Company Roundup: Phone.com, Linode, Infragistics
Photo: Ari Rabban, CEO of Phone.com Photo Credit: Esther Surden
Ari Rabban, CEO of Phone.com | Esther Surden

Phone.com: Phone.com (Newark) has added video conferencing to its feature lineup. With support for up to 25 video callers, Phone.com video conferencing is available through Chrome and Firefox browsers on PCs, Macs and Linux, as well as on the Phone.com’s Mobile Office app on iPhone. Android users can access video conferencing through the Chrome browser on their smartphone.

“We are in a continual process of improving the service we offer to our customers,” said Phone.com CEO Ari Rabban. “We’ve upgraded our network, our website and features to provide even better service. With video conferencing now live, our customers have the best and most flexible options to conduct their business remotely.”

Phone.com video conferencing also supports up to 200 users who dial in by phone for audio only. The new feature is available for a monthly fee as an add-on, the company said.

Linode: Cloud-hosting provider Linode (Galloway) has opened a second data center in Tokyo, its third data center in Asia and ninth worldwide. Linode designed “Tokyo 2” to meet the growing needs of customers in the Asia-Pacific region, complementing existing data centers in Tokyo and Singapore, the company said in a statement.

Features of Linode’s Tokyo 2 data center include:

  • Robust connectivity using a blend of transit providers and settlement-free peers, allowing for the highest possible bandwidth and lowest latency to destinations local and abroad, including excellent throughput to China.
  • KVM hypervisor, giving clients access to all Linode plan sizes, including the 2G for $10 per month plan, as well as free upgrades.

  • Doubled RAM, SSD servers and mass availability upgrade over Tokyo 1.

The company said that demand for Linode's services is extremely high in Tokyo.

Infragistics:  Infragistics, a Cranbury-based company founded in 1989, delivers user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) tools for accelerating design and development for desktop, Web and mobile solutions. It now has a new UI design development-and-testing tool: Indigo Studio.

Released on November 14, 2016, Indigo Studio provides, fast, code-free collaboration for prototyping apps (iOS and Android) and Web applications; and it provides scalable usability testing by invitation. According to the company, this is the first such tool to provide unmoderated testing. It follows the software engineering philosophy of putting design and specification before coding, and uses an easy method for implementing agile design. As a visual tool, Indigo Studio makes it easy for nonprogrammers to provide input.

There are three versions:  Indigo Studio Essential, which is free, lacks advanced functions and does not have cloud capability.  Indigo Studio Professional, which costs $25 per month, or $249 per year with an annual subscription, has more sophisticated prototyping tools, as well as cloud hosting, validated feedback, and cloud usability testing; and it offers unlimited usability testing for up to five concurrent projects. 

Indigo Studio Enterprise, with a subscription rate of $399 per year, has no-limits prototyping for teams, with an always-available archive of projects past and present.  In addition, the Enterprise version has unlimited workspaces for project teams. 

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