Are All Video Conferencing Services The Same?
When looking for video conferencing services, the first place to look is the Internet. Here you will find an extensive list of video service providers that will allow you to use video for your web conferences. Video conference calls are fast becoming the way companies, both large and small, interact with employees and clients in various locations around the world. In order to get the best service for web video conferencing, it is necessary to read about what each of these providers will bring to your business.
Arranged in alphabetical order, the main video conference services are those provided by:
· AliceStreet Conference Center
· Arel Anywhere
· BNI Solutions
· BT Conferencing
· Central Offices Business Centers
· Clique Communications
· CMEI Video
· e-Conference Center
· GoodMood WIP
· Imajet Communications
· International Video Conferencing
· MCI Conferencing
· Santa Cruz Networks
· Satellite Communication Systems
· Unreal Media Server
When browsing through this list of video conferencing service providers, the first thing you must notice is the places where the service exists. For example, Central Offices Business Centers operates is mainly for Singapore based companies and CityIS is for companies based in the UK, US and Europe. Arethra is an Italian company, which uses a unique system called MeetinVideo. When you read the information about this product, it tells you right up front that you need to have precise and effective organization. However, it prides itself on being problem free.
Although you may pay a little more for the service for video conferencing, BNI Solutions allows you to conduct high-quality video conferences on the web over any IP based network without having a centralized MCU. BT Conferences is based on WebEx, a company known throughout the world for its exceptional quality products for web conferencing.
If you want service for video conferencing based on a monthly subscription, then there are many options. They usually offer multi-point video conferencing and instant messaging and the ability to share files and folders from the participants’ desktops. Emblaze is one of several companies that offers group/boardroom conferencing via video and eMeetPlus offers whiteboard /markup, web page sharing and file transfer features.
When you look at what you get with each of these services, also look at the price tag that comes with using each one. Combining both features and price will help you get the service for conferencing with video on the web much easier and less stressful on your business expense account.
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