Circuit (software)

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Developer(s) Unify GmbH & Co. KG
Development status Active
Operating system Google Chrome
Type Collaborative software
License Proprietary

Circuit is a team communication and collaboration tool released on 28 October 2014 by Unify GmbH & Co. KG.[2]


Circuit was originally known as Project Ansible. and was first announced in June 2013 by the CEO Hamid Akhavan.[3] Circuit was designed in collaboration with the agency Frog Design Inc. who were behind the design of the Apple IIc in 1983.[4] New Unify CEO Dean Douglas announced the May 2014 Beta program for Project Ansible at Cebit 2014,[5][6] During its beta period the then Project Ansible had 1000 users.[7]


Circuit is built on webRTC and is available through the Chrome browser on desktop and the iOS and Android mobile platforms. It currently features messaging, voice, video, screen sharing and document storage.[8][9][10]


In March 2015, Circuit shared the 2015 WebRTC Product of the Year Award with 24 other products.[11] In August 2015, Circuit shared the 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award with 117 other products.[12]

See also


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  2. Alex Scroxton (2014-10-28). "Unify launches Ansible as Circuit UC SaaS platform". Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  3. "Siemens Unify Introduces Project Ansible and Says Goodbye to "Enterprise Communications"". Blue Hill Research. 2013-10-21. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  4. "Unify's Circuit seeks to bring Skype-like conferencing into browsers". FierceEnterpriseCommunications. 2014-10-30. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  5. Peter Sayer. "Unify sets timetable for launch of its Project Ansible unified communications service". PCWorld. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  6. "Siemens Bets Big on Project Ansible - Post". No Jitter. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  7. Jeffrey Burt (2014-10-28). "Page 2 - Unify Launches Ansible, Now Known as Circuit". Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  8. "Unify Launches Circuit, Its New Collaboration Platform". Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  9. "Unify's Circuit: Looking Toward a Single Pane of Glass - Post". No Jitter. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  10. Hettick, Larry (2014-11-05). "Unify Launches Circuit, a new communications and collaboration platform". Network World. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  11. "TMC Announces 2015 WebRTC Product of the Year Award Winners". TMCnet News. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  12. "Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award". TMCnet News. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2016.