TeamViewer, the company behind the remote PC access program of the same name, has recently introduced its first web conferencing and collaboration software called "Blizz by TeamViewer".
Blizz aims to help meet the needs of small to medium businesses, as well as mid-enterprise organizations. TeamViewer boasts that you can start or join online meetings instantly through its website blizz.com, requiring no sign-ups at all. Blizz can also accommodate up to 300 participants in an online meeting, with support for dialing in via a telephone line. HD video calling is available for users, for the best conferencing experience.
Furthermore, to bridge the gap between platforms, TeamViewer has made Blizz available for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. It has also integrated with Microsoft Office, with a "cross-company presence simulator" that lets users recognize whether a contact is online. "This allows for instant synchronization between two users; for instance when the editing of a Microsoft Outlook email message raises questions that need to be discussed in private", TeamViewer's blog post reads.
Kornelius Brunner, Chief Innovation Officer at TeamViewer, explains the ideas behind the creation of Blizz:
We felt there was a lack of innovation in the web conferencing and online collaboration arena. Most users are still burdened with cumbersome, archaic enterprise tools. However, these tools do not focus enough on the user. In fact, they even present obstacles and prevent instant and effortless connectivity. So we removed that and made sure Blizz by TeamViewer is fast, feels light, and basically needs no setup. At the same time, we could leverage our experience and market-leading technology to deliver innovation with solidity, not only in terms of speed and screen sharing quality but also in regards to security. While most solutions provide only partial encryption, we made sure our product comes with true end-to-end encryption.
Those interested in testing out Blizz can try it out for free, but there are three other available plans with varying functionalities. The prices of these plans range from $6 to $19 per month.
While it does make sense for TeamViewer to come out with a conferencing app, it remains to be seen how it will fare against the competition, like Microsoft's Skype for Business.
You can learn more about Blizz by TeamViewer by visiting its website here.