Unify Updates Circuit Platform

Unify has introduced new features and an expansion to their Circuit platform, Circuit Meeting Room, the collaboration-space enabler of the digital workplace.

Circuit now offers a new desktop option and increased features and functionality for mobile users.

“Circuit Meeting Room is designed to help businesses turn any conference or ‘huddle’ room into an audio and video collaboration space that works for them” said Luiz Domingos, Head of Product House, for Unify. “We’re elevating videoconferencing to the next level by combining collaboration software with video and audio conferencing to bring together mobile workers and capture the knowledge and results of meetings in real time. We remain focused on delivering new innovations with Circuit, so we can continue to deliver superior collaboration capabilities to users.”

The trend towards open office designs and a more mobile and distributed workforce have created even greater need for conference and huddle rooms, leaving businesses scrambling to outfit these spaces with the right technology.

Unify also has introduced several significant new capabilities in the Circuit platform, responding to user interest in a desktop application and enhanced mobile functionality. The newly released Circuit desktop app offers all the same functionality found in the web version, but supports those users who have a preference or an IT requirement for a solution that is not browser-based.

The Circuit desktop client offers the same robust collaboration experience as the web-based Circuit application, and adds an auto-start feature, so Circuit is launched when a user logs onto their computer. It also automatically updates the app upon start up, so users can be assured of always having the latest version. Additionally, when using screen share in the desktop app, viewer can click on the screen share to ‘point’ to specific item, enabling enhanced interaction.

Unify will also soon release Circuit updates have focused on improving mobile functionality. Circuit will include support for Apple CallKit and SiriKit on iOS 10 devices, giving Circuit calls the same priority as cellular calls and enabling users to operate many Circuit functions hands-free while on-the-go.

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David Dungay

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