This is not the “talking heads” webcam-type application that is often touted as multimedia conferencing. With Toshiba’s Meeting, you can blend multiple types of communication in ways that enable more collaborative and productive interaction: For instance:
- Quickly set up meet-me conferences.
- Visually connect with video.
- Share your Windows® desktop, applications or documents
- Discuss and edit materials together, while talking on the phone.
- Send and receive text messages, documents and images during the conference.
Users can join a multimedia conference from anywhere within the reach of an Internet connection—or dial into an audio conference from anywhere over the public phone network. To use PC-based features such as screen sharing or meeting control, users don’t have to have any client software on their PCs; all they need is Internet access.
- Scheduled or spontaneous ‘meet-me’ conferencing makes it easy and flexible to set up conferences in advance or on the fly, even over the Web.
- Outlook Calendar integration makes it easy to schedule meetings and distribute invitations to all participants.
- Web-based desktop sharing enables attendees to see and share documents, presentations and conversations in Meeting.
- The Conference View shows moderators who’s in their conference and enables them to manage the roles of individual participants.
- Web-based reporting gives managers a view into the results audio conferences have brought to the business.
- Audio recording captures the proceedings of audio conferences for later playback or archiving.
Toshiba’s Meeting is scalable, so you can start with as few as eight ports (users) of audio/video conferencing, expand to 16 or 24 ports as needed, and add Web collaboration at any time.