Summary:A French/Silicon Valley start-up has introduced a multiplatform, 3D high-definition voice conferencing platform which alleviates many of the audio quality issues that plague most unified communications systems.

Excerpt: Voxeet, a startup which has its engineering team in Bordeaux, France and corporate offices in San Francisco, seeks to solve these problems by introducing high-definition sampling, multiple data channels and 3D audio mixing to provide a unique, high-value experience in audio conferencing.

3D audio is certainly nothing new, it’s been a widespread part of PC and console gaming technology since the AC’97 audio codec standard was introduced by Intel (which has since been superseded byIntel HD Audio). However it’s never been used in audio conferencing before.

The software is built around the new WebRTC audio codec, which Google open sourced in May of 2011.

Currently, up to 8 people can call into a Voxeet conference, using either the client software or a PSTN dial-in bridge number. The only two authentication mechanisms Voxeet currently supports are Google+ and Facebook, and the software cannot do video calls, outgoing PSTN calls or whiteboarding/presentation sharing yet.

Overall I think Voxeet has some interesting value add for creating high-value voice conferencing experiences, and is definitely worth trying.

Read Jason Perlow’s full review of Voxeet on ZDNet here: