BOSTON, MA (January 26, 2021)—Fuze, the leading cloud-based communications provider for the modern global enterprise, today announced that it has been awarded a new patent for a system where workers collaborate on a shared screen during a video call. The invention enables Fuze users to synchronously review and annotate documents on the same screen.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Fuze U.S. Patent No. 10887549 on January 5, 2021. As opposed to a screen share, this invention provides all video call participants the ability to mark up, track, and advance documents on a shared screen, including PDFs, videos, and images. For example, when viewing a video on a Fuze shared screen, all users have access to rich indicators to pause, add comments, and advance the video.
“With more people working remotely, we’ve seen a demand for functionality that can help workers collaborate more easily and mirror the experience of in-office work,” said Rob Scudiere, president and chief operating officer at Fuze. “At Fuze, we’re committed to constantly innovating and providing the remote workforce with new features that empower users to increase productivity and collaborate seamlessly across any device.”
Fuze is a global cloud communications provider for the enterprise. Our intuitive unified communications and contact center platform enables seamless transition between calling, meeting, chatting, and sharing powered by the industry-leading intelligent cloud architecture. Fuze empowers the digital and distributed workforce to communicate anywhere, anytime, and across any device. Founded in 2006, Fuze is headquartered in Boston, MA with offices around the world. For more information, visit fuze.com.