FaceToFace Communications and StarLeaf bring unique cloud-based videoconferencing to Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 22-May-2013 09:12.
Filed under: News
StarLeaf Call is now being distributed and supported in Australia and New Zealand by FaceToFace Communications. StarLeaf Call combines a comprehensive range of software and hardware endpoints, all managed from the cloud. It delivers a true on-demand, anyone-to-anyone solution that is as far reaching as the telephone and just as easy-to-use.
StarLeaf approached the videoconferencing and collaboration market by starting with the user experience and a belief that if you can make a phone call then you should be able to make a video call.
With StarLeaf Call, a user takes delivery of their endpoint, plugs it into the network and enters a 12-digit identification code. This QuickConnect code verifies the user account, automatically configures the endpoint, populates the corporate directory and provides the connection to StarLeaf Call.
Shortly after, the user is ready to video call or conference anyone on any StarLeaf or any standards-based (H.323/SIP) video equipment or software. Ongoing management is conducted via the StarLeaf Call portal, a simple browser-based tool that keeps the user in control of all adds, changes and deletions from the service.
Simon Downey, FaceToFace CEO, says that after years of experience in the global videoconferencing market he is excited to be delivering StarLeaf Call to the ANZ market. “Everyone in videoconferencing has always talked about ‘ease of use’ and ‘plug and play’ but it has all been marketing fluff – users are still scared of a remote control; and firewall traversal is still the bane of videoconferencing installations. StarLeaf Call directly addresses these issues with a consistent touch screen interface and seamless firewall traversal”.
StarLeaf Call provides a touch screen interface, totally intuitive and requiring no user training. It also allows a complete range of endpoints for rooms, desktops, PCs, Macs and iPads with the ability to launch a multiparty conference from any StarLeaf endpoint.