If you have ever participated in a telephone conference call you know how convenient it
is to hold a discussion that overcomes geographical limitations and to connect with people
in several cities simultaneously. Now think about a web based conference where you can chat
online, talk, share applications, see your colleagues, and view presentations as a group.
Welcome to the world of web based conferencing. This style of conferencing uses the full power of the broadband Internet, and the good news is that there are now user friendly systems which make it possible for everyone to enjoy conferences online.
MegaMeeting's system of web conferencing is 100% browser based. You do not have to install any software on your computer, and you do are not restricted to a particular operating system. Whether you run Windows, Mac or Linux you can take part in a MegaMeeting conference.
Earlier web and video conferencing systems required the installation of special software or special equipment. MegaMeeting uses a web and browser based system that works on all operating systems. Whether your colleagues use Mac or Windows or Linux makes no difference at all. In addition, MegaMeeting web conferencing is not blocked by firewalls. Participants only need the basic instructions and log-in information and they can take part from any place in the world where there is broadband Internet access.
Even if your computer is protected by a firewall, you can participate in a web based conference without any difficulty.Because these conferences are web and browser based, you can log on from any place in the world, as long as you have the proper log-in information.
The MegaMeeting system of conferencing is video-centric. Members are connected with
VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) allowing them to speak and hear each other using
standard headsets or speakers and desk micrphones. If you have a web camera, then your
colleagues will be able to see you. And, likewise you will be able to see up to 16
simultaneous video windows.
Business users will find the Professional package perfect for connecting branch offices. In addition to video, the web conferencing component of this product allows you to show PowerPoint presentations. The Professional solution also gives you a customized log-in url, such as yourname.megameeting.com.
Perhaps the host of your conference will show a PowerPoint demonstration or perhaps you will all look at a particular Word document. The MegaMeeting system makes it easy to make conference wide presentations and for participants to take part in application sharing.
All of this is done with the equipment that is normally found in any office. Perhaps you may want to go out and get a web camera, but beyond that there is nothing more to get.
Businesses are of course the leaders in taking advantage of this new technology. However,
online conferencing is also being used by individuals, families and informal groups, as
well as by educational institutions interested in providing "learning at a distance."
The more powerful versions of online conferencing even allow a technician in one office to "take over" the computer of a conference participant. This capability is being used by companies that need to provide after-sales service or installation help for software.
If you want to learn more about web based conferencing, try one of our online demos or contact us today, we will be happy to answer your questions.