Highfive Honored for Exceptional Innovation and Market Disruption, Sponsors Spiceworld 2018
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Highfive has won the Best Collaboration Solution of 2018 Award presented by UC Today. The UC Today Awards celebrate companies delivering the highest degree of innovation and development within the enterprise communications industry. Judges recognized Highfive as a leader in the marketplace for enabling instant collaboration for every worker at every organization, no matter their size or location.
“Recognition from our industry peers as the top collaboration solution is an incredible honor,” said Joe Manuele, CEO, Highfive. “This win is a testament to the tireless work of our talented team as we strive to make Highfive the preferred conferencing solution.”
Highfive combines dedicated video conferencing hardware and born-in-the-cloud software to meet the challenges of today’s most demanding virtual meetings and collaboration workspaces. Powered by open-source WebRTC technology, the platform delivers the first true download-free and one-click-to-join experience, connecting participants from any combination of physical meeting rooms, web conferencing, and telephony, plus enabling easy transfer of data.
Highfive’s partnership with Dolby Labs pairs ultra-high-definition video and spatial audio with Highfive’s signature enterprise-rich software features and business integrations for a seamless, immersive virtual meeting experience. The product offers fast plug-and-play setup coupled with automatic firmware updates and a cloud-based troubleshooting hub, making enterprise-wide deployment simple for IT administrators.
“We received many excellent submissions for the UC Today Awards, with stiff competition in the Best Collaboration category,” said Blair Pleasant, President & Principal Analyst of COMMfusion LLC, a co-founder of UCStrategies, and one of the UC Today Awards judges. “We ranked the entries based on impact, innovation, execution, and vision. Highfive checked all of those boxes as a truly innovative conferencing solution that makes it easy for teams at any type of business to collaborate together, no matter where they are located.” She added, “We also liked Highfive’s use of WebRTC, as well as its integration with Dolby Labs and the Dolby Voice Rooms hardware to provide premium audio capabilities. The company has shown significant growth, and is well positioned in the competitive collaboration market.”
In addition, Highfive also announces a gold sponsorship of Spiceworld 2018, the premier event for technology buyers and sellers in the IT industry, presented by Spiceworks in Austin, TX, from October 8-10, 2018. Highfive will showcase its recently launched Premium offering in partnership with Dolby Labs to demonstrate how businesses can transform even difficult meeting spaces into a center for collaboration and productivity.
Highfive simplifies business collaboration with a conferencing platform that builds connected cultures. It’s a modern, all-in-one solution that combines a cloud conferencing service with premium meeting room hardware and apps on web, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. Recently named by Fast Company as one of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, Highfive is based in Redwood City, California, and backed by Dimension Data, General Catalyst, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, and GV (Google Ventures).