A list of five top quality products for virtual conferences that you should check out while choosing the most useful virtual meeting tool for your business.
There are so many platforms for virtual meetings on the market today that it has become difficult to go through every single tool. This is a list of five products that you should check out while looking for the right one. Our choice was made by considering both the quality of the software and the features of the app.
R-HUB Turbomeeting (http://www.rhubcom.com )
It is an on-premise server based solution for virtual meetings expressly tailored on the needs of small businesses. The strong points of Turbomeeting servers are many:
- They are reliable and hacker-attack proof machines, like any on-premise servers;
- Being not based on attendees web connections, they ensure a good audio and video streaming quality;
- Guests can join without the need to install any software;
- The servers are light, silent and small, so that no dedicated room is necessary;
- Being plug-and-play devices, they do not even need a dedicated IT team;
- They are powerful, as they can host up to 3000 participants conferences per room.
Other advantages are the rich sets of instruments to engage audience and the support given to almost any kind of mobiles or tablets.
Costs: Turbomeeting starts from $295 – Onetime payment only. Pay Once, Own Lifetime. No Hassles of monthly payments. . 30 days free trial period.
Adobe Connect Pro (http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html)
Less popular than other Adobe’s products, Connect Pro is one of the most solid solutions for virtual meetings. It is a tool very rich of features, like media sharing and multiple meeting rooms; for this reason, the learning curve is quite steep especially for beginners. On the other side, Connect Pro ensures a high level of versatility that makes it helpful in different fields, from education to e-commerce.
Virtual meeting rooms can accommodate up to 200 participants. Mobiles and tablets are fully supported.Price is not published, since it varies according to the licensing model.
This creation by CitrixOnline is an invaluable online web conferencing tool that is proved to be particularly useful for small businesses. It has become one of the most popular platforms for virtual events thanks to its intuitive and easy to use interface, which makes its learning curve particularly smooth.
The downside is that attendees have to install the necessary client on their pcs, an operation that takes some time. Another issue is the limited number of participants that is set to 15-20 people per room only.
Among its most interesting features, we have chats, meeting recording, screen and document sharing.
Price starts from $49 per month.
MicrosoftOfficeLiveMeeting (http://www.meetingconnect.net/live-meeting/ )
It is considered one of the best web conferencing tools. Very rich of features, Live Meeting can be indifferently used for one-on-one meetings, webinars, sales presentations. Contrary to many solutions for virtual events, participants do not need to download any software and can access meetings easily.
An interesting feature of LiveMeeting is search. Users can search past and current meeting documents for specific contents.
The downside is price. The advanced functionalities require a dedicated server that is quite expensive.
WebEx Meeting Center (http://www.webex.com)
More than a single product, Cisco’s WebEx is a wide set of different tools for online meetings that serve from one-on-one meetings to large webinars. Its distinctive feature is that users can keep the meeting-related contents on their screens simultaneously and resize or move them as they please.
The learning curve is quite easy and the tool is integrated with Outlook that allows organizers to send invitations directly from the platform. The max number of participants per meeting is 25.
Costs range from $24 to $69 per month.
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