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!
Last Update: 10/13/2016, 1/24/2019
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.
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 ”
“IOCOM is advanced collaboration made easy. It is different from other video conferencing platforms that rely on SIP, H.323 or WebRTC and similar peer-to-peer communication methods. IOCOM’s core technology is covered by 29 issued patents, with additional patents pending. This unique solution means IOCOM can provide unprecedented scalability, control and features beyond other common products. Every participant in an IOCOM meeting can be a simultaneous, active participant, with unlimited video and data sharing.”
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.
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.
This is from the G2J web site:
Using G2J’s virtual rooms, you can connect all these people to the same meeting:
- Your workforce, equipped with IP or RNIS videoconferencing and telepresence endpoints,
- Your audio contact by phone or smartphone your mobile users
- in front of your PC
PeekTime allows you to connect video conference enabled rooms (Cisco, Polycom, Avaya, Vidyo, Huawei), any Mac OS and Windows computer with web RTC browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera). It has scheduling via a mobile app and will soon have streaming and recording. Supports up to 12 participants.
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
“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. ”
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”
Downloaded app on your browser, presentations / desktop sharing, video conferencing (3 for free). Mobile apps available.
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.