Not so long ago it would have seemed like science fiction. Web conferencing makes it straightforward to arrange a meeting with your potential customers in Shanghai, and to exchange data is as uncomplicated as if you were all sitting around the same conference table. This has important implications for a company’s bottom line. Business travel expenses for most companies have been slashed, because why travel when arranging an international conference isn’t any more difficult than making a phone call? Web conferencing is one of the most important tools in any business’s toolbox.
Too bad, then, that the potential savings of web conferencing sometimes go unrealized. It’s happened to the best of us. The conference is just getting started, our pens are poised, ready to take those first notes, but we can’t make a connection. The next fifteen minutes are taken up with desperately punching buttons and opening and closing browser windows, punctuated by intervals of dead silence.
At RHUB, we pride ourselves on avoiding most glitches that will ruin a meeting. For view-only attendees, there is nothing to download. This means firewalls and antiviruses won’t block attendance. Missing or incorrect Flash installations won’t translate to confused and frustrated would-be participants. The only requirement to join a meeting is the ability to access the Internet.
With RHUB, it takes just seconds to connect to the meeting, and view-only attendees can access a meeting from Linux or Unix browsers, not just Windows or Mac software. Meetings can even be joined via iPhones, iPads, or Android devices. Attendees who are also presenters need only download a meeting manager.
How does it work? With RHUB, you buy an appliance, a piece of equipment that looks something like a router. You have a one-time fee, instead of steep monthly charges. We estimate that buying an RHUB appliance is equivalent to paying monthly fees for 3 to 10 months for most other options.
The RHUB appliance uses a floating license with no limit on the number of users, so the more employees there are using RHUB in an organization, the more economical it is compared to other options.
Installation is simple. Setup only needs to be done once for hosting, and it takes less than 30 seconds. Setup is only necessary for hosting; view-only attendees never need to do any setup. Anyone within your organization can host meetings without incurring any extra expenses.
It’s great for on-site meetings. Internal meetings are secured by your firewall. Screen refreshes take place at local network speeds, so everything is lightning fast. And it’s great for meetings with clients. It’s brandable and can be integrated with your website.
Each appliance comes loaded with six applications: web conferencing, which can be used for demos, classes, and sales presentations; remote support, a useful application for technicians; audio conferencing, for VoIP-based conferences; video conferencing, for webcam-based conferences; remote access, which permits access to a home computer while traveling; and web seminar, which is excellent for presenting online classes for view-only attendees.
Questions? Give us a call at 866-758-0984, and learn more about the pleasures of using web conferencing that’s economical, and better yet, that actually works.