Video Meeting Software

So you’re ready to make the switch to video conferencing for your meetings.  It’s a smart choice, video meeting software gives you the flexibility of phone conferencing with the ability to share and present documents and files in the same way you would at an in-person meeting.  The question is how to get started.

There are a variety of options to choose from, and a wide range of providers.  There are the bare-bones consumer oriented video chat programs, but they lack the ability to conference in multiple participants, to share files, to show each others screens for presentations, and can’t handle people joining in by phone.  On the other end of the spectrum are the packages put together by some of the old-school telecoms.  Expensive, overly complicated, clunky, and hard to work with.  And with either the consumer or corporate options, you can end up with software that’s difficult to download, install and set up.  You end up wasting more time setting up your meeting than you save in travel time.

There’s a sweet spot in the middle though, and that’s the video meeting software from All Conferencing.  It has all the features and functionality of the corporate packages, with the ease of use, affordable pricing, and flexibility of consumer video meeting software.  After signing up you get access to the advanced meeting manager, letting you start a meeting immediately or schedule one for the future.  Everyone on your conference can log in online, share documents, share presentations, video conference, giving you full administrative controls.  Participants without a webcam can still log in through the site, and those who aren’t in front of a computer can call in with their phone.

And best of all, there are no downloads.  Unlike most video meeting software, we use your web browser and are based entirely in the cloud.  No downloads, no installation, bare minimum setup.  So no wasted time trying to get everything configured, just start the meeting and go.  And you can store your documents and contacts in our cloud office system as well, moving from computer to computer seamlessly without having to worry about moving files back and forth.  It’s good for your company, but it’s good for your clients too.  There’s nothing more embarrassing than technical hurdles and wasted time when you’re trying to move forward with a project.

Try out our video meeting software today.  We’re so sure that you’ll love it, your first conference is free.  Just head to All Conferencing and create your account, you’ll be starting your first video meeting in just a few minutes.

 

 

 

 

Phone Conference Bridge Vs Web Conference Bridge

What sort of conference bridge do you need?

Choosing a conferencing service can be a little bit overwhelming.  All the major companies use slightly different terms to describe their features and functionality, and it can make it hard to figure out what any one company is offering, much less how they can compare to others.  We want to help clear up some of the confusion.

To start with, many people ask what the difference between a phone conference bridge and a web conference bridge is.  How do they work together?  How do they compare?  What are the differences?

The difference between phone conferencing and web conferencing is ultimately, 30 years of technology.

Phone conferencing has been around for decades.  Using dedicated hardware, phone conferencing connects several callers together.  This used to be done by having many phone lines run to a single location, and a phone conferencing bridge which would link them together.  The traditional style of conference call that most people are familiar with.

A web conference bridge takes this a step further.  Rather than just linking people together by phone, web conferencing allows participants to share documents and text with each other online, even show their entire computer screen to each other.  A user can call in the same way that they would with a traditional phone conferencing bridge, though now rather than being routed through dedicated phone lines a web conference bridge will use VoIP (voice over IP, in other words voice over internet) technology.  So a conference can have hundreds of participants rather than being limited by the number of physical phone lines which are run to the building.  Or they can join the conference using only their computer, using their speakers/headphones and a microphone, and can even use their webcams to see each other.  This makes for a lot of saved time and hassle, not having to deal with faxing everyone documents before a meeting and digging through papers so that everyone is ‘on the same page’. And with a web conference bridge, you can create a conference call instantly, with all the features of a phone conference bridge, with added security and moderation features.

So a web conference bridge takes the features of a phone conference bridge, but brings all the new online meeting technologies into the mix.  And with All Conferencing, you get both.  You can run a traditional phone conference, or you can run a high-tech web conference.  The choice is yours, and your participants.  And at one of the most affordable rates in web conferencing today, it’s a cutting edge solution to the modern business world.

Health Advice via Video Conferencing by Gen-i

Gen-i plans to offer health advice via video and web conferencing, as recently announced at the Health Informatics New Zealand conference.

While video and web conferencing may not yet offer the same level of detail as an in-person visit, this is a huge leap forward in the availability of initial diagnosis and treatment.

Patients from remote areas, poor countries, and other places with no reliable access to hospitals and doctors will be able to receive some basic feedback in real time by a network of health professionals.

Many diseases benefit massively from early diagnosis, and this is an ideal solution for many.  Expect this to save lives in the next few years.

For cutting edge web conferencing and video conferencing based in the cloud, look to All Conferencing as your solution.

Australian Bank Tests Video Conferencing Kiosks

The Members Equity Bank of Australia is getting ready to switch away from traditional bank tellers, replacing them with video kiosks.

As a sort of hybrid in between ATMs and regular bank tellers, bank visitors will be greeted with a web conference with a live bank teller.  As some (often older) visitors will often be intimidated by ATMs, the new video kiosks will help aid any day-to-day transactions remotely.

So from simple withdrawals, to deposits and transfers, a remote bank teller can help users complete all their transactions with ease.

This may dramatically increase efficiency for the bank, as a single remote teller can help users from all over the world.

