All that’s about to change with Fuze Box. Fuze Box is the first virtual meeting software that is mobile accessible. iPhone and Blackberry users can download apps from their respective app stores and attend conferences directly from their hand-held device. But that’s not the only trick Fuze Box has up its sleeve.
Fuze Box’s core product (Fuze Meeting) offers an impressive list of features, including:
- Desktop sharing
- High definition content sharing (stream HD video, graphics, and documents)
- Annotation and whiteboard tools (mark-up video, audio, and images)
- Participant fetch (lets you dial in missing attendees with one-click)
- IM chat integration (supports Yahoo!, AIM, Google Talk, & IBM Lotus Sametime)
- Easy-to-navigate interface
Fuze Box is browser-based, which means it works with both Mac and PC, and there’s no software or pesky plug-ins to install. Simply sign up, load content, invite meeting attendees, and you are good to go. Fuze Meeting costs $29/month, which gets you 2 GB storage space, up to 15 meeting attendees, and a toll-free conference bridge with 2 hours free talk time (additional minutes cost $.06/minute). Currently, Fuze Box is offering a 30-day free trial.
From what we’ve seen, Fuze Box is a pretty slick application. The intuitive interface and seamless integration of high-def content makes it a real contender with GotoMeeting and WebEx. Of course, we’re anxious to see the iPhone application in action.