ReadyTalk Opens Public Beta for New Video Conferencing Offering
ReadyTalk today announced the availability of video conferencing, adding to the suite of technology servicesaudio conferencing, web conferencing, webinars and web eventsthat the company currently provides. The addition of video conferencing enables customers to host more collaborative and productive meetings and training sessions.
Analysts at Forrester predict that utilization of video conferencing and collaboration solutions will expand in the next few years and that nearly half of information workers will have some type of personal video solution in 2016, up from just 15 percent today.
Using video conferencing during virtual meetings allows companies to:
- Increase engagement among meeting participants
- See and share non-verbal cues
- Improve personal interaction between remote colleagues
"As a frequent meeting facilitator, there are many ReadyTalk features I appreciaterecordings, slide share and annotations. But, nothing delivers the same value as video conferencing," said Tiffany LaReau, Certified workforce manager, Human Numbers. "I work remotely, so having the ability to deliver my video message along with my PowerPoint deck puts me in the cube next door. This real-time, face-to-face interaction makes my meetings more effective. Plus, the streamlined interface is easier to use than other conferencing products I've tried."
Beginning today, customers will be able to use a beta version of the video conferencing software. While it doesn't contain all of the features and functionality that will be available at launch, it does allow new and existing customers to begin incorporating video conferencing services into their daily meetings and provide feedback to ReadyTalk.
"Our goal is to bring a video conferencing product to the market that makes it easier for customers to more effectively conduct remote meetings, interview potential employees and host small training sessions," said Paul Carollo, product marketing manager at ReadyTalk. "At ReadyTalk, we put significant emphasis on customer input and feedback. Opening up the video conferencing beta to a larger audience gives us additional opportunities for input prior to launch and the ability to ensure that our products make our customers' jobs easier."