And at the same time, it means that remote help can be available 24 hours per day at the kiosks, rather than limiting bankers to the traditional 9 to 5 hours (which make bank visits difficult for many full time workers).

Will this experiment become the standard for more and more businesses?  Web conferencing is expected to grow dramatically over the next few years, so perhaps as the average person becomes more familiar, we’ll be seeing kiosks like this pop up more and more often.

For now, check out All Conferencing the leader in cloud-based web conferencing solutions.  Whether you need basic phone conferencing, advanced web features, or something more unique and innovative, we’re here to serve you.

Online Web / Video Conferencing

We have a lot of people coming to us asking exactly what the advantages are of online Web / Video conferencing are and why they should switch over.  The answer is simple: efficiency.

Many business owners have the misconception in mind that moving away from their traditional phone conferencing system (either in-house or from their old telecommunications provider) will make things more complicated.  That they will have to have an abundance of technically savvy, that it will take forever to get their employees (much less their clients) trained on how to use it, that it will be a huge waste of time and energy.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

In reality, online Web / Video conferencing is easy to set up, at least it is through us.  It’s easier than trying to deal with clunky old phone conferencing systems.  You sign up and log in to our site, start a conference, and immediately have a phone number that participants can dial into (with a security code).  So if you want to run a phone conference the way that you used to, it’s all there immediately, except you can see who is connected and who isn’t.  But it goes further than that.  Participants can also join by clicking a link in their email, and hop on to see each other with their webcams.  You can share documents with them, give presentations, show each others screens.  You can do pretty much anything that you can in an in-person meeting which would be impossible over a phone call.

But the complicated download, installation and setup process?  With us, there isn’t one.  Our entire conferencing system is based in the cloud.  You may have heard that term talked around.  Without going into a lot of unnecessary details, in our case it means that you log into our site with your web browser, start the conference from there, and you’re already set up.  No downloads, no installation, no wasted time.  And it works exactly the same way for your clients.  It also means that you can upload your contacts, your documents, your other important files, and schedule future conferences, in a way that is accessible from any computer that you want to use.  That means you can move from one desktop computer to another, to your laptop, to your tablet PC, and still have access to everything.  No complicated syncing or setup required.  Gone are the days of emailing files to yourself to have them on multiple computers, or having a million “Re: attachment” emails for updated version.  You’re up and ready to go immediately.

So try out All Conferencing and compare it to your current setup.  See if it’s actually easier, we’re confident enough that it will be that your first conference is free.

All Conferencing’s Cloud Makes All the Difference

You must have business quality audio and tools to have business quality
meetings. Some cloud-hosted services provide the storage but not the tools
you need to work in real-time collaborations with your uploaded files. Some
provide tools but not the phone-quality audio conferencing necessary for
reliable sound. Some provide phone-quality audio at a premium purchase plan,
but don’t include all the tools.

With All Conferencing, all the tools necessary to accelerate business are always
available including toll-free phone-quality audio and complimentary storage.
We are the only service to include all the tools you need into one integrated
system without compromising audio quality.

 

The Roots of The Current Online Meeting Industry

Invented by Bell Labs in 1956, audio conferencing was first
introduced to the public in 1964 by ATT at the New York
World’s Fair setting the industry standard for phone-quality
conferencing. Audio conferencing soon emerged as an
alternative way to include remote workers in meetings.
As audio conferencing began to make businesses more
productive, businesses took notice. Audio conferencing in
conjunction with email allowed workers to be more
productive both in and out of the office.
These second generation leaders then included basic web
meeting services as an upgrade to audio conferencing.
With the emergence of chat and instant messaging,
second generation leaders such as GoToMeeting and
WebEx, began cloud-based meeting services without
voice, as they lacked the audio conferencing technology.
These third gens bypassed high quality phone-audio to
offer basic desktop audio. This made audio cheaper and
more accessible, but anyone who’s been in one of these
meetings knows desktop audio significantly lacks the
sound quality and reliability of phone-quality voice.
Microsoft Lync’s meeting service is an example of a
next generation leader, yet its enterprise platform is
costly and complex to setup. It’s not only expensive to
purchase and use, it also takes months to complete the
complex implementation it requires. Apart from
purchasing the cumbersome platform itself, it’s still an
additional 15¢ per minute for toll-free quality audio.
You cannot have a successful meeting and experience the
full benefit of online collaboration tools without toll-free
phone-quality audio.

Live Meeting Wizard With No Client To Download

Can our meeting wizard improve efficiency at your business?

Now you can start a live online meeting using a wizard, with no client to download.  Move from computer to computer, to mobile devices and tablets, completely seamlessly with all the features that you expect.

Whether you’re looking to start a video or web conference, or a traditional phone conference, you can set it all up online with nothing to download for a live meeting.  Our meeting wizard will walk you through all the steps of getting the perfect meeting set up for you.

All Conferencing now offers a suite of online meeting tools that work without any need to download or install any software.  Host any type of conference through the cloud, with all your meeting controls available directly through the web interface.  You can also screen share, document share, and it even includes a free online calendar.  Set up your sample meeting minutes in just seconds. Easy to use, you can learn how to conduct a meeting in no time at all.