Toronto — May 14, 2014 — iotum, a global leader in reliable and affordable HD audio conferencing, is capitalizing on its acquisition of several group communications brands and taking another step in its growth strategy with this week’s launch of a new audio conferencing service in the United Kingdom.
Under the FreeConference.com brand it acquired in May 2013, iotum is innovating in the U.K. market by introducing FreeConference.co.uk, the first U.K. conferencing service to offer free in-browser calls as well as traditional dial-in numbers free of conference-bridging fees.
For FreeConference users – including consumers, small to medium businesses, enterprises and not-for-profit groups – the expansion means that employees, contractors and fellow group members in both North America and the U.K. can participate in high-quality audio conferences for free by using Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) via compatible web browsers.
Any user with internet access and a compatible browser can use the WebRTC feature called FreeConference Connect at no charge. Chrome and Firefox are both WebRTC compatible across multiple operating systems, including Android. No dial-in or program download is required.
“After growing both organically and through acquisitions for the past year, we’re now expanding into markets like the U.K. where we believe our line of services is ideal for the group-communication needs of consumers, business and other groups,” said iotum President and CEO Jason J. Martin. “We launch in the U.K. this week and plan to continue expanding into other countries in coming months.”
FreeConference.com and FreeConference.co.uk do not charge bridging or service fees, but callers who choose to dial in from their landline or mobile phones instead of using their web browsers are subject to charges from their local telephone providers that vary based on their respective service plans.
A leader in telephony and group communications solutions since 1985, iotum is building a variety of easy-to-use products and services that provide the group communication and collaboration solutions that consumers, business and affinity groups need, all on crystal clear lines.Each product or service has been designed with particular users in mind to create an attractive alternative to competing services that are either inexpensive and featureless or feature-rich but overpriced. For more information about the company, its team, solutions and services, please visit ighi.wpengine.com.