.unyte.net to sign up for the free beta program.
The Skype Certification Program helps partners demonstrate that their products have been tested to Skype standards to offer an excellent user experience which integrates seamlessly with Skype.
Skype is the world’s fastest-growing service for Internet communication, allowing people everywhere to make unlimited voice calls for free. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium service offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding services. Skype also has a growing network of hardware and software partners. Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). To learn more visit skype.com.
Skype is not a telephony replacement service and cannot be used for emergency calling.
WebDialogs, Inc., based in Billerica, Mass., is a leading provider of web conferencing, online meeting and communication solutions, which increase the productivity, effectiveness and quality of online interactions. WebDialogs provides its technology to several of the top ten conferencing service providers worldwide and a global equipment maker of IP/PBX systems as well as providing services directly to tens of thousands of end users. For more information, visit www.webdialogs.com.
WebDialogs Unyte is a trademark of WebDialogs, Inc. All other names and trademarks referenced herein are the properties of their respective owners.
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