Rating: 4 WaterTowers
In two years, my daughter will be at College (University of Kansas, I hope). Every now and then she may need help with a Math problem. We connect via ooVoo and then one of us fires up Glance to share our desktops. We see each other, hear each other, and we can collaboratively work thru a Math problem almost as if we were in the same room (this is what we envisioned for “Personal Telepresence” so many years ago)……a complete voice, video, and data collaboration experience.
You can email the session key to your participants, or you can grab a copy of it and IM the session key to your participants, or you can just tell them.
A few seconds later the browser completes its connection sequence and you are placed in the meeting.
That’s all it takes to start a session.
As you can see, virtually any application can be shared or worked on collaboratively (the host simply allows remote control). If you are showing a slide presentation, Glance works very hard to catch the animation. The quality is extremely good. One possible use not mentioned on the Glance web site is remote troubleshooting or assistance. I can see and control a remote computer. NOTE: Before you allow remote control, make sure you can trust the person who has control!
Possible bug? When in remote control my left-hand mouse becomes a right hand mouse. I would prefer to keep my mouse operating in left hand mode.
- Live screen sharing to up to 100 remote participants
- Instant meetings, no scheduling needed
- Remote control of your application or computer
- Automatic resizing of the screens (participants see your whole screen)
- Personalized URL’s
- Web site, or Blog, integration
- Account management via the web
- Windows and Mac’s can host a session
- IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari and more browsers are supported.
Corporate: $249.00 per month
Check with the Glance web site for more costing details.
You can use it with desktop videoconferencing applications such as PolyCom PVX, ooVoo, or Mirial Softphone. Just make sure you minimize the video window or Glance will be trying to refresh the video all the time and performance will suffer. Of course, using a telephone to connect to your remote participants also works as does a separate videoconferencing connection.
Here is a demo from Glance: