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What is the best Video Conferencing Software for Large Meetings?

January 12th, 2017

Free video conferencing programs like Skype for Business work well for one-on-one talks, but they cannot support large meetings very well. It is inevitable to move to other platforms, if you are looking for something more powerful. So, what is the best solution for small businesses?  To answer this question, in this article we compare the features and prices of four top video conferencing products,  Join.Me, GoToMeeting, R-HUB web video conferencing servers and Zoom.

Choosing the video conferencing product that suits best to the company needs is not so easy and immediate.  The best approach is comparing the features of the best available tools, so that we can have an idea of their pros and cons in a glance. In the comparison, we have taken into consideration four criteria that are supposed to ensure the best in terms of user experience both for hosts and participants.

  • Is it possible to join the conference without annoying software downloading?
  • Dos the product offer a rich set of in-call tools to host an engaging meeting?
  • Is the video quality good?
  • Is the level of security high?

How these four product perform in relation to each of these criteria? Here come the results of our studies:

R-HUB Turbomeeting

Software downloading:  the pros: there is no software to download on the devices of the attendees. The cons: it is necessary that the host owns a R-HUB server.

In-call tools:  R-HUB’s suite offers all the necessary  tools to make any video conference engaging, like document sharing , pools, raising hand buttons, screen sharing.

Video quality: R-HUB web video conferencing servers offer fast screen speed and high video quality. Being R-HUB products not web based, they are reliable and independent from users’ connections as well.

Security:  R-HUB web video conferencing servers offer the best in terms of security, being an on-premise server based technology.

Price: R-HUB turbo meeting web video conferencing servers start from 295$.

Join.Me

Software downloading: not strictly necessary, as participants may also join through their browsers.

In-call tools: the set of tools is not complete. For example, it is not allowed to mute individual participants.

Call-quality: it is considered good by users.

Security: not very secure. If you opt for the access through the web browser, there are the usual risks of being hacked that are implied in this solution.

Price: 240$ per year

GoToMeeting

Software downloading: not necessary, as participants may join through their browsers.

In-call tools: there are some limitations and restrictions. For example, on-screen annotations are available only for Windows users, and mouse sharing is possible only for those who install a GoToMeeting app.

Call-quality: it is considered good by users.

Security:  risks of being hacked if you opt for the access through web-browser.

Price: 468 $ per year

Zoom

Software downloading: unfortunately, participants must install Zoom app.

In-call tools: there are some limitations. For example, mouse/keyboard control sharing is allowed only to users that have installed Zoom and are using a pc, Mac or iPad.

Call-quality: it is considered the best by many users.

Security: high, as it is no access through web-browsers.

Price: 240$ per year.

In conclusion, there is not  something like the best product. Much depends on your needs. While R-HUB web video conferencing servers can be particularly suitable for firms with high concerns of security and video quality, products that rely on the web can be a good solution for those who do not want any hardware on the way, no matter how small and silent it is.

If you are interested in web conferencing, you are going to find more materials and posts on R-HUB web site at http://www.rhubcom.com

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