Collabits Debuts Multi-platform Online Meeting and Collaboration Software, Launches Free 1-to-1 Sharing

Collabits, a software developer of online meeting and collaboration services, today announced the debut of its online meeting and collaboration solution branded “Collabits Online Meetings” that delivers true universal application sharing on any computing platform among Windows, MAC, Linux, UNIX and OS2 users with complete encryption capabilities as if face to face. The Company also launched its solution as a free 1-to-1 sharing service for online meetings up to 45 minutes in length.

(PRWEB) May 23, 2005 -- Collabits, a software developer of online meeting and collaboration services, today announced the debut of its online meeting and collaboration solution branded “Collabits Online Meetings” that delivers true universal application sharing on any computing platform among Windows, MAC, Linux, UNIX and OS2 users with complete encryption capabilities as if face to face. The Company also launched its solution as a free 1-to-1 sharing service for online meetings up to 45 minutes in length.

“We are very excited to make this debut, for Collabits is the only online workplace meeting and collaboration tool that enables 100% worker participation – regardless of computing platform – and the option of behind-the-firewall hosting security,” said Lingaraj Mishra, president of Collabits, which is owned and operated by Yugma, Inc. “To this end, Collabits bridges the gap between the virtual and mobile office environment with a technology solution that is both practical and agnostic, ultimately overcoming electronic proximity issues and increasing productivity.”

An answer that transcends the Microsoft Windows environment, the Collabits solution is offered as an ASP service for enterprises, small groups and individuals who want to collaborate on projects without having to manage them by themselves. In addition, Collabits offers complete encryption capabilities and the option to host meetings on a company’s internal servers as well as enabling shared or read-only document controls. This true security makes Collabits an ideal platform for public or private chatting, another one of its features. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Collabits offers the ability for users to record and playback its sessions.

“Well positioned to meet the growing demand of global outsourcing and electronic proximity issues in a secure, reliable and cost-effective way, Collabits is paving the way for affordable, on-going online meetings and collaboration,” said Mishra. “Our mission is to empower organizations and its employees to experience the increased productivity and cost savings that online meetings and collaboration bring to everyday work life.”

A Closer Look at Collabits
Collabits is more than just an online meeting solution. It can be used everyday, by anyone for spontaneous, on-the-fly meetings and chat with a click of the mouse, a PC and a browser. For those who don't have the time or resources to bring team members together to design a new product, for instance, Collabits enables remote users to come together using its technology in such a way that they can create, view and edit documents from any location, source or format – even if only one person has the file application. If knowledge workers are concerned about online communication tools during collaboration time, Collabits also provides secure public and private chat.

Practical Uses of Collabits Online Meetings
Training employees who are located around the country or the world, by bringing everyone to one place – no matter their computer platform or software, and even recording and playing back training sessions for ease of recall – is a challenge that Collabits rises to gracefully.

The notion of Collabits being software and hardware agnostic also applies to conducting product demos and sales presentations. Users can give product demonstrations from afar and easily chat with potential customers for instant feedback. “Sales presentation to customers can be delivered with confidence knowing that technical problems won’t get in the way,” says Mishra.

Or, if a project leader is finding it difficult to manage multiple projects simultaneously, projects that require the participation of multiple people with conflicting schedules, participants can use Collabits to work on documents crucial to meetings where it records and archives all sessions, which are available for replay at a later date.

“The next time you need to work simultaneously on documents and applications, need to provide interactive training, or record and archive session content, consider Collabits,” says Mishra. “Not only will you reduce time and travel costs, but you'll be able to share project space and resources more fully as well as communicate with more depth, detail and clarity.”

Collaborating on documents, including proposals, budgets, tech support, web design and project management, is a snap with Collabits. Users can:
• Collaborate on a contract with their lawyer in real-time and chat privately with others in complete anonymity
• Develop proposals with co-workers at the speed of business
• Offer read-only or enable shared control depending on the situation
• Work on budgets and finance documents hassle-free
• Respond and resolve tech support issues with customers no matter their hardware or software platform
• View Web design projects in real-time without the development site being hosted
Summary Features of Collabits Online Meetings
Collabits provides the necessary functions to have efficient and collaborative online meetings by delivering:
• An open solution with technology and features that favor an open environment
• Simultaneous, remote operation of a shared desktop and not limited to “view only” or store-and-forward
• Interactive Collaboration not limited to show-me or read-only
• Technology agnostic enables work on any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux and UNIX), any application or document or any hardware configuration
• Shared server-based environment is based on project groups and shared project space
• Ability to share data online and offline
• Adapts to organizational security models (AD or LDAP)
• Flexible Toolset of any environment or solution can be enabled with Collabits
• Solution is platform and software agnostic, so all that is needed is a laptop or PC

The Collabits Online Meeting solution is available under three pricing service plans: Collabits Free is designed for free 1 to 1 sharing up to 45 minutes in length. Collabits Standard is designed for small group sessions of 1 to 3 users at $19.95 per month with unlimited tech support. Collabits Professional is designed for mid-size group sessions of 1 to 10 users at $39.95 per month with 100 Megabytes of document storage and recording space, and unlimited tech support. The Collabits software can also be installed in-house at an organization’s facilities. For online meeting needs over 10 attendees, please call for a price quote.

About Collabits
Collabits was founded in 2004 when the company founders realized that there was no single workplace collaboration tool that addressed the competing needs for universal participation and complete security. The founders channeled their decades of experience in high-level, strategic IT design and implementation planning into a product that exceeds the needs of the most demanding environments. Collabits is owned and operated by Yugma, Inc. For more information, please visit www.collabits.com.

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