TrueConf comes to the mobile market

Alina Krukova
March 21, 2012
Alina Krukova
Categories: News

TrueConf presents video application for mobile devices on Android platform for public testing.
The TrueConf solution can be used on communicators, smartphones, tablets, and PCs. The application
is fully compatible with all TrueConf products and allows to conducts personal video calls with user
of the TrueConf Server, cloud service, and hardware video conferencing solutions.

TrueConf specialists designed the new single concept
for UNIX-like operating systems, such as iOS, Android, Linux, and Mac OS, provided support for
specific input and output of audio and video signals for Android platform, tested the application
on mobile devices of different brands, developed interface of the solution.

TrueConf mobile application for video calls works both Wi-Fi and 3G networks. It is compatible with
mobile devices running Android 2.2 and higher. The solution supports video calls with 320х240 resolution
on channels with bandwidth 48 kbit/s. Moreover, the application allows to exchange text messages.

″Modern mobile processors allow to code and decode video streams in the quality sufficient for
video conferencing,″ says Stas Soldatov, TrueConf Technical Director. ″We use proprietary
software-based coding and decoding algorithms, because we are not satisfied with the quality of
hardware-based processing. It should be pointed out that there is a tendency of manufacturing mobile
devices with more powerful processors. In the nearest future we expect release of the user terminal with
in-built codec WebM (VP8), which is used in TrueConf solutions. This processor will allow to improve
conferencing quality and reduce power consumption of mobile devices″.

TrueConf video application will be available for free download from the official catalog Android Market.
Corporate user of the server TrueConf Server and cloud service TrueConf Online will be able to use the
application for free.

For quicker and more comfortable access to the TrueConf Online application on the mobile device it is
possible to authorize through the built-in to the Android OS Google or through the social networks
accounts Facebook and VKontakte. In other words users do not need to keep in mind their login and password
to the TrueConf Online service, as it is enough to authorize through one of the social networks they use.

″Android application is the first solution of TrueConf company for mobile devices. In the nearest
future we plan to develop applications for Mac OS and iOS.″ says Dmitry Odintsov, TrueConf Chief
Development and Sales Officer. ″The first time we presented the mobile application was the spring
seminar on VCS on April 2011. Today the market is ready for mass introduction of the solution: smartphones
and tablets are widespread and wireless channels bandwidth is constantly increasing. By the end of 2012
we plan to develop the application that supports group video conferencing.″