Affordable High Quality Multiparty Videoconferencing using Skype and VuRoom - Page 2
Jon Luneta, Director of Sales and Marketing, told me that they position themselves in between the products such as WebEx, GoToMeeting, or ooVoo and dedicated high quality VideoConferencing systems from LifeSize, Cisco, Polycom, etc.
VuRoom allows a Skype user to host a Multiparty Videoconference with 7 other participants. The host is the only one that needs to install VuRoom; the others are connected via their browsers. Skype is used as the voice interface.
The system allows the host to record all or parts of the conference for future viewing, making it invaluable for training, corporate announcements, presentations, etc. Also you can upload your presentations in advance to the VuRoom server so there is no delay during the meeting.
The video quality is excellent and the system allows 720p video calls when using a supported webcam from leading vendors. Since Skype is used to carry the audio signals you can expect the high quality of Skype calls.
Since the host is the only one that needs a license, the upfront investment is minimum: for $10/month a small corporation can have unlimited Videoconferences up to 8 locations simultaneously. Of course, if they want some of those locations to be able to set up and start their meetings, then they need to purchase additional licenses, but the price is small compared to other applications.
Jon told me they can also communicate with systems from other vendors, such as Cisco and Polycom, making the bridge to the already installed conferencing systems some corporations have.
With most laptops coming today with integrated webcams, and some with Skype preinstalled, VuRoom is a easy to use, inexpensive solution for high quality Videoconference for any size of business.
I don’t want to make this too long... I encourage everyone to go to their website and download the application. (It is free for 15 days and only $10/month afterwards.)