Plantronics has launched InstantMeeting, a conference calling app for Android and BlackBerry smartphones that gives users one-touch access to conference calls from their devices.
The app will also be available to iPhone users later this year.
The app is aimed at simplifying the process of accessing conference calls from outside the office. It automatically syncs conference dial-in numbers with one touch of the screen, requiring no advanced setup of access codes and calendars.
The app removes the need to remember various numbers, symbols and moderator ID numbers. If a user gets disconnected from a conference call, they can re-enter the meeting with one touch. The user can also alert fellow attendees if they are running late for a conference call with one click.
The InstantMeeting app is backed by research by Plantronics which shows that 90% of employees spend at least some time working outside of the office, with 83% expected to be present in meetings either online or via conference calls frequently or all the time.
The Plantronics InstantMeeting app is available from the Android Marketplace, BlackBerry App World and online at Plantronics.
Gunjan Bhow, Plantronics’ VP and general manager of new ventures, said: ‘In spite of the proliferation of communications tools such as IM, SMS and email, modern professionals spend an increasing amount of time in meetings, specifically conference calls. InstantMeeting enables quick, intuitive conference call access so mobile professionals can focus on the task at hand: communication and collaboration.
‘Our ultimate goal is to enable people to communicate with one another naturally and with minimal barriers, regardless of the devices, platforms and tools being used. InstantMeeting saves time and frankly, a bit of sanity, so people can conduct business more efficiently and get on with the rest of their day.’