FuzeBox unveiled today an update to the Fuze Join app already available in the App Store that most notably brings multi-party video conferencing to iPhone owners.
Fuze Join is geared toward enterprise users who travel but need to communicate with co-workers. “Between the accumulation of travel expenses and time lost, corporations waste millions of dollars each year on supporting travel for employees,” said FuzeBox CEO Jeff Cavins. “We want to equip these businesses with an extensive suite of effective visual collaboration tools to either help optimize the time of those on the road or to save them from taking the trip altogether.”
The group video chat feature looks somewhat similar to a Google+ Hangout. There’s a large view of one video feed at the top above smaller views for other participants, but you can drag and drop to rearrange them any way you want. Up to twelve people can video chat in a single meeting.
What makes Fuze Join really stand out for business users is the ability to share files within the session. It supports documents, photos and even video. A good ol’ fashioned text chat feature is included as well. Oh, and yes, Fuze Join works over cellular data ahead of FaceTime in iOS 6.
The app is free to download, but you have to be a FuzeBox member to get any use out of it. After the free trial, plans start at $15 per month, but if you want to take advantage of the group video chat, you’ll have to shell out a minimum of $49 per month or $470 per year. An enterprise product comes with enterprise pricing.
Pick up Fuze Join for iPhone in the App Store.