Start Meetings Right with StartMeeting
When it’s time to start a meeting, what do you use? For well over a year, many have been choosing StartMeeting. The company provides conferencing services that are easy to use and provide quality audio and video at an affordable price, helping companies of all sizes successfully communicate over the Web.
TMC’s (News - Alert) Rich Steeves spoke with Greg Plum, VP of Channel Development for StartMeeting, at ITEXPO (News - Alert) Miami. There, Plum explained the driving ideas behind StartMeeting, and what it can provide to its customers.
StartMeeting, a sister company of FreeConferenceCall.com, was launched to meet three important needs in Web conferencing: high quality integrated audio with a Web conferencing interface, the ability to share content easily, and a price that’s affordable for all businesses. By all accounts, it has met them splendidly.
The interface from StartMeeting is designed to be user friendly, and so simple that anyone could use it with no training. The audio platform and Web controls are integrated into the interface, making it easy for users to adjust the settings to meet their needs and launch chats effortlessly.
Of course, to StartMeeting, the most important thing is the audio quality. It doesn’t matter how easy it is to use or how nice and clear the video is if no one can hear anything, so it’s made sure to provide audio controls and an integrated audio platform to insure that the sound is always clear.
“Fundamentally we’re an audio conference provider,” Plum explains, “so we knew how to do that right. Anybody that’s been on a conference that had a lacking audio bridge knows that the meeting is a disaster. You can have great video and great web sharing, but if the audio is a mess, it’s just a disaster.”
Once the conferences are done, they are recorded and hosted by StartMeeting, so users can share and upload their videos as they please. This allows them to share it more easily, whether it’s on a social network or through the OTT interface application provided by StartMeeting, which gives users their own customizable walls for sharing content and information.
Affordability is also important to the company, which is why it comes at around half the price of competing solutions. $19.99 will get a customer 50 seats and unlimited use, along with an integrated VoIP client, integrated toll free audio number, or a built-in toll free bridge for a small additional price.
Resellers and potential partners should also be aware that StartMeeting is looking for agents, partners, and resellers to help bring their product to new customers. It’s a great partnership to make if you’re in the Web conferencing game.
StarMeeting’s goal was to provide quality audio conferencing with the ability to share content easily at an affordable price. No matter how you look at it, it’s done just that, and has created a way to easily conference and share over the Internet that’s easy to use and affordable for all.
Edited by Brooke Neuman