Meeting Central® Web Conferencing Features
Conference Controls provide the Host complete control over all aspects of the web conference. Much like traditional conference rooms and teleconferencing, Meeting Central supports a hierarchy: hosts, presenters and participants. Participants need only sit back and relax. Presenters have full use of the Share menu (i.e., they can share presentations and documents, etc.), but they cannot change attributes of the conference room (i.e., enable/disable/change audio, video), promote, demote and expel users. Only the host, or hosts, have these rights. It's easy for the host, just right click on any user (or object), and get a short list of settings.
To share your PowerPoint presentation, go the "Share" pull-down menu and select "PowerPoint Presentation." You can do this at anytime, there is no need to pre-stage or previously up-load your presentations. When you Share a PowerPoint presentation, it is compressed at the Presenter's PC, then dynamically sent to the server, and then all participants. The presentation is cached at the participant, so the presenter can change slides instantly. When going back and forth often, there is also a bandwidth conservation benefit, as only the page change commands go over the Internet.
To share a document, go to the Share menu and select "Document." You can share Microsoft Word, Excel and virtually any usable document on your PC. Document sharing works just like PowerPoint sharing, once you "Share" the document, it is dynamically sent to the server and then all participants. The presenter can flip through pages instantly, and even pages with rich text, graphics and images display nice and clean.
Share any application by going to the "Share" pull-down menu and selecting Application. You will be prompted to select from a list of applications already running on your PC, simply click on the one you want to share. To stop sharing, just click on "Stop Sharing" in the upper right-hand corner.
*Note the lasso around the application being shared;
Select Share, Web Browser, then Meeting Central will launch your browser and immediate start "sharing" it with all your participants. Everyone will see the same browser display as you do. You can use this feature to show web sites, visit web pages and a wide variety of co-browsing applications. It sure beats trying to say a long complicated URL over the phone, or trying to explain where to click to go next!
You can easily request or grant remote control of any Application, or Desktop being shared. You can right click on a user, and see the options, or just click on the Remote Control icon (two PC's). This icon appears on the toolbar of the item being shared. If allowed, the "remote" user has keyboard and mouse control over the remote PC (note: the remote user can override). If the web conference has more than two participants, all users see the remote control session. Stopping the session is easy: either the host, or user sharing their Application or Desktop just click the "Stop Sharing" button on the upper-right.
Most importantly, the entire remote control session sends its traffic via Meeting Central server. Since this server is at a fixed IP address, and uses port 80 and http, it achieves high levels of proxy and firewall compatibility, so you can provide PC remote control for remote users, customers and business partners.
The presenter can Share a Whiteboard. Anybody with annotation privileges can participate in a white board session. The host can give anyone annotation privileges to join in. All viewers see updates to the white board in real-time.
Meeting Central Web Conferencing includes seamlessly integrated, full-featured, multiparty video. The host can manage all aspects of the video session, including size, quality (lo, med, hi) and frame rate (1-30 fps), plus the ability to change the settings at any end-point in real-time! Nowhere are the strengths of Meeting Central real-time technology more visually stunning than in a multiparty video conference while sharing multiple documents and presentations.