As everybody knows, mobiles and tablets have been increasingly utilized not only to place calls but also to work remotely. Suffice it to say that telecommuting for work has climbed by 37% in 2015 (Source: Gallup http://www.gallup.com/poll/184649/telecommuting-work-climbs.aspx). The trend has been constantly on the increase since 1995, without any substantial interruption.
Reliable and high-quality web conferencing services have thus become crucial in a scenario when almost 40% of workers work remotely. Not surprisingly, many IT companies have entered the alluring market of web conferencing services in the last few years, with the consequence that today there is a big offer of cutting–edge products on the market.
Basically, two technologies are available for web conferencing, on-premise server based services and hosted services. They have both pros and cons, for example hosted services are easy to deploy but expensive in the long term and not very safe.
The need to offer a product that can merge the advantages of these two technologies led the California brand, R-HUB, to develop an on-premise server web conferencing service that is easy to deploy, secure and cheap: R-HUB TurboMeeting 6 in 1. Last but not least, it has all the necessary features to run well on tablets and smartphones.
For example, an interesting feature of R-HUB TurboMeeting is the possibility for view-only to attend a webinar without downloading any software. This is an advantage on smartphones, which have less memory than PCs and laptops. Another of its strong points is that it is platform-independent and can be integrated with different devices, like ordinary telephones (PSTN).
R-HUB TurboMeeting reach is the broadest, since it is possible to dial in with domestic toll numbers for free audio and toll or toll-free numbers for paid audio (3,9 cents / minute), or alternatively, join through the internet with computer mic and speakers. Audio is premium quality, because only high quality telecom carriers have been selected.
Particularly well-designed is R-HUB TurboMeeting graphic interface that offers many useful functionalities for tablets and smartphones, like:
– Full-screen video in order to maximize small device screens;
– Scrolling of the menu of participant;
– Switching on/off audio;
– Raising hands also on smartphones;
– Real time reports (cost, start and end time, caller numbers, access code, host names);
– Sharing application;
– Supporting multi monitors.
R-HUB Turbo runs on Window, Android, iOS, Mac, and other platforms supported by browsers like Blackberry, Linux, UNIX. It is distributed under a floating license that allows unlimited access to every user at no additional cost.
The price of R-HUB on-premise server varies from $395 to $1495 according to the server model. To make a comparison with a more traditional technology, consider that R-HUB service can be paid off in only three months of subscription fees for hosted services.
Further information can be found at R-HUB web site http://www.rhubcom.com/v5/index.html