updated 07:25 pm EDT, Sat April 12, 2008
WebEx epands Mac support
Late last month, Cisco's WebEx division announced expanded Mac OS X support across its suite of business process collaboration applications, saying that Mac use has doubled in the last year. The online collaboration services--including WebEx Meeting Center, WebEx WebOffice, WebEx Event Center, WebEx Training Center, WebEx Sales Center and WebEx Support Center -- now offer cross-platform support for Mac OS X Leopard and Safari 3, as part of Cisco WebEx's ongoing attention to multi-platform support and its growing customer base of Mac users.
"You can't deny that the Apple Mac is becoming more prevalent in businesses; in fact, we have seen Mac usage double in last year," said Ilan Kasaan, director of product management, Cisco WebEx. "We want to ensure that all of our customers have a successful experience, and as with all of our solutions, we are consistently upgrading to meet the demands of our growing user base."
The expanded support for Mac OS X Leopard spans the entire Cisco WebEx collaboration suite and helps Mac users receive the reliability, speed and support similar to what PC users enjoy. Specifically, the company said that Mac users will experience Increased launch and join speeds for WebEx Meeting Center, better desktop/application sharing performance in WebEx Meeting Center, and better presentation sharing performance in WebEx Training Center, WebEx Event Center and WebEx Sales Center.
In addition, the expanded support offers up to six videoconferencing channels with a WebEx Meeting Center session, better 3D animations in shared Keynote documents across the WebEx suite, and improved sound quality for VoIP and audio broadcasting across the WebEx suite.
Over the last few years, Cisco WebEx has added new features and additional support aimed at Mac users. Most recently, the company announced that its remote access solution, WebEx PCNow, now provides support for PC-to-Mac, Mac-to-PC and Mac-to-Mac as well as iPhone sessions.