Citrix Online Launches Audio Conferencing Service

Santa Barbara-based Citrix Online is expanding into the audio conferencing business, the firm said, and has launched a new service called HiDef Conferencing, focused on allowing customers to manage audio conferences for up to 500 participants. According to Citrix, the new service will be offered on a monthly plan, and includes web-based features for managing calls, along with connections to voice over IP users using Skype and Gizmo. The service offers unlimited minutes on most plans for Skype and Gizmo users, and also includes recording of conferences and integration with Microsoft Outlook. Citrix Online--which is best known for its GoToMeeting web conferencing software--said it's trying to reach organizations who have been disappointed with existing audio conferencing services.