join.me Adds Free VoIP Audio Conferencing for Its Millions of Users
(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WOBURN, Mass., March 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:LOGM) popular free screen sharing and online meeting service, join.me, just added free internet VoIP conferencing to make quick, ad-hoc collaboration even easier from virtually anywhere in the world. The new, free VoIP service provides join.me's millions of users with high-quality Internet calling from their PCs, Macs, iPads, and iPhones. As result, join.me's millions of users can verbally and visually collaborate with up to 250 friends, colleagues, or customers at a moment's notice.
The new VoIP calling works in conjunction with a join.me screen sharing session and is available for free for all join.me users, with no registration or additional downloads required. join.me works on any PC or Mac via a web browser or a desktop app, as well as on the iPhone and iPad via a free app. The join.me Android app, already available for free on the Android Market, will be updated to add the new VoIP capabilities in the near future.
The new VoIP calling works with both the free join.me service, as well as join.me pro, a premium version of the collaboration service.
As part of their flat monthly subscription, join.me pro users also receive unlimited domestic and international conference lines, as well as the ability to have sessions that blend the VoIP and the teleconference lines into a single conversation. In addition, join.me pro users benefit from simple, on-screen muting and chime controls to better manage participation.
"The new join.me audio options add a new level of hands-free collaboration for our staff and customers alike, especially when collaborating with teams across the US, UK and Australia," said Scott Conway, Managing Director at Brafton, Inc., a news and content marketing agency. "We love the fact that we can have attendees call into a single bridge via VoIP or telephone line, and more easily manage participation in larger conversations. Best of all, I can control most of the conference right from the join.me app."
"VoIP has been one of the most requested features from join.me users looking for a better way to share. With this release we've added an audio component that we believe is as powerful and easy to use as join.me itself –adding value without the complexity," said Lou Orfanos, Director of Collaboration Products for LogMeIn. "Whether it's a sales pitch or a brainstorm, we believe sharing and collaborating should be frictionless and easy so people can focus on the task at hand, not the logistics of a meeting. "
A quick, simple screen sharing service from LogMeIn, join.me is used by millions of people and hundreds of thousands of businesses for everything from meeting online, to quick, ad hoc, show-and-tell collaboration. A free version delivers on-the-fly collaboration in a matter of seconds -- no registration or additional plug-ins required -- and supports up to 250 participants. A 'pro' version of the service with extended functionality is available for $19 per month or $149 per year.
About LogMeIn, Inc.
LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM) provides essential cloud-based services to individuals, businesses, and IT organizations for remote access, collaboration, customer care, and remote IT management. These services are used by more than 15 million people to quickly, simply and securely connect over 150 million internet-enabled devices across the globe computers, smartphones, iPad™ and Android™ tablets, and digital displays. LogMeIn is based in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Australia, Hungary, India, Japan, the Netherlands, and the UK.
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LogMeIn and join.me are trademarks of LogMeIn in the U.S. and other countries. iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., and Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries around the world.
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Source: LogMeIn, Inc.
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