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RHUB Web Conferencing Servers Gives you Complete Control Over Pausing Meetings

September 16th, 2014

The importance of actually being able to see your audience when presenting cannot be emphasized enough. When you are not able to see your audience, there is often a tendency to continue talking when you are not able to see the expressions of your audience and take visual cues. Even though it is a virtual meeting, you are still communicating in a non-verbal manner. When you are not able to see your audience and take advantage of those visual cues, one thing that you can do is to make a point to pause occasionally. Such pauses provide your attendees with the opportunity to take in the information you have just provided as well as ask a question.

Pausing your desktop screen sharing is also a good option. Screen sharing gives you the ability to collaborate with colleagues on a variety of different documents regardless of any differences that might exist between installed software and operating systems. For instance, with screen sharing, you can take advantage of the option to demonstrate an action within an application, share the contents of a document, or share a presentation that you already have running on your own computer. You can also opt to pause the item that you are currently sharing with screen sharing. Using annotation tools, you can then draw or annotate on the shared item.

One of the great features of this is that any actions you take in the shared region of your screen will be visible to the participants of your meeting. This makes it possible for viewers to follow along with the progress you make on your screen.

You have three options for sharing your screen:

Desktop
As previously mentioned, when you share all of your desktop, your attendees are able to see everything that occurs on your screen, such as all visible applications and windows. This option is often preferred when you are using several windows or applications in your demonstration. It also works well when there are multiple areas that you wish to share which are layered on top of one another. With this option, you can pause a shared desktop and then note or annotate everything that is visible.

Application
The application option gives you the opportunity to choose from a list of applications that are currently running on your computer. Your attendees will only be able to see the applications that you select. You can use this option when you wish to demonstrate functionality or if you want to share documents that can be opened in multiple applications.

Window
The window option allows you to choose from a list of windows that are currently open on your computer. As with the application option, only those windows that you choose will be visible to your participants. This is a good option to use when you want to annotate or share only the information that appears in one or more windows.

RHUB Web Conferencing servers give you the opportunity to share only what you wish to show your attendees. For example, if you need to do something during a meeting that you do not want seen or shared, you can simply pause the meeting.

By default, your desktop is not shown to attendees when you start a meeting. You will know that your screen is being shown when you see the green icon. In order to pause your screen, all you need to do is click the pause button. The pause button will convert to a play button and you will see the word Paused to indicate that the meeting has been paused.


Icon indicating active application sharing


Icon indicating that application sharing is paused

Would you like to learn more about how you can share information and pause online meetings? To learn more about the many features of the RHUB Web Conferencing Servers, gives us a call at 866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com. We would be pleased to schedule a demo.

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5 Steps for increasing Web Collaboration Security for Healthcare Providers

September 11th, 2014

Securing any enterprise is no small feat. This task becomes even more significant when it involves a healthcare organization. With the rapidly expanding use of web apps and collaboration tools in healthcare, coupled with the ongoing challenge of protecting patient data, it’s no wonder that healthcare institutions are now taking extreme measures to ensure that security breaches don’t occur within their organizations.

Read more: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/5-steps-for-increasing-web-collaboration-security-for-healthcare-providers.html

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Take Advantage of Guaranteed Attendance During Online Meetings with RHUB Web Conferencing Servers

August 31st, 2014

If you have used web conferencing in the past, there is a good chance that you have experienced trouble with attendees not being able to join your conference due to a variety of reasons. When this occurs, it can create problems with the entire conference. Along with causing massive levels of frustration for everyone, these types of issues can also take away valuable time from your attendees when they are forced to download client software that may not even work for them. Among the most common reasons that meeting attendees fail to join a conference include:

  • Computer locked down by corporate IT policies to prevent the installation of software
  • Computers blocked by proxy servers or firewalls
  • Meeting client software installation blocked by anti-spy and anti-virus software
  • Attendees attempting to join from platforms that are unsupported, such as UNIX, Linux, Mac, mobile devices, etc.
  • Computers missing proper Flash or Java Virtual Machine installation

Despite these challenges, it is possible to command 100 percent attendance. With RHUB Web Conferencing Servers, you can take advantage of Guaranteed Attendance across all platforms. This is because RHUB provides the first universal attendance web conferencing solution. This is accomplished by bypassing the roadblocks that typically prevent attendees from joining a conference.

First, meeting attendees are not required to download any type of software, Flash, Java Applet, or other type of software in order to attend the conference. This ensures that even if their corporate IT policy prevents downloading software, they can still join your conference.

Additionally, attendees are able to join your meetings and view your presentations provided they are able to view a Web 2.0 sight like Google Maps with a browser for the following platforms: Mac, Windows, Unix, Linux, iPad, iPhone, or Windows Mobile (with Opera). There are now worries that an unsupported platform will prevent your attendees from joining your meeting.

In fact, joining a meeting is as simple as clicking on or typing a URL. Within just a few seconds, your attendees will be able to join your meeting. The only thing that might prevent your attendees from joining would be if they have extremely slow Internet speeds.

Curious about how Guaranteed Attendance works? When an attendee joins your meeting, he or she will see the guaranteed attendance URL on the join-meeting page. From the URL, your attendee will be able to join your session from any platform and using any browser without the need to begin any download of any type.

