Tired of not being able to hear everyone, or even knowing who is trying to speak, on a conference call? So are the folks who make Voxeet, a cross-platform group conferencing platform for Windows(s msft), iOS(s aapl) and Android(s goog). Voxeet 2.0 launched on Wednesday, bringing a number of improvements — including a WebRTC-based audio stack with what the company calls 3DHD sound.
The sound quality is quite impressive, something you have to hear to appreciate. This audio demonstration ought to give you a good idea of the difference in Voxeet 2.0. The new audio engine “eliminates background noise, echo, talk over and differences in each participant’s audio level so participants can hear every word,” according to the company.
While improved sound quality is important on a conference call, knowing who is speaking is also key. The app provides visual highlights next to each participant’s avatar to help in that respect. For people in the same room on a call, Voxeet is smart enough to figure out who is speaking based on where the sound is coming from. Users can have a private chat while listening to the call in a “Whisper” mode simply by tapping on a person’s avatar.
Voxeet 2.0 is relatively hassle-free for setting up conference calls as well. The app integrates with contact lists and Facebook(s fb) and also with various calendar software such as Google Calendar, Outlook and iCal. Adding firstname.lastname@example.org as a contact will actually schedule a meeting and call each participant so they don’t have to dial in or remember arcane PINs. Best of all, group members can start the conference on one device and move over to another if needed; handy for those on the go.
The new version of Voxeet is available today in the various app stores for each supported platform and through http://www.voxeet.com/download.