Robin Good: StartMeeting is a new web service providing a web conferencing and webcasting platform integrating screen-sharing and audio-conferencing functionalities for up to 1000 people.
Key features include:
1) Audio Conferencing
- toll and toll-free dial-in numbers which are accessible via fixed, mobile and high-definition (HD) VoIP telephones. See pricing.
2) Screen Sharing
- allows hosts to share the entire desktop or selected applications with their meeting participants. Also available: switch presenters, view a list of your participants, chat with your audience, and highlight your content with a variety of drawing tools.
3) Customizable Meeting Page
Customize a personal meeting wall to use for your online meetings. With this page you are able to upload pictures, documents, and links to share with your meeting participants. In addition, update each meeting with a title and description, invite participants, provide a schedule of future meetings, set preferences and access dial-in credentials for your online meetings.
4) Free Audio Recording
Record your conference calls for free. One GB of storage space is provided free of charge. The host can provide recordings to participants via playback number, podcast or RSS feed.
5) iPad Support
"In terms of the technology, the audio conferencing component features reservationless access for up to 1,000 participants.
Access options include toll, toll-free, and an integrated high-definition VoIP platform. Pricing ranges from .029 to .039 cents per minute for toll-free access.
StartMeeting further provides unlimited use, screen-sharing subscriptions with 50-, 200-, 500- and 1,000-seat options. Monthly pricing falls between $12.95 and $19.95 for a 50-seat license."
30-day free trial available.
Pricing info: http://www.startmeeting.com/pricing
Audio conferencing tutorials: http://www.startmeeting.com/audio
Screen-sharing video tutorials: http://www.startmeeting.com/screen_sharing
More info: http://www.startmeeting.com/