New Apps for BlackBerry®, iPhone® Make it Easier to Meet on the Go
PGi Mobile Features Enable Simpler Virtual Meetings Away from the Office for Millions
ATLANTA, May 28, 2010 -
(NYSE: PGI), a leading provider of meeting and collaboration solutions, now better enables mobile professional freedom with updated apps for the BlackBerry and iPhone. As a follow up to its first-to-market mobility apps for the BlackBerry (2006) and the iPhone (2009), PGi more easily allows users to virtually attend meetings without accessing their computers, desk phones or traditional landlines.
“Mobile access to meetings provides the ultimate freedom for business professionals. There is no need to rush back to the office for a conference call anymore,” said David Guthrie, CTO, PGi. “More than 20 percent of PGi customers are accessing audio meetings from mobile phones. Mobility apps mean you don’t have to remember dial-ins and passwords to attend a conference call and they give call hosts more control over settings.”
The PGi Mobile upgrades arrive as business professionals shift Internet activity from their computers to their mobile smart phones. The number of mobile Web users will hit 1 billion by 2010 and already exceeds the number of computer-based Internet users.
The work styles of Gen Y, combined with time-crunched weeks, are blurring the line that traditionally had separated work and leisure time. Many people now manage a 24/7 work-life cycle, as technology has enabled them to work away from their offices, creating personalized productivity time.
“Understanding that our users spend more time hosting and participating in meetings while on the go, PGi’s goal is to make our mobile solutions simple to use,” said Guthrie. “People want to get down to business, not get bogged down in technology.”
New features of PGi Mobile (available now) provide attendees with easier access to conference calls and give meeting hosts more control. For instance, PGi Mobile enables users to:
- Save call-in numbers and passwords for one click-entry
- See names, titles and even photos of those that have accessed a call
- See who is talking
- Record and adjust volumes or mute noisy lines from the phone interface
- Dial out to more invitees
- Lock the call for more security
PGi Mobile works with BlackBerry OS version 4.2.1 and above and Apple iPhone or iTouch version 3.0 or later. Full descriptions of PGi Mobile for the iPhone and BlackBerry can be found at http://www.pgi.com/us/en/conferencing/pgi_mobile/. New users can sign up online.
An interactive guide to the PGi iPhone app, which works globally can be found at http://www.pgi.com/us/en/conferencing/mobile/iphone/guide/index_popup.htm
An interactive guide to the PGi BlackBerry app, which works globally can be found at http://www.pgi.com/us/en/conferencing/mobile/blackberry/
The world collaborates with PGi. Our advanced meeting, conferencing and collaboration solutions energize people and organizations to connect more meaningfully and work together more productively. Our customers include more than 50,000 companies and nearly 90% of the Fortune 500. Every month, 12 million people around the world use PGi’s advanced solutions and next-generation platform to meet, work and collaborate. PGi is headquartered in Atlanta, with operations in 24 countries worldwide. You can learn more at www.pgi.com
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