August 27, 2014 09:00 ET Launches First Free Chat Solution to Bring Better Communication to Business Teams

Enables Superior 1:1 and Group Conversations With Teams Across Departments, Multiple Companies, and Geographies

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) - (, a company dedicated to improving the efficiency of business communication, today launched Kato Teams, the first absolutely free, full-featured professional chat solution in response to the inefficient and restrictive chat platforms currently on the marketplace. Kato Teams provides live 1-to-1 and group messaging, file sharing and search, giving companies of all sizes an easy-to-use, clutter-free communication medium. Kato Teams is the only free service without any of the restrictions associated with other chat providers, such as limitations on team members, message history stored, multi-team and multi-company functionality, and third-party integrations. This makes Kato Teams an essential business communication platform for those needing to stay in touch with someone in a different office, different company, or even a different continent.

"Kato improves workplace productivity by helping business teams of all sizes and at every stage communicate more efficiently," said Andrei Soroker, Founder and CEO of "Businesses continue to incorporate chat applications into their company's communication plans to replace the clutter of traditional e-mail. We built Kato Teams for groups that communicate across departments, companies, and locations."

Kato Teams was designed with an easy-to-manage user interface that enables multiple, side-by-side conversations, eliminating multi-browser navigation required with other professional chat services. From a single window, members can display conversations from one or more teams, eliminating the need to toggle between internal chat, external messaging, or multiple browsers. With Kato Teams' multi-organization capabilities, businesses are able to seamlessly communicate with external contractors, designers, freelancers and vendors across many time zones as quickly and conveniently as they would with a co-worker in the next cubicle.

Additional features of Kato Teams include:

  • Global Search - Kato Teams' global search functionality allows members to identify important conversations and company information through a comprehensive archive of all previous communications.
  • 360° Communication - Kato Teams provides professional chat solutions across the web, mobile devices, and soon, native desktop applications.
  • Restricted Access - Admins can designate external members as restricted users with limited access to people or rooms within their company. Access levels can be changed at any time.
  • Noise Control - Adjustable noise level controls allow members to focus on the most current and critical conversations while quieting rooms that don't require immediate attention.
  • Third-Party Integrations - Kato Teams integrates with dozens of third-party services, such as GitHub and ZenDesk, to aggregate notifications from multiple tools into a single, manageable, and searchable stream of information.

"We have distributed team members all across the country," said David Mandell from Boulder-based PivotDesk. "We've tried to use various chat applications to help improve the communication of our team, but they either lacked features we needed, were cumbersome to use, or were too expensive. Kato Teams was the first service that I rolled out with my teams that enabled the efficient communication we needed. My team is now effortlessly communicating while creating an archive of critical information that I can leverage in the future."

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About is bringing sanity and productivity back to the workplace for large and growing companies, enabling teams to communicate faster and more efficiently, reduce email overload, and easily access their organizational knowledge. Real-time communication is now a core part of business processes and is the indispensable RTC tool for managers and their teams. With, companies are now able to leverage the full power of communication to increase their teams' productivity, efficiency and success.

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