ooVoo

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ooVoo
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Developer(s)ooVoo LLC
Initial release2007
Stable release3.5.6.45 / March 11, 2013; 10 months ago (2013-03-11)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS
TypeInstant messaging, Videotelephony, Videoconferencing, Voice over IP
LicenseProprietary
Websitehttp://www.oovoo.com
 
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ooVoo
OoVoo.gif
Developer(s)ooVoo LLC
Initial release2007
Stable release3.5.6.45 / March 11, 2013; 10 months ago (2013-03-11)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS
TypeInstant messaging, Videotelephony, Videoconferencing, Voice over IP
LicenseProprietary
Websitehttp://www.oovoo.com

ooVoo is a proprietary video chat and instant messaging client developed by ooVoo LLC for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X,[1] Android and iOS. It was released in 2007, and is similar to Microsoft's Skype and Apple's FaceTime. Calls can be recorded in real-time and twelve-way video chatting is supported.[2] ooVoo provides real-time comments and warnings about performance and usage, and has a connection speed display that gives an indication of latency.

Features[edit]

ooVoo allows registered users to communicate through free instant messaging, voice, and video chat. ooVoo conferencing software enables high quality video and audio calls with up to twelve locations at the same time (six on video and six on phone), high resolution video and desktop sharing, and PC- or Mac-to-phone calls to landlines and mobile phones for a fee.

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History[edit]

ooVoo was founded in 2006 by the entrepreneurs Clayton L. Mathile and Philippe Schwartz, based on a technology developed at Arel Communications and Software (Formerly NASDAQ:ARLCF), a company that was founded in 1982 and specialized in remote e-learning and collaboration solutions.[6] On 13 March 2006, Arel Communications was taken private by its current management and relaunched as ooVoo.[7][8]

In June 2007, ooVoo's Windows version was launched allowing high quality video chat from anywhere.[9] In February 2008, video call recording and phone calling were introduced.[10] In May 2008, ooVoo for Mac was launched, creating cross-platform capabilities for video chat.[11] In February 2009, ooVoo 2.0 launched, which included browser-based video chat rooms and video chat through a web link with no download required. The new open API lets developers build customized applications and widgets.[12] In May 2009, the first air-to-ground three-way video conversation was introduced. ooVoo 2.2 was launched in July 2009, and introduced business plans geared for multiple seats and desktop sharing. New pay-as-you-go options and international phone calling was also introduced.[13]

On 2 June 2011, ooVoo launched its social video chat service on the iPhone Platform, making its free HD Video chat service cross platforms, including: PC, Mac, Android and iPhone.[14]

Security[edit]

Because ooVoo does not provide encryption within audio or video calls, these communications are vulnerable to interception.[15]

ooVoo for Business[edit]

ooVoo video conferencing can be used for online contacting, web conferencing, web presentations, online training, and remote support. With multipoint video conference, teleconference, and a suite of additional features, ooVoo allows businesses to connect with colleagues and contacts to reduce spending time on travel.

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