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Skype offers upgraded video calling

Skype, the leading internet calls operator, said Friday that it updated its software for enterprises with Group Video Calling which enables the participation of a maximum of 10 people.

The business version of Skype intends to become a communication platform that could have individuals interact in real-time over high quality audio and video, conference calling and instant messages, according to Skype officials.

“With Group Video Calling, we can offer business people an easy way to stay connected and collaborate face-to-face with multiple colleagues, partners or customers around the world,” said David Gurle, general manager and vice president of Skype’s enterprise business unit.

“The business version of Skype is great for live meetings and it offers a compelling low-cost option compared to competing solutions that are often complicated, costly or difficult to deploy.”

However, Group Video Calling for businesses has certain requirements. To start a group video call, at least one person of the conference call must be using Skype for Windows 5.1 or the latest business version of Skype.

Skype Inc., which is run by Auction and Skype in Korea, started operations here in February 2006.

By Cho Ji-hyun (sharon@heraldcorp.com)
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