Consequently, your participants are guaranteed to be able to attend using RHUB Web Conferencing Servers. In the event that your attendees do not join your RHUB Web Conferencing meetings, you can contact us for a refund of your current monthly subscription. It’s that simple.

Would you like to find out more and even give our RHUB Web Conferencing Servers a try? Contact us at 866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com to learn more about how you can get started.

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Deploying RHUB for Classroom Use

August 21st, 2014

As students begin preparing to return to the classroom, many families and schools are now focusing on the ways in which to provide the best possible learning environment for students. Technological advancements have made it possible for students to attend virtual classrooms from practically anywhere in the world from practically any device. Web conferencing now plays a large role in providing rich learning environments via a remote setting for homeschooled students and distance learning.

There are now many services available that will allow instructors to conduct meetings for a monthly fee. Along with the cost-prohibitive monthly fee, most of these services offer significant limitations. In order to take advantage of the convenience offered by online educational classes, an appliance is required that will allow you to connect to your own network and conduct meetings whenever you like without the need to pay additional costs.

This is precisely where RHUB excels. TurboMeeting from RHUB offers a host of advantages and services that make it perfect for deploying for classroom use. In a live classroom environment, students typically raise their hands when they have a question. This same functionality is preserved with RHUB by allowing each attendee to raise their hands. It is also possible to raise hands via telephones by simply pressing *2. As a result, attendees are able to feel fully engaged in the lesson material and take advantage of the opportunity to ask for the clarification of material when something is not clear.

RHUB also provides the ability to stream desktop video with a high-speed Internet connection in real time at acceptable frames per second. There is no need for students to feel as though they are lagging behind. Materials can be presented in real time just as it would in a traditional classroom setting. Instructors are also able to share their computer audio with attendees.

A large HD viewer via webcam is also provided with RHUB. This means that you can use your HD webcam to present video in the size that is the same as your desktop. Video will be delivered by the system at photo level or even in true color with 100 percent accuracy. This option is ideal for instructors as it allows them to show their whiteboard to students. Doctors can also take advantage of this feature to show moving details with extremely high image quality. It should be noted that the frame rate is not as high as a regular webcam video. Thanks to the large size, this function focuses on image quality and details.

As technology continues to evolve, education will continue to change, as well. RHUB web conferencing servers have made it possible for educational institutions in all arenas to provide high quality instruction to students from around the world in real time and with incredible accuracy and clarity.

To learn more about how you can take advantage of RHUB for a classroom setting, visit http://www.rhubcom.com or call 1-866-758-0984 to learn more about RHUB, its cost effectiveness, and many features.

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What a Single Investment with RHUB Can Do for Your Business

August 21st, 2014

Web conferencing and real-time collaboration tools have come a long way in just the last few years and now offers individuals and businesses the opportunity to save money and operate more efficiently via a remote settings. Today, you have a number of options available when it comes to remote servers and web conferencing. The most common problems that many users encounter with the vast majority of web conferencing solutions today are their limitations and high costs. Most of the web conferencing solutions currently available require users to pay a monthly fee per named user and frequently do not provide a wide breadth of service for that ongoing fee.

RHUB has completely revolutionized the remote web server industry by offering a 6-in-1 solution for a single, one-time cost. With the RHUB 6-in-1 appliance, every department within your organization is able to benefit.

Sales/Marketing Department

With the webinar function, the sales and marketing department is able to take advantage of the opportunity to host remote sales presentations. This is not only a great way for your sales staff to function more efficiently, but also helps your organization to dramatically slash travel costs.

HR Department

Training can easily take up a significant amount of time and other resources. With the RHUB remote server appliance, the HR department can quickly and efficiently provide training to new employees coming on board. As a result, new employees can receive the training they need without the need to wait until the next training session is available. Staff in the HR department are able to ensure that employees are trained more efficiently and effectively.

IT Department

The unattended support option available through RHUB gives the IT department the opportunity to provide remote support to any desktop within your organization regardless of location. This function makes it possible to provide more immediate support, reduce downtime, and slash travel costs.

Engineering Department

Collaboration is the key to any effective engineering department. With RHUB, your engineering department is able to take advantage of interactive collaboration in a remote setting even when they are not able to be in the same location. In addition, meetings can be secure, controlling access, so that sensitive intellectual property can be discussed.

Finance Department

One of the most common reasons that many executives find it difficult to agree on a meeting time is due to schedule conflicts, particularly when the meeting requires traveling. Conduct an executive meeting via a remote online conference without the need to juggle disparate schedules. Again, if confidential financial information is being shared, the meeting can be secured.

Customer Support

Improve your organization’s customer support and customer satisfaction by providing remote support. Customers are assured of receiving more accurate assistance, thus reducing their downtime and improving their overall experience with your company.

Unless you need to remotely access a large number of PCs for unattended support, the TurboMeeting 6-in-1 web conferencing server is easily the best and most affordable choice. By providing the most functions and flexibility for your organization’s various collaboration requirements, RHUB can meet your needs today as well as tomorrow. For a one-time fee, your organization can be assured of a completely scalable solution.

Interested in learning more about the RHUB 6-in-1 solution? Visit http://www.rhubcom.com or call 1-866-758-0984.

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