Further enhancing the online meeting experience for participants, Cisco today announced Cisco WebEx Meeting Center for the Apple iPad. This free
business application allows participants to join and engage in robust online
meetings right from their iPad with a few simple taps on the screen.
The Cisco WebEx application is available today via download from the App
Store. Once downloaded, participants easily engage in meetings by tapping the
meeting URL found in the email or calendar invitation. This application provides
users another way to benefit from today’s widespread global WiFi access.
- Cisco WebEx Meeting Center for the iPad provides robust in-meeting features
that take full advantage of the iPad-optimized user experience. Using animation,
visual effects, user movements and touch, the user experience is simple and
- The in-meeting experience allows participants to view shared presentations,
applications and desktops. It also allows users to view the meeting participant
list, see who’s talking, and chat privately or with all attendees using the chat
window on the screen.
- Users can take advantage of Cisco WebEx VoIP audio directly from the iPad or
request a call-back on a phone for easy audio conferencing with data sharing.
- "Plantronics is constantly pursuing solutions that enhance mobile
collaboration between our employees, partners and customers," said Steve
Kjaer, IT Director, Plantronics. "With Cisco WebEx Meeting Center on the
iPad, people can quickly join a WebEx VoIP meeting to present information and
share applications from anywhere they might be working."
- "The Apple iPad with the availability of Cisco WebEx online meetings
makes a simple, but very powerful interface," said Zeus Kerravala,
Distinguished Research Fellow at Yankee Group. "The trend of using
personal devices for business purposes is here to stay, moving from tech savvy
users to the mainstream. As a result, business productivity will be able to
reach new levels."
- "This latest innovation continues to showcase Cisco’s ongoing commitment
to bringing the value of collaboration said
Debra Chrapaty, senior vice president and general manager, Cisco
Collaboration Software Group. "When a powerful collaboration solution
like Cisco WebEx Meeting Center for the iPad is combined with an intuitive and
WiFi enabled user experience, businesses and users both win." to users on their device of choice,"