Kerala startup launches video conferencing platform 'Fokuz'
Kerala-based tech startup Skyislimit Technologies has launched Fokuz, a video conferencing platform, to cash in on virtual interactions that were increasing due to the COVID-19 situation.The unprecedented times have pushed businesses across the world to shift to remote working, and given the rise in demand for a safe and hassle-free platform, Fokuz was developed in four months, the company said in a press release.
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It promises unparalleled user experience like simple click schedule meetings, high quality video and audio, secure experience, go live option to any social media handles, effortless screen shares and built-in recording feature, among others.Fokuz will be available across Android and iOS devices as well as Windows and macOS computers, thus enabling new seamless experience for all meeting attendees.
Unlike any other such platforms, Fokuz features the option of unlimited participants. It would be available free of cost for the coming two months, and can be accessed from around the globe."Working remotely has posed a huge challenge in the way we work and video conferencing has become an integral part of our daily life," Manodh Mohan, Founder and CEO (sales, Fokuz), Skyislimit Technologies Pvt Ltd, said.
Increased use of such platforms has given rise to issues like security threat, lag, constant disconnection, interruptions, poor audio or video quality, limited features and many others, he said.
In another initiative, the Government of Kerala, which has been hailed for being very proactive in its management of the coronavirus crisis, has launched the GoK Direct Kerala app in partnership with Qkopy (a local social communication platform) to curb the spread of fake news.
Available in English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Bengali, the app disseminates information and updates on the pandemic. It is available for Android and iOS users; for citizens without internet access, the app sends information through SMS alerts.
(Disclaimer: Additional background information has been added to this PTI copy for context)
(Edited by Megha Reddy)
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