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OPTiM cafe allows simple collaboration with real-time screen-sharing 2015-09-07

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OPTiM cafe allows simple collaboration with real-time screen-sharing

Multiple OS support including iPhone/iPad and available in 154 countries

TOKYO, Japan (September 7, 2015) – OPTiM Corporation (TSE Mothers: 3694), a leading provider of business-related applications for smart devices, proudly announces the release of simple collaboration service OPTiM Cafe, now available in 154 countries including Japan, U.S.A. and throughout Europe. This is a version upgrade of OPTiM Meeting, which is one of the services supporting OPTiM’s idea of Remote Experience Sharing, an environment that allows everyone to remotely share experience (knowledge, know-how, and information) with individuals/groups in real-time. The web conference system market worldwide has been growing and its market volume is expected to be US$2B in 2015 and US$2.4B in 2017※1.

With this version upgrade, multiple device support allowing real-time screen-sharing among mobile devices is now provided, including iPhone and iPad in addition to Android™ and Mac OS X, as well as Windows®. With this, an easy conference or meeting can be realized without worrying about location and situation. In addition, Smart UI, OPTiM's unique technology that automatically assesses and switches screen ratio and direction is equipped. Furthermore, the Annotation function that allows bi-directional overwriting by meeting participants, the Recording function※2 that records the shared screen as a video, and support for Windows® 10※3, the latest Windows® OS, are also included.

■About OPTiM Cafe

OPTiM Cafe is a collaboration service that allows starting screen-sharing more simply than connecting to a monitor or a projector, and is a version upgrade of OPTiM Meeting. Participants can easily enjoy screen-sharing and collaboration just by entering the number pre-issued by the meeting sponsor. This makes the complicated starting procedure of conventional Web conference systems much simpler, and screen-sharing can be done conveniently without any registration or installation.

One of advantages of OPTiM Meeting has been multiple OS support that allows viewing a shared screen under any browser environment of Windows®, iOS, Android™ and Mac OS X. And there has been a rising demand for hosting services (sharing one’s screen with other users) for mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad equipped with iOS, and also Mac devices.

In order to meet such customer needs, OPTiM now supports hosting by mobile OS such as iOS and Android™ and by Mac OS X. With this, an easy conference or meeting can be realized without worrying about location and situation. Moreover, through smart devices, utilization scenes are now not limited to formal meetings, but expanded to meetings at casual locations such as a cafe, the service name has been changed from OPTiM Meeting to OPTiM Cafe.

Also, the Annotation function allows bi-directional overwriting by meeting participants, the Recording function records the shared screen as a video, and support for Windows® 10 are provided, which enriches meeting features and latest OS support.

■OPTiM Cafe price/function table
Free version Standard version
Monthly license 0 JPY 980 JPY US$10 €9 £7
Simultaneous connections 5 10
Continual connection time limit 15 minutes No
Screen-sharing Yes Yes
Quick start Yes Yes
Multi-browser viewer Yes Yes
Annotation
(on-screen writing)
No Yes
■Screen-sharing image (Android™, iOS)
■3 easy steps to start OPTiM Cafe

A meeting can be started by simple operations, just requiring the meeting sponsor to issue a meeting number and participants to enter it at the OPTiM Cafe site on their browsers. You can start screen-sharing just like changing a display.

■About Smart UI, OPTiM's unique technology

Smart UI is OPTiM's unique screen-sharing technology that acquires the dimensions of the host device's displayable area and adjusts the screen display ratio of the sharing devices to be the same or near to the width/height acquired.

Moreover, OPTiM has another unique screen information display technology that allows a device performing remote control to judge whether a device displaying screen information is in vertical orientation or horizontal orientation and to display the screen accordingly.

These technologies allow the best experiences shared among host and sharing devices.

■Product examples with unique technology
■Inquiries for OPTiM Cafe service

Please contact via the inquiries form in the OPTiM Cafe website for OPTiM Cafe service.

OPTiM Cafe Website

OPTiM will strive to extend the service features and promote RES (Remote Experience Sharing) that remotely shares experience (knowledge, know-how, information) with individuals/groups in real time. For more details, please visit:
https://en.optim.co.jp/events/orw2015

※1 Source: FROST & SULLIVAN Analysis of the Global Web Conferencing Market, issued November, 2013.
※2 This feature is provided in advance as an iOS version.
※3 Confirmed with Windows® 10 Pro 32bit and 64bit using Microsoft Edge as the browser.

About OPTiM
OPTiM is a leader in internet-based services that improve its clients’ interactions with technology in all aspects of everyday life. Its services include Optimal Biz, a cloud device management service, Optimal Remote, a remote management service, Optimal Support, a setup support service, and the Unlimited content and software suite series. Its business partners include NTT, KDDI, Canon, and Fuji Xerox. Based in Tokyo, Japan, its corporate motto is, “We make the net as simple as breathing.” For more information, please visit the company website.

【Copyright/Trademark】

※The corporate names and product names mentioned above are registered trademarks or trademarks.

※Windows® is Microsoft Corporation's registered trademark in the United States and other countries.

※Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.

※The iPhone, iPad, Mac, Mac OS, and OS X names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries.

※The iPhone trademark is used in accordance with AIPHONE Co. Ltd.'s license policy.

※IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the United States and other countries, and is used in accordance with Cisco’s license policy.

※The information presented in this press release is subject to change without notice.

Inquiries
OPTiM Corporate Promotion and Marketing Team
press@optim.co.jpTEL: +81-3-6435-8570FAX: +81-3-6435-8560

Visit the Optimal Biz website for further information.

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