Archive for January, 2010

A Video Guide to TurboMeeting Features

January 26th, 2010

As promised, the series of RHUB videos are here. Below is a short demonstration of TurboMeeting’s features such as annotation and chat functions.

Like what you saw? Check out our YouTube page for more videos on hosting meetings and providing remote support.

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Connecting with President Andrew Jackson Online

January 21st, 2010

When people hear the term web conferencing, webinars and business meetings may spring to mind, though its applications are far more than what the name implies.  Doing collaboration work online, staying in touch with loved ones through video chat are some of the more common ways web conferencing technology is being used. But there are also less ordinary uses that have popped up recently. In the home of our seventh president for one. Yup, web conferencing has made its way into historic sites.

The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, now offers an interactive, online education program called Reinforcing American History through Electronic Learning; or as known as RACHEL, after President Jackson’s wife. For 60 minutes, students worldwide can participate in an interactive program about the seventh president of the United States. Teachers no longer have to worry about student safety, cost constraints, time constraints, and the endless worries that accompany a typical field trip. Instead, they can sit back and enjoy with students as they learn about topics that range from slavery to the election of President Jackson.

To sign up for an online program, all it takes is a visit to The Hermitage website and a call to set up jameshallison casino the online tour. The participants only need to have access to a PC and good internet connection to partake in the program. To promote this new offering, the Hermitage is offering RACHEL at $30 a session, a discount from the usual $60 per session. But hurry, because is only good until February 1st when prices will go back back to the regular standard price.

So will other museums and points of interest follow in the Hermitage’s footsteps? Only time will tell. Truthfully, it is not an option that is suited to all institutions of this type. Many may simply be unwilling to give up that personal interaction which they see as vital to the learning experience. But whether or not web conference based education programs become a standard part of education, one thing is for sure. This sure beats the alternative, watching a documentary on the life of Andrew Jackson while answering questions on the handout.

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RHUB CEO Larry Dorie to Speak at TMC’s 2010 ITEXPO

January 5th, 2010

RHUB Communications today announced its participation in TMC’s ITEXPO East to be held January 20-22 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. During the conference, RHUB’s CEO Larry Dorie will serve as a panelist, delivering information on key trends and new outlooks that will impact the Web Conferencing and Collaboration industry for 2010 and beyond.

“ITEXPO is the #1 venue where service providers, enterprises, government agencies, resellers, and developers gather to learn from leading organizations, like RHUB Communications, about the benefits of IP Communications products and services,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC Chief Executive Officer. “The evolution in this industry has been monumental and it still continues to grow, outpacing other economic sectors. We are pleased to have RHUB as an innovative participant to share insights during this event.”

ITEXPO is the world’s largest and best-attended IP Communications trade show, drawing an average attendance of 7,000 buyers and sellers of IP Communications products and services. As part of the show, Larry Dorie will serve as a panelist on “The Future of Web Conferencing and Collaboration” Workshop, held on Jan. 20th at 11 am. The session will focus on the “new way” of doing Web Conferencing, including the ability to Web Cam while meeting, and the impact of presence, social networking, voice, video, email and even mobile devices on the conferencing area. In addition, the session will discuss innovative IP-enabled collaboration solutions.

RHUB’s expertise in the conferencing and collaboration arena stems from its solid background in producing a Web Conferencing and Remote Support appliance called TurboMeeting. TurboMeeting is the first solution to deliver four real-time collaboration technologies in one On Premise appliance – allowing customers to not only do Web Conferencing, but also conduct Webinars, deliver Remote Support to clients, and have Remote Access back to personal PCs- all with one box. In addition, TurboMeeting delivers key advantages to enterprises that have transitioned their work teams onto the Private Cloud Computing platform.

ABOUT TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping our clients build communities in print, in-person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN Magazines. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

ABOUT RHUB
RHUB is a premier provider of on-premise Web conferencing, remote support and remote access appliances, based on the Company’s TurboMeeting software, that meet the needs of any organization. The Company’s end users total over 8,000 in a variety of market segments including services, manufacturing, and government. RHUB is privately-owned and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, visit www.rhubcom.com.

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