E-commerce giant Amazon recently announced the launch of “unified communications service,” which offers audio and video conferencing through its cloud computing service.
The new service called Amazon Chime from Amazon Web Services—providing the online computing power for hundreds of businesses—is enabling customers to have conversations and video conferences, whether they are using Android devices, desktop computers or Apple iPhones.
Amazon vice president Gene Farrell said, “Most meeting applications or services are hard to use, deliver bad audio and video, require constant switching between multiple tools to do everything they want, and are way too expensive.”
“Amazon Chime delivers frustration-free meetings, allowing users to be productive from anywhere. And with no ongoing maintenance or management fees, Amazon Chime is a great choice for companies that are looking for a solution to meetings that their employees will love to use,” he added.
As the cloud computing unit of Amazon is one of the fastest growing corporation in the US tech market, it has expanded from its roots as an online retailer into the fields including streaming music, video, and artificial intelligence.
Chime was developed with telecom partners Vonage and Level 3 and is expected to be available in the 2nd quarter of this year.
Amazon announced that its first customers for the new platform would include ecommerce group Connexity, US apparel retailer Brooks Brothers, and the LED lighting maker Soraa.
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