BlackBerry has announced a new mobile solution to help people stay in touch and participate in meetings while on the go. The solution is called BBM Meetings and is a multi-OS voice and video conferencing solution capable of delivering a mobile collaboration experience to enhance productivity for mobile professionals. The system is also designed to reduce costs for businesses according to BlackBerry.
BBM Meetings will support BBM users on Android, BlackBerry 10 smartphones, and users on PC or Mac computers. The solution allows user’s access to high quality audio and video conferencing capabilities that take advantage of the collaboration benefits that BlackBerry is known for.
Key features of the BBM Meetings solutions include the ability to initiate or schedule conferences from mobile devices with attendees from your company address book by BBM or email. Meetings are added instantly to your calendar. BBM Chats can be activated from the app along with multi-person chats and group chats.
Users can present items at the meeting directly from the PC or the mobile device. HD video and voice are supported for up to 25 participants at a time. BBM Meetings costs $12.50 per host per month. A value added services bundle will be offers including BBM Meetings and BBM Protected and Advantage Level Support for $12 per month.