StarLeaf announces StarLeaf Breeze, a new software client for mobile workers, and the first ever palm sized personal telepresence device that turns any desktop into a powerful collaboration solution.
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - InfoComm -- StarLeaf announced a revolution in personal collaboration with the launch of StarLeaf Breeze, a software client for iPads and laptops. StarLeaf Breeze offers the unique ability to connect an iPad to the StarLeaf phone, transforming the pair into a full collaboration environment with video. StarLeaf also announced StarLeaf PT Mini–the industry's first palm sized desktop telepresence device. StarLeaf PT Mini transforms any desktop into a high-definition video meeting environment. This new line-up completes a portfolio of telepresence solutions for PCs, tablets, desktops and rooms, all designed to address the personal communication needs of remote, mobile, and office workers. All StarLeaf solutions share a common easy-to-use interface, are installed in minutes and can be supported from the StarLeaf Cloud or with on-premise infrastructure.
StarLeaf Breeze delivers all the power of high-definition video, multiparty conferencing, and screen sharing on PCs and tablets. It is a complete business-class video collaboration environment and ideal for today's mobile workforce. StarLeaf Breeze enables individuals to meet anyone face-to-face on any other StarLeaf telepresence or standards-based video equipment. As with all StarLeaf solutions, StarLeaf Breeze delivers the unparalleled ease-of-use of the StarLeaf intuitive user interface along with the ability to make both video and voice calls. It is available as a StarLeaf Cloud-supported service or as part of an on-premise deployment.
StarLeaf Breeze also delivers a new way for iPad users to enjoy video and voice collaboration when on the move and at their desktop. All it takes is one USB connection and StarLeaf Breeze software for the iPad, to transform the StarLeaf Phone into a versatile collaboration experience on the desktop. The iPad becomes the screen; users gain a hard phone and quality wide band audio for video and voice. The StarLeaf technology behind the scenes ensures the integration of the two devices is seamless.
"After years of industry chest pounding that 'this is the year of video', we've suddenly reached the tipping point. And without notice the need has changed, now it's all about video collaboration on demand and on the go, its no longer about rooms and devices–now it's all about people and their need to stay connected to anyone, anywhere," said Mark Loney, StarLeaf CEO. "But today's traditional video comes at a high price, resulting in a reluctance for businesses to deliver video into the hands of the workforce–where it is needed most. At StarLeaf we're changing all of this by bringing products to market that are affordable, powerful and appropriate for any sized business and more specifically, individual employees."
The StarLeaf PT Mini–is a unique palm sized desktop telepresence device that connects directly to a PC, monitor and webcam, and StarLeaf phone to transform any desktop into a complete high-definition meeting environment. It offers plug and play simplicity and can be installed by anyone in minutes. With its small form factor, and equally attractive price point of $995, the StarLeaf PT Mini is ideal for organizations that want to deliver one-to-one and multiparty video collaboration to individuals, teams, and remote/home workers. Combining the unparalleled ease-of-use of the StarLeaf Phone with the versatility to deliver video collaboration to any desktop, the StarLeaf PT Mini is a true innovation and the first of its kind. The StarLeaf PT Mini is available as a StarLeaf Cloud solution or with on-premise infrastructure. StarLeaf PT Mini will be available in Q4 of 2012.
"Once again StarLeaf has read precisely the market need and delivered on the money. The innovative pairing of the iPad with the StarLeaf phone is a stroke of genius while the PT Mini could change the face of video on the desktop," said Andrew W. Davis, Co-founder and Senior Partner, Wainhouse Research." This new line up gives the end user community a significant and comprehensive product line up from a new and inventive supplier."
StarLeaf designs and delivers a single interoperable solution for small to enterprise-wide video and voice communications. StarLeaf combines personal and room-based telepresence, a purpose built advanced management platform and a consistent user interface, making all video communication as easy as picking up the phone. StarLeaf has offices in California and the UK. For a demonstration and to learn more, visit www.starleaf.com.
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