Enterprise network vendor Cisco introduced Project Squared, a business collaboration app that combines chat, audio, video, multi-party meetings and content sharing — at Collaboration Summit 2014.
Users can download Project Squared free of cost. Project Squared is currently available for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Mac desktops. The browser version works on Chrome and Firefox; plugin-less voice and video exclusively in Firefox.
Users can download Project Squared, start a room on any topic, and invite others inside or outside the organization to join by entering their name or e-mail address. Team members can share messages, post files, and start voice and video calls. There’s now download required as files are rendered in the cloud and viewable immediately alongside messages, said Cisco.
Cisco Project Squared works on web browsers. This means, users do not need VPN or plugins. Project Squared leverages mobile notifications to assist users to connect always.
Project Squared integrates with business tools such as calendars, Active Directory, WebEx and Box.
It delivers enterprise IT security through the Cisco Collaboration Cloud platform, which provides end-to-end content encryption. IT teams can manage Project Squared by asking employees to use their corporate single sign on (SSO) credentials and IT-approved passwords.
Rowan Trollope, SVP/GM, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco, said: “We created Project Squared and the Cisco Collaboration Cloud platform to deliver on our dream to transform the collaboration experience, making it easy to stay constantly connected to the people, projects and ideas that matter most.”