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AnyMeeting Announces Latest Release of Next Generation Conferencing Platform

August 31, 2016

Online meetings have continued to be a popular option for business meetings, particularly for small businesses because they are efficient and effective.

Having the right technology in place is important to ensuring that immersive and natural feeling meetings can take place.  AnyMeeting, a provider of webinar and web conferencing solutions for small businesses, has announced the latest release of its web conferencing platform, Meeting 4.0 to deliver on these needs.

Included in this latest release is a new user interface that’s built on WebRTC audio and video capabilities as well as 720p HD video conferencing. Because it makes use of the entire WebRTC-based stack, users with Chrome and Firefox browsers don’t need any downloads, software installations or plug-ins to experience high quality conferencing. Still, those with legacy browsers may take part in meetings thanks to a Flash option to see video and then use a phone to dial-in for the audio.

What’s also new for mobile users are apps for both iOS and Android. Now that everyone is using mobile for work and play, it only made sense to make this option available.

Meeting hosts can have up to five other video participants with access to things like chat and note taking. The new chat function offers 868 unique emojis and makes it easy to share and download files during a meeting and even upload videos in real-time directly into AnyMeeting.

Participant profiles are based on social media information and any host with a Pro subscription is able to easily click on someone’s name to see social information like: Location, Company, Job Title, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter profile.

Costin Tuculescu, CEO & founder of AnyMeeting, said this latest release really focused on delivering a better, more natural conferencing experience for today’s users.

“In addition to delivering rich new video and audio capabilities, we wanted to democratize the online meeting and make it more like an in-person meeting, where we can rely on social cues and natural interactions to drive conversation and collaboration. This means more freedom over muting controls, sharing controls and a better sense of who did what in the meeting,” Tuculescu said.

Edited by Alicia Young