On October 30, 2015, TrueConf released a new version of an enterprise video conferencing server solution, TrueConf Server 4.3.5. The update includes a new webinar feature which allows users to host public video conferences online, making communication beyond the enterprise network easy and secure.
Webinars are aimed at external users who do not have an account on the company network and allows conference hosts to broadcast organizational news, lessons or other information to the general public. Unlike cloud services, a webinar administrator using TrueConf Server has a complete control over the infrastructure of the conference, offering maximum security for the event.
The guest page where attendees join the webinar is stored on the server and can be accessed online. The conference link can be set to a user-friendly URL when creating an event on the server, making it easy for guests to find and join the webinar. Once they follow the link, the user will see the event description, the entry form, and the unique link which allows them to join from any browser or mobile device. All they have to do is enter their username and click the 'Enter as a Guest' button to join the conference.
TrueConf Server can integrate any webinar with third party websites. When the event is created, the HTML code for embedding to a web page is generated in the Web Manager. Guests can access the webinar via an embedded link, which displays information on the event and a one-click guest entry form via WebRTC.
All webinar participants receive an e-invitation when the event is scheduled. Every invitation includes a file in .ics format to integrate the event with the calendar of their choice: Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar or Mozilla Thunderbird.
The public conferences extension is only available in the full version of TrueConf Server and requires additional licensing. The pricing plans for 50 and 100 guest users are now available in the license calculator. The plan extends the Server license to let both registered users on TrueConf Server and guest users participate in webinars.
"Webinar support is the result of detailed analysis of video conferencing solutions available on the market. We paid attention to the fact that the customers often look for an easy way to communicate beyond the enterprise network," says Michael Gotalsky, TrueConf CEO.
"Webinars - as a part of a dedicated video conferencing server - are a convenient way for users to participate in group conferences by following the link, [a feature] well-known from cloud-based products but now made to be truly secure."
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