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Sir Richard Branson awards golden touch to Aussie video conferencing startup, FaceMe


FaceMe, an upstart browser based video conferencing and collaboration system was recently awarded winners of the highly contested Virgin Business Challenge by the man with the Midas touch himself, none other than Sir Richard Branson.

Branson noted the growing importance of mentoring and collaboration in successful business when awarding the inventors of FaceMe.

Golden touch, golden partner status for FaceMe

As part of its on-going growth, independent telecommunications solutions firm CommsChoice have gained Gold Partner status of FaceMe for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Grant Ellison, CEO of CommsChoice says his team came to discover FaceMe while they were searching for a way to provide their customers access to an intuitive collaboration tool.

“We looked all over the world – from small to large vendors- looking for the best video conferencing and collaboration option for our clients that is secure and easy to use and we just couldn’t go past FaceMe.”

“We’re really excited to be offering this technology to our customers. We know they’ll see the benefits in their bottom line, but also in their customer’s satisfaction and sales success,” said Ellison.

FaceMe: Easy to use – secure, too

With FaceMe there’s no need to download and install software to moderate or join a meeting. As soon as someone is online, they can be at the meeting. It is also highly secure with SSL encryption and avoids the risk of the user’s IP address being exposed.

Wayne Povey, Manager of AFL Tasmania has found a novel way to reduce time and costs, thanks to FaceMe.

“Traditionally the Tribunal meetings were scheduled at night and required a lot of travel for the various people involved including players, coaches and managers. They were adding up to a pretty big expense, and often for only a very short meeting.”

“Now that we’re using FaceMe, everyone just joins in – via their computers – from wherever they are. We need technology that was really easy to use, didn’t require any proprietary hardware or software downloads and was accessible from any browser.”

“Many of our users are new at this video conferencing thing so ease of use and access were critical in ensuring it’s adopted by the wider group,” explained Povey.

What does FaceMe do?

FaceMe includes high definition video functionality, as well as instant chat, interactive white-board integration, screen sharing, video messaging, contact merging and file sharing. Mobility is catered for as well, with a FaceMe app available for Android and Apple iOS devices.

All that, and Sir Richard gives it his golden seal of approval. Find all the detail on FaceMe via the CommsChoice website.