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Conference calls are here to stay

Alexis Madrigal’s recent blog post on NPR.org is titled “Have We Reached The End Of The Line For The Conference Call?” The answer is, quite simply, no. Conference calls are still, by and large, the way teams communicate. They offer a way to connect and collaborate across distance and different types of technology. They let us hear each other’s voices. Conference calls don’t have to die; they just have to work—and sound—much better.

Certainly, making conferencing easier is part of the solution. At Voxeet, we’ve built a solution that simplifies conference calls down the essentials. You can start your call …

By |June 10th, 2014|

Why pCell is poised to revolutionize wireless data — and what that means for your conferencing

There’s been a lot of buzz about pCell, a revolutionary new technology that promises to deliver near perfect reception to all smartphone users 24/7. I always greet news about “revolutionary technologies” with a healthy dose of skepticism, both because the media is prone to hyperbole and because truly revolutionary technologies come along once in a blue moon.

The more I read about pCell, however, the more I become convinced that it actually could be a game changer. The technology works by harnessing signal interference — that annoying problem that renders your smartphone useless at cocktail parties and other crowded spaces — …

By |June 4th, 2014|

How WebRTC changes the game for mobile apps

A little more than a year ago, my team at Voxeet set out on a quest to create a mobile app that reimagined communication and the conference call for the 21st century. To do so, we needed to banish the familiar features of conference calls today — walkie-talkie static, an opaque interface that obscures who’s talking when, an inability to travel from one device to the next — and introduce modern, mobile-optimized and 3D-immersive-sound features in their place. To do that to its maximum potential, we needed WebRTC.

WebRTC is a free, open project built from the ground up made for …

By |June 2nd, 2014|

HD voice alone is not enough to solve call quality issues

Molly Wood’s recent New York Times piece about HD voice nicely articulates the frustrations of poor call quality that most of us experience every day. We agree that calls, personal or group, don’t have to sound terrible. In fact, they should sound great. But the standard HD applications she mentions are only another half step toward strong, consistent sound quality—not the solution.

As the CEO of Voxeet, I spend every day (and more than a few nights) thinking about how to create mobile calling experiences that provide clear, consistent sound quality, no matter what device you’re on, where you’re calling from …

By |May 6th, 2014|

Voxeet Brings New Dimensions to Conference Calls

… While Voxeet allows you to either launch an ad hoc conversation or schedule a conference call, the conference call session itself introduces spatial reality to immerse participants in a 3D audio experience where, from the audio perspective, you feel like you and the other participants are around the table in a physical office or conference room. It also takes advantage of superwideband codecs, such as Opus, to ensure the same crisp voice experienced in a physical office or boardroom…

Voxeet conference room table

Bottom line: Voxeet provides a unique and immersive conference call experience …

By |April 15th, 2014|