Business Users Can Enjoy the Consumer-Friendliness of iPhone While
Keeping High End Mobile Business Communications Fully Available
Vienna, Virginia and Montpellier, France — July 16, 2007 — Genesys
(Euronext Eurolist C: FR0004270270), a global multimedia
collaboration service leader, today announced that it is the first
company to bring full virtual meeting capabilities to Apple’s
revolutionary iPhone. The standards-based AJAX technology of Genesys
Meeting Center 4.0 allows users to effortlessly join a voice and web
meeting through the iPhone’s Safari browser.
“Genesys’ strategy is always to provide ubiquitous access to virtual
meetings regardless of the platform, browser or device you’re using,”
said Denise Persson, EVP Global Marketing of Genesys. “We are
delighted to bring this critical business capability to the iPhone,
right from the start. The iPhone’s remarkably sleek display is a
great display for the simple and user-friendly interface of Genesys
Meeting Center 4.0. It’s a great marriage of an elegant hardware and
browser-based software as a service application working together to
serve both the business and aesthetic needs and desires of mobile
“Businesses are becoming increasingly dispersed and require the
flexibility and ease-of-use needed for professionals to collaborate
over mobile devices from anywhere they happen to be,” added Persson.
Today, twenty percent of all participants attend meetings from a cell
phone. With the iPhone, people will have access to the full
experience of a virtual meeting anywhere and anytime without carrying
Key benefits for iPhone users include:
* Real-time collaboration
Participants are able to view real-time online presentations,
document-, and application-sharing instantly. All features regularly
viewable on a desktop during a web meeting are supported on the
iPhone with zoom-in capabilities and portrait/landscape view. Speed
varies depending on Wi-Fi or EDGE connection speed.
* Simplified meeting access and cost-efficiency
With Genesys Meeting Center’s ‘dial me’ feature, participants don’t
need to locate the dial-in number or worry about connection charges.
One click via the iPhone’s Safari browser allows users to participate
in the web meeting and at the same time the application automatically
calls the participant.
Mobile access brings an element of increased usability to traditional
conferencing and collaboration. While many browser-based applications
working on the iPhone are targeted towards consumers, Genesys
understands that business users are taking advantage of the iPhone’s
full feature-set and high usability. Genesys provides its enterprise
customers, including over half of the Fortune 500, ubiquitous access
to the virtual meeting tools they’re accustomed to using for faster
and more efficient virtual meetings.
For more information visit (http://www.genesys.com/iphone).
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Founded in 1986, Genesys is a leading provider of unified
collaboration and communication services to thousands of
organizations worldwide, including more than half of the Fortune
Global 500. The company’s flagship product, Genesys Meeting Center,
provides an integrated multimedia collaboration solution that is easy
to use and available on demand. With offices in more than 20
countries across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the company
offers an unmatched global presence and strong local support. Genesys
Conferencing is publicly traded on Euronext Eurolist C in France
(FR0004270270). Additional information is available at