List of Cloud Based Video Conferencing Companies

Cloud-based video conferencing is a great way for small to medium sized businesses to get involved with multi-point video conferencing.

These businesses do not need to purchase expensive infrastructure components, nor do they need the support personnel needed to run that infrastructure.  Simply sign up for a relatively inexpensive cloud-based service and meet with your clients, colleagues, friends, and family.  The quality is great and the services are on 24 x 7.

Use this blog post as your jumping point to the world of cloud-based video conferencing.

This is a living breathing blog post that will grow over time, so check back often!

Blue Jeans Network

http://BlueJeans.com

Google Chat, Skype, H.323, Telephone call-in, Web RTC browser, Microsoft LYNC,  SIP is in Beta.  Schedule a meeting or an instant meeting to fire up the virtual room.  People call in or the system can call them.  Full administration to add, drop, mute, etc.

EasyMeeting

http://EasyMeeting.net

This snippet is from their web site: “The easyConference3 or 6 is a cloud service that enables several video conferencing systems to connect in the same meeting. This is a service where you can seamlessly collaborate with any videoconferencing system, and Win/Mac, iPhone/iPad. To join, you only need to dial the EasyNumber and meet ”

LifeSize Connections

http://LifeSize.com
H.323 EP’s supported: LifeSize Endpoints (Passport / 220 / Unity Series
SIP EP’s supported:  LifeSize Endpoints (Passport / 220 / Unity Series

Completely ad hoc and guaranteed availability e.g. reservation-less
Virtual WaterCooler call in is supported, up to 12 hour call duration on multiparty, unlimited on one to one calls.
Adminstration:  All call participants have the ability to add/drop participants, share content etc. Connections is chair-person-less.

Liveconf

http://liveconf.net

H.323, SIP, Skype, and Audisoft Frontline Communicator  connectivity.  Supports Android and iOS mobile devices as well as “kits” available for Windows and Mac computers.  Up to 10 participants in a meeting, can share presentations, etc.

MyEasyConnection (G2J)

http://www.g2j.com/solutions/c1/my-easy-connection.html

This is from the G2J web site:

Using G2J’s virtual rooms, you can connect all these people to the same meeting:

Ubiety

http://ubiety.me/

With full interoperability with PC/Mac/iOS/Android, web browsers via native WebRTC with no downloads, traditional video conference units like Cisco/Polycom. Also Microsoft Lync, Cisco Jabber, Skype and phone participants. Utilizing customers existing conferencing/desktop/mobile hardware and software investments

VeaMea

http://www.veamea.com

H.323 and SIP EP’s.  Dial-out only (dial-in due 2013), administration for add, drops, mutes, etc, schedule a meeting or fire up an ad hoc meeting via presence and instant dial-out.  Mobile apps are now in alpha…

VideoCentric VideoCloud 365

www.videocentric.co.uk/videocloud-365

“Launching in February 2015, VideoCloud 365 enables seamless interoperability between any professional video conferencing endpoint, such as any standards-based video system, Microsoft® Lync®, desktop software clients, mobile applications, Web browsers, WebRTC, Skype™, and even Office 365™ users. ”

Vidtel

http://Vidtel.com.

Ad-hoc dial-in using Google Chat, H.323, SIP, Skype, Telephone call-in.  Virtual WaterCooler like meeting rooms always available.  Administration features coming soon.

VidyoWay

http://Vidyo.com

From the Vidyo web site:  “Enables seamless inter-connectivity of Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, and other legacy H.323 and SIP-based endpoints, supports Microsoft Lync and voice only devices, provides free mobile client for users without access to legacy VC or MS Lync”

WebEx

http://www.webex.com/plans/meetings-plans.html

Downloaded app on your browser, presentations / desktop sharing, video conferencing (3 for free).  Mobile apps available.

Zoom

https://www.zoom.us/

Zoom, the cloud meeting company, unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across ZoomPresence, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.

