Zoom launches updated platform and translation feature

Zoom Video Communications launched Zoom One, a new solution that combines persistent chat, phone, meetings, whiteboard, and more into safe and scalable packaging.
Greg Tomb, President of Zoom

Zoom Video Communications has launched Zoom One, a new solution that combines persistent chat, phone, meetings, whiteboard, and a more safe and scalable packaging, as the most recent version of its communications platform. Zoom also introduced a brand-new multilingual and translated captions feature.

“Simplicity is at the core of everything we do. As the Zoom platform has evolved from a meeting app to a comprehensive communications platform, it was clear that introducing new packaging like Zoom One was the next step in the company’s evolution. By bringing together chat, phone, meetings, whiteboard, and more in a single offering, we are able to offer our customers solutions that are simple to manage, so they can focus on business issues that matter most.”

Greg Tomb, President, Zoom.

“Businesses continue to realize the time and cost-saving a single provider can offer. According to Omdia’s latest end-user survey, 40% of organizations are prioritizing investments around eliminating multiple cloud-based UC solutions that may be deployed within their organizations. The need to simplify business operations is a market trend that we see as being increasingly important, and Zoom One’s tiered bundles and common management console aligns well to this customer demand,” said Brent Kelly, Principal Analyst, Omdia Research.

Users will be able to watch subtitles in the language of their choice thanks to Zoom‘s translated captions, which will initially be available in the Zoom One Business Plus and Zoom One Enterprise Plus packages. 

At launch, translations will be accessible from 10 languages to English or vice versa. Bi-directional translation is the process of translating directly from and into English. While in a Zoom Meeting, translated captions appear at the bottom of the screen.

Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian are the languages being offered for bi-directional translation.

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