To meet the growing demand for remote office, Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Tencent (00700.HK), launched its cloud conferencing tool, VooV Meeting (international version of Tencent Meeting), providing enterprises in over 100 countries and regions (including Hong Kong and Macau) around the world with a high-definition, ultra-smooth and secure multi-person cloud conferencing solution. Furthermore, Tencent Cloud will provide global users with special complimentary access of VooV Meeting to connect with up to 300 participants simultaneously, during the novel coronavirus outbreak so that users can seamlessly connect with their partners under different business occasions via smooth HD conferencing solutions while maintaining normal business operations at this critical period.
Norman Tam, General Manager, International Business Group of Tencent, said, “Online conferencing is becoming more popularly used in enterprises. Because of this, stability and network connectivity are definitely the key priorities when choosing a suitable service provider. Leveraging Tencent Cloud’s cutting-edge technology combined with Tencent’s experience in the internet, audio and video communications fields over the past 21 years, VooV Meeting can provide ultra-smooth HD cloud conferencing services with exceptionally stable coverage like nobody else does. With VooV Meeting, Hong Kong and Macau enterprises will surely be able to seamlessly communicate and collaborate with their business partners all over the world.”
VooV Meeting is equipped with a number of practical and convenient features to help users improve efficiency for online conferences:
Multi-person conference without time limit – VooV Meeting can support group meetings of up to 300 participants without a time limit (This paid feature will be available for free during the outbreak);
Integration with WeChat’s ecosystem – Leveraging WeChat’s comprehensive ecosystem, VooV Meeting allows users to share the meeting link through WeChat and to join meetings via WeChat’s mini program without the need to download any application; Attendees can also join the meetings by direct dialing;
Applications of artificial intelligence technology – Video conferencing is equipped with facial beautification function, and a feature to blur the background for users. With these thoughtful functions, users can eliminate the embarrassing scenarios such as working without makeup or exposing messy home environments during the meeting;
Seamless HD without interruption – HD image and high-fidelity processing algorithms are utilized to enhance video quality and minimize ambient noise and sounds of clacking keyboards while the participant speaks, with an instant text messaging feature available to facilitate discussions without disrupting meetings;
Encrypted network with multiple layers of protection – To protect the privacy of users and enterprises, the conference will be protected with encryption; users can also set up meeting password and add a watermark during screen-sharing to prevent image theft.
Norman added, “Meanwhile, user value has been the guiding principle of Tencent, and we strive to incorporate social responsibility into our products and services. By offering customers VooV Meeting’s paid features for free, we hope to provide suitable solutions to assist enterprises in reducing their operating costs during this time.”
The underlying technology architecture of VooV Meeting is supported by the secure and reliable Tencent Cloud, which has multiple layers of protection in terms of business data, management protocols, network equipment and so forth. Its security measures have been verified by a number of third-party independent assessments, including international certificates such as ISO27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, CSA STAR. Tencent Cloud will never access customer data and content during the conference without users’ authorization, ensuring that enterprises can use all the useful features of VooV Meeting with peace of mind.
Users can now download the iOS, Android or desktop versions (available for both macOS and Windows) of VooV Meeting. When the app is installed, users can login via their WeChat account and bind their mobile number to receive a one-time-password for identity verification.