 

More to come soon….help me build this list. 

Comment below! 

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Comments

  1. VeaMea (http://www.veamea.com), rated 4 watertowers by none other than Mike Pihlman ! (And he hasn’t seen our latest version). Up to HD video collaboration from standard PCs, laptops and tablets. AES 256 encryption, presence, chat, whiteboard, testing/polling, IT Management controls, user profiles, domains, interoperability with SIP and H.323, and the list goes on…

    • Hi Jeff….thanks, I will add this to the list! Then try the latest version….since I make no money with the blog, my work on it has to take a backseat sometimes. :-)

      A few questions: In the Cloud…Do you support? Google Chat? Skype? H.323 EP’s? SIP EP’s? MS LYNC? Web RTC? Do I need to schedule a meeting then people call in? Can I set up a “virtual watercooler” meeting space that is available 24 x 7? Do you have administration features that allow a moderator / leader to add, drop, mute, etc participants?

  2. Hi Mike –

    In response to your questions…
    * VeaMea supports H.323 and SIP endpoints (we dial out to them only, they cannot dial in today – this is on the roadmap for 2013)
    * Google Chat support – not yet
    * MS Lync support – not yet
    * Web RTC support – we demoed it in the lab, but do not yet have a production version
    * You can schedule a meeting or do it ad hoc (we have a presence list that allows you to click and call)
    * We do not currently have a “virtual watercooler,” but since our system is presence driven, any user can send a chat message or initiate a video call to any other user at any time. You don’t have to “go” anywhere, it is right on your desktop
    * We have a full IT administration backend which allows set up of user groups, roles, levels of privileges, profiles, features available to users, etc. Within a vcall/meeting, the person who initiated the call can add or drop participants. Anyone on the call can raise or lower mic and speaker volumes for other participants.
    * iOS and Android clients are in alpha and XMPP gateway is a 2013 roadmap item

    Regards,

    Jeff

  3. Philipp Pavelka says:

    Hi Mike,

    I think if you mention WebEx you also should not forget about GoToMeeting. I would say they are in the same league. Although GTM doesn’t do HD IMHO.
    Another big player would be Adobe Connect and a plethora of “smaller” products like ooVoo, Saba Meeting, etc.

    I’ve just registered for a trial of IOCOM Visimeet and so far I like what I see.
    The video quality is really good (up to FullHD) and the desktop sharing feature offers high motion support which I miss from other competitors (maybe someone knows some).
    The GUI needs getting used to.

    Vismeet also offers H.323/SIP connectivity. But I couldn’t test it yet.
    Apparently IOCOM is collaborating with Vidtel to interoperate with Skype and Google Talk.
    More features:
    http://www.iocom.com/pricing/

    Then there would be also SeeVogh from the guys at Caltech. You mentioned it before in the blog.

    Regards,
    Philipp

    • Philipp:

      Thanks! I will add GoToMeeting (HD is not a requirement….as you can tell from reading my blogs :-), IOCOM Visimeet, and SeeVogh (and I will try to contact Philippe for old times sakes….). :-))

      ooVoo was one of my favorites when it first came out, I never liked Adobe Connect (oh, sorry…), I will look at Saba…I suppose you are right, these are technically “cloud-based” videoconferencing services and have been around (at least ooVoo and Adobe) for quite awhile….

      I just need time….:-)

      Thanks again!

      Mike

  4. Another cloud videoconferencing http://www.liveconf.net. Vidyo based but works with Skype, H323 and other stuff. Have a try. Looks not bad. Take a look.

  5. Hey, in addition to cloud based video conferencing such as bluejeans, easymeeting etc. one can even deploy on premise web-video conferencing appliance such as RHUB appliances in order to conduct webinars, web conferences, online meetings etc.

  6. MIVNETConnect.com offers a pretty cool solution and a marketplace. If you have not visited lately, try a free meeting guest account.

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