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Wainhouse Research Interviews with Larry Dorie, the RHUB CEO on Unified Communications & Collaboration

May 16th, 2014

We decided to offer a concurrent use licensing approach. We want everyone in an organization that could benefit from real-time collaboration tools to have access to them. A floating license allows customers to enable as many team members as they wish to have access to the system — the contention is concurrent usage, not seat licenses.

The following article is an excerpt from The Wainhouse Research Bulletin Vol. 15 #10. Download here.

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ADVANTAGES OF THE RHUB APPLIANCE

November 2nd, 2012

1.      You own it and,
there are no monthly recurring fees
or
pay forever models. Hold as many meetings as you would like with as many hosts.
The license manager only counts concurrent meetings/attendees, not names users.
The appliance installs in under 10 minutes.

2.      It installs
in 10 minutes
on your LAN or ANYWHERE.

3.      When sending meetings to attendees for viewing
Seminars/Webinars, – with the RHUB WebView technology, there is NOTHING TO DOWNLOAD – so
no Firewalls will stop them, or Group Policies – and no Antivirus will block
the meeting. The host sends out a URL not a file to download. When the attendee
clicks on it, they join the meeting in less than 5 seconds – not minutes, thus
guaranteeing the attendance. If the attendees can get to Google maps, they can
join your meeting.

4.      It works on a concurrent model not named licenses. So ANYONE can use it (whom
you allow)

5.      It is FAST (Screen refreshes are clearer and better than Hosted
Models)

6.      If you are holding meetings internally, unlike hosted
models, you don’t go up to the cloud and consumer your internet bandwidth – it
is all internal and screen refreshes are at Network Speeds. Lightning fast.

7.      The quality of the Audio Bridge is superior (HD codecs) to other models.
Attendees can join by dialing a phone number or completely free using VoIP

8.      It is BRANDABLE – it will have your company name Logos all over (not
the Webex or GoToMeeting logos, or others). The exit page can be tailored to
your messages – very helpful for sales/marketing Webinar

9.      You can embed it and Integrate it with and in your websites and
applications
You can see examples at www.cloeren.com/meeting.html and www.inlinetech.com

10.  It also allows your techs to use this as a REMOTE SUPPORT TOOL (it
allows a technician to control another user’s desktop and access unattended
servers/PCs)

11.  It is extremely secure-you have complete control over meeting access
including by IP address.

12.  All sessions
can be recorded
and then saved to FLASH
or AVI so you can post these to your Web Site or Youtube or other appropriate
sites. You own and control the recording – not the hosted company

13.  It includes Video
conferencing

14.  It includes
File Transfer
. The host can send out
files to 1, select attendees or all attendees at the same time.

15.  It includes
remote printing
. The host can issue a
print job and it will print at 1, select attendees or all attendees (I think
remote printing is only available in the remote support/remote access mode –
need to check)

16.  It includes chat. Attendees can chat with each other
or host can chat with each or all

17.  Automatic reconnect – should an attendee’s internet
disconnect or go out, the second it comes back, the session is auto joined. No
need to do anything

18.  Host can choose to have attendees put their Email
before they can join – thus capturing the Emails.

19.  Reporting is
included
telling the host who has joined,
when, from where and capturing start and end time as well as their name and
Email

20.  Provided the unit is on the LAN and you have
maintenance, firmware is
updated automatically
with no user intervention (admin or user side). We
protect you from obsolescence

21.  There is an appliance for practically any meeting size

22.  Platform and device agnostic

23.  It includes REMOTE CONTROL – the ability to access your own computer
remotely

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Phone+ article on UC – hosted vs On-Premise

July 21st, 2010

Several days ago Doug Allen posted an article on PHONE+ about UC and debated hosted verses On-Premise. Excellent article, I recommend it to anyone interested in Unified Communications. Doug does an excellent job of showing the pros and cons of both approaches. My take is that the right solution depends on the organizational needs of the user. We provide on-premise for the segment that wants the lowest total cost of ownership and the highest possible level of access security. We do it in a dedicated, plug and play appliance to dramatically lower the cost of support – a negative that Doug brings up related to many on-premise solutions – in particular software solutions.

I would be interested in your opinion.

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How Web Conference Can Help During the Next Big Travel Disruption

April 29th, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull might be unheard to many of us until recently and its name may be hard to pronounce (for those who are interested, here’s a pronunciation guide from BBC) but the world has felt the effects of its eruptions over the past few weeks. None more so than airlines, carriers have taken a devastating hit as more than 100,000 flights were cancelled and passengers were left stranded. The larger business community has also felt the impact of the eruption, with workers stranded at airports around the world.using web conferencing when stranded

The Revenue Fallout

According to some reports, airlines were losing as much as $200 million a day due to cancelled flights. Business travel in the areas affected by the volcanic ash also resulted in huge losses for companies around the world. In total, the airline industry is believed to have lost $1.7 billion. This is a harsh blow for an industry struggling to get back on its feet.

How Conferencing Can Help in the Next Eruption

The halt in flights for many part of Europe left travelers stuck in airports around the world. Travelers had to pay exorbitant rates for cab and train rides to get home where possible. For others, web conferencing become a great way for stranded travelers to stay in touch with family and work. All of this means one thing; companies must explore and embrace other ways of conducting business globally, such as webinars.

As the Iceland volcano eruption has taught us, regardless of nature’s whims business has to get done. Sending employees to various destinations around the world has already lost favor with many companies. Now due to the lessons learned from Eyjafjallajökull, it has become clear that business travel is a somewhat outdated concept.

With a good web conferencing product, meetings can be easily planned and executed. File transfer, session recording, seminar with thousands of attendees are all possible with web conferencing tools.

Now that flights have resumed and special flight zones have been established, the airlines will have to dust themselves off and move on. Web conferencing companies should now be poised to further prove their worth to the modern business environment. So the next time your company outlines major travel plans, don’t hesitate to step up and save them a bundle.

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TurboMeeting 4.1 Web Conferencing Solution Supports Apple iPad

April 13th, 2010

RHUB Communications, Inc. (RHUB), the provider of TurboMeeting web conferencing solutions, announced today that TurboMeeting Version 4.1 is iPad compatible.

TurboMeeting’s Universal Attendance, the first web conferencing solution that allows attendees to join without downloading any kind of software, is completely compatible with the iPad as well as a Wi-Fi-connected iPhone. TurboMeeting enables web conference users access to view any desktop information of the presenter including presentations, applications and the presenter’s webcam. iPad’s larger screen allows users to give more effective presentations, easily attend webinars while the iPhone functions well for short meetings.

RHUB specializes in on-premise web conferencing appliances, giving users complete ownership and control of the hardware and software. On-premise appliances offer significant advantages over hosted solutions, including:

  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  • Enhanced Access Security
  • No IT support required
  • Integration features to enhance usability within customer environments
  • Customization opportunities
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