Video Conferencing provider SightSpeed (News - Alert), has announced it is making available the no-download version of its video application, SightSpeed Light, to poular social network, hi5.
By doing so, SightSpeed says it becomes the first company to offer threaded video posts and free video chat between members of hi5.
“With the latest version of our widget, SightSpeed is now able to connect with hi5’s over 80 million registered members in more than 200 countries, providing them with unique communications functionality that wasn’t available previously,” Eric Quanstrom, vice president for marketing at SightSpeed said.
Requiring no downloads or installation, the SightSpeed Light widget works on both a PC and Mac, through any standards-based Web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari.
SightSpeed Light enables users to easily communicate with other users via video conversations, whether they’re real-time face-to-face chats or threaded posts created by recording and posting video messages.
SightSpeed Light, officials explained, has the ability to capture and create video messages as posts - creating extended video conversations that are face-to-face, but not necessarily in real time.
These threaded conversations are started when users create and post a SightSpeed video on any topic which is related to the user posting. From there, anyone in that person’s hi5 friends group can respond and add his or her thoughts.
SightSpeed Light automatically organizes the thread, creating a video conversation, all without leaving hi5 and lets those video conversations happen spontaneously.
Since hi5 users can see who among their friends are online, officials said, they can use SightSpeed Light to call them immediately without requiring any kind of download, installation, setup, and these call are free.
hi5 members can access SightSpeed Light from the hi5 Application Gallery which is available within the “Messaging” category.
“The majority of hi5’s membership—primarily people in their teens and twenties—grew up texting. Now with SightSpeed Light, they’ll be able to use video just as easily to communicate,” said Quanstrom.
In April, SightSpeed announced the first availability of SightSpeed Light for MySpace (News - Alert) users.
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