BT and Dolby Laboratories are integrating the BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice service and Dolby Conference Phone with Cisco WebEx and Microsoft Lync to deliver "clear, natural and productive" meetings, according to the two companies.
BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice aims to transform conference calls by delivering an in-person experience as users get high audio quality which is free from background noise. They can also hear each person from a distinct virtual location so it is easy to identify who is speaking and to hear everyone on the call - even those with soft voices. This means that conversation flows more naturally and everyone can contribute better, leading to a more productive meeting.
BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice also offers significant cost savings over traditional audio conferencing services. Because users can join conference calls over data networks, the service helps lower transport and access fees.
BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice can be accessed anywhere - via the desktop, mobile devices and in meeting rooms using the Dolby Conference Phone. According to a joint media statement, the phone provides outstanding audio clarity and the ability to not only pick up all the voices in the room but also to separate and clearly present them to remote participants.
In addition to being an endpoint for BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice service, the phone can be used for traditional IP telephony calls.
"The Dolby Conference Phone revolutionises the way people communicate and collaborate. Because everyone hears clearly and feels like they are in the same room, participation increases and calls are more effective," said Andrew Border, vice president and general manager, Communications Business Group, Dolby Laboratories.
Carlos Zamora, global vice president, BT Conferencing, agrees that audio quality has a tremendous effect on the productivity of meetings.
"With this integration, end users will gain substantial new benefits from the industry's most popular collaboration platforms," he said. "Users also get to enjoy the full WebEx functionality while benefitting from the clearer, more natural and effective BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice experience."
BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice and the Dolby Conference Phone is currently available in Asia, Australia, Africa, throughout Europe and the United States.
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