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December 08, 2012

TMCnet Conferencing Week in Review


By Amanda Ciccatelli
TMCnet Web Editor

These days, Web and video conferencing has become a key part of the modern business. Oftentimes, an important meeting will not take place in a conference room, but rather online with all attendees viewing the same computer screen.

Arkadin (News - Alert) Anywhere is the new Web conferencing service that was introduced by Arkadin, a collaboration service provider. ArkadinAnytime has been designed with input from ergonomic specialists and offers quality audio with a complete collaboration experience.


Additionally, it offers one click, sharing, anytime, from anywhere in real-time circumstances. With the solution, companies are increasing their efficiency and productivity for communicating across geographically dispersed teams with on demand Web conferencing solutions.

“Our enhancements reflect the most desired characteristics for Web conferencing as cited in leading end-user surveys that rate ease-of-use, performance and reliability as key factors for adoption, we're confident ArkadinAnywhere will have strong appeal, especially among SMBs who need a simple 'plug and play' solution for their standard conferencing applications,” said Stephane Seigneurin, vice president of product management, Arkadin.

In other conferencing news, allowing GlobalMeet users to interact with other users on technical issues, PGi, a provider of virtual meetings, has introduced the GlobalMeet Community.  GlobalMeet provides easy, inexpensive audio and Web conferencing services, online meetings as well as desktop sharing.

GlobalMeet enables users to share documents, websites and applications with crystal-clear resolution. It an Outlook toolbox allows users to have one-click controls to schedule, start, manage and record meetings from their desktop.

“The success of the iMeet Community proves that for most people, a quick search on the Internet is a first stop for finding answers," said Sean O'Brien, EVP of strategy and communications for PGi. "Giving users the ability to share ideas, post questions, and receive information opens even more doors for collaboration.”

Lastly, AVer Information Inc., a provider of simple video conferencing, has decided to partner with Blue Jeans Network, an interoperable video conferencing service provider, to launch AVer endpoints with a 30-day license for unlimited use of Blue Jeans Network's cloud-bridging services.

As a result of the integration of AVer endpoints with Blue Jeans Network, the customers will be able to use a complete video conferencing solution, which will include quality room systems and support for mobile and desktop applications like Skype, Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync and Google. 

"AVer has created a compelling solution for SMBs at a price point that's very affordable. Coupled with the Blue Jeans service, SMBs can now collaborate across the world, meeting clients, building partnerships, and driving business without the hassle and added cost of travel. As a complete package, AVer and Blue Jeans gives SMBs the tools to communicate from the board room to the home office and everywhere in between," said James Matheson, vice president of marketing, Blue Jeans Network.

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