November 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Vyew Partners With FreeConference® to Deliver First Free Integrated Conference Calling and Web Conferencing Services

FreeConference Launches Beta of SharePlus™ Desktop Sharing

BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Vyew, a leading provider of browser-based visual collaboration and web conferencing software, and FreeConference, the pioneer of free audio conference call services, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to create new conferencing services using each other's proprietary conferencing platform and technologies.

Under the agreement, both companies are embedding the partner's service into their respective solutions. Vyew subscribers who want conference calling while collaborating online can click on a "Free Conference Calls" button within Vyew for instant access to's reservationless conference call service. This combination provides the first free web conferencing service with free integrated audio.

FreeConference is offering its users a new service called "SharePlus" desktop sharing based on Vyew technology. Now in beta, it allows the sharing of documents and applications in real time during a teleconference with just one simple click.

"We are very excited that FreeConference selected Vyew and validated its commitment to providing leading technology," said Henry Hon, CEO of Vyew. "This partnership is an important milestone for Vyew because it provides an excellent example of how Vyew can power partner solutions and bring our technology to new users in other communities."

"This new partnership allows us to provide the next level of conferencing to our users starting with basic desktop sharing and then full web conferencing using advanced features of the Vyew platform," said Alex B. Cory, CEO of FreeConference. "We selected Vyew because it let us create our own custom version of its product tailored to our own users' needs. It is entirely browser based with no client installations and it is easy to use. We have received enthusiastic feedback about SharePlus from our customers."

About Vyew

Vyew ( is a browser-based collaboration and conferencing platform that enables web users to share and create together in real-time and over time. Within seconds, Vyew users can access a shared workspace where they can upload and annotate files (.ppt, .doc, .xls, .pdf, .jpg, .mp3, .flv, etc.), take screen captures, white-board and use a library of plug-ins to create content for sharing and collaboration. Content in Vyew can be saved, accessed on demand, left always on for reference or modifications, printed and published anywhere on the Web. During live conferencing sessions users can also communicate via Vyew's free teleconferencing service, instant text chat, and by sharing their desktop.

About FreeConference

FreeConference® is a service of Global Conference Partners™. Founded in 1985, Global Conference Partners has continuously advanced new telecommunications technology solutions to bring highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services to businesses and organizations that want top-tier performance at little or no cost. Flagship sites and serve millions of customers worldwide with simple, convenient, and reliable teleconferencing services. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • Contact for Vyew:
    Todd Lane
    Marcom Director
    Email Contact

    Contact for FreeConference:
    Nancy King
    VP Marketing
    Email Contact