Interview with AlwaysOn Winner Zoom Head of Product – Nick Chong
Congratulations for being named AlwaysOn “Cloud Company to Watch”. Please tell us, what is Zoom video communications all about and what do you do?
Nick Chong: Zoom is a cloud meeting company that unifies video conferencing, online meetings and group messaging into an easy-to-use service, ZoomPresence. We create a people-centric cloud service that dramatically simplifies the real-time communications and collaboration experience. We offer the best video, screen-sharing and group messaging experience across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, H.323/SIP room systems.
What are you launching now? Please tell us about your new product, ZoomPresence and Zoom version 3.0?
Chong: Zoom version 3.0 is our biggest release ever; featuring two key innovations: ZoomPresence and group messaging.
ZoomPresence is the first conference-room collaboration solution created with the Apple experience (Mac OS and iOS) in mind. It lets anyone start a video meeting for up to 100 participants with a single tap on an iPad. Participants can easily screen-share documents, apps and photos from their desktops, tablets and other mobile devices.
Our group messaging is the first business messaging tool that integrates messaging with meetings. Participants can send text, images and push-to-talk voice messages, and start a 100-person video and screen-sharing meeting with one click. It also works across desktops, tablets and mobile devices.