Los Angeles, California - "Web and Video Conferencing has now reached a new level of effectiveness," said Dan Richmond, as he unveiled the latest features incorporated in his company’s advanced web conferencing services.
Richmond is the CEO of MegaMeeting.com, a Los Angeles based firm that provides browser based web and video conferencing services and software through its website, www.megameeting.com
The new features in MegaMeeting’s products and services include free integrated teleconferencing, online surveys, live polling, real time notepads, improved VoIP, an updated presenter panel and more host controls. "Our goal is to make online conferencing accessible to as many people as possible, and to make these conferences as effective as possible," explained Richmond.
MegaMeeting’s online conferencing products and services are all browser based and they "now support 99% of the browsers on the market place," said Richmond. He explained that no software downloads or installations are required to run a MegaMeeting conference and that it can run on any operating system. "All someone needs is a broadband connection to the Internet and a browser, and they can log onto a conference from any point in the world," added Richmond.
The quality of online conferences, which are now being used for a wide variety of corporate, social and private communication, is about to be stepped up due to the new features that enhance interactivity, maintains Richmond. The new features that he singled out include a real time notepad that allows conference participants to brainstorm together, writing new entries on a commonly viewed panel, an improved VoIP service that makes voice communication clearer and instant online polling and surveys which allow the presenters of the conference to "take the pulse of their participants with ease."
MegaMeeting’s conferencing system is "video centric," explained Richmond. Up to 16 video windows can be viewed simultaneously on any conference. With the new enhanced features, the host now has improved control on the placement of the video windows. The host now controls the exact window position that each meeting participant appears in (or whether their video window should appear at all). For meetings in which the host is going to be the only video image present, he/she can have his/her image placed in the same area for all participants.
Organizations which are already using telephone conference calling will feel right at home with MegaMeeting’s new teleconference feature which allows up to 100 people to participate in a conference call. The teleconference is integrated with the web conference and participants who are away from their computers or do not have the right kind of equipment can participate in the audio portion of the web conference through a telephone connection. How are companies using this new technology? "The sky’s the limit," said Richmond who pointed out that many firms are now hold meetings routinely over the Internet, saving thousands of dollars in transportation costs on every online meeting, and educational institutions are using it to promote "learning at a distance."
Even individuals are jumping on the web conferencing bandwagon. “One family in the Midwest was able to ‘attend’ two graduation ceremonies taking place simultaneously in two different cities thanks to video conferencing,” Richmond said.
MegaMeeting.com is a leading provider of 100% browser-based Video & Web Conferencing solutions, complete with real time audio and video capabilities. Being browser based and working on all major operating systems – Windows, Mac & Linux; MegaMeeting.com provides universal access without the need to download, install or configure software. MegaMeeting.com web conferencing products and services include powerful collaboration tools that accommodate robust Video & Web Conferences, including advanced features such as desktop/application sharing, i.e. Word and Excel documents and PowerPoint presentations without the need to upload any files. MegaMeeting is ideal for multi-location web based meetings, virtual classrooms, employee trainings, product demonstrations, company orientation, customer support, product launches and much more.
For more information please visit www.MegaMeeting.com or call (818) 783-4311.