Get More From Your Meetings – With Smart Search

Using FreeConference software means that you’ve chosen to take full advantage of some of the world’s leading virtual conference technology, and that you’ve done so at no additional business costs. However, in choosing a Freemium service, you also know that some companies leave much to be desired.

Luckily for you, the affordable nature of FreeConference software upgrades means you don’t have to sacrifice your life’s savings to access quality, premium features, or useful upgrades.

We’ve recently rolled out some exciting upgrades to our FreeConference plan. You can access this feature for only 9.99 a month. It’s called SmartSearch.

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Stop Overlooking, End Overbooking – with AI Video Conferencing Solutions

A Growing Market

Many businesses have incorporated elements of artificial intelligence, both to stay on top of current trends and to facilitate their day-to-day operations. If you’ve ever had a conversation with an automated reply service online, you’ve interacted with artificial intelligence. These developments have provided a myriad of benefits to those using them. Here’s a few avenues that you may have been overlooking.

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Get More From Your Meetings – With Smart Summaries

 

We know that you probably already want to get out of your meetings. They aren’t always run in a smart fashion. But have you considered trying to get more from them?

It’s easy to get jaded when certain studies cite that meetings take up around a third of your time, but some meetings are important – that’s why we keep having them.

 

Data-Driven Interactions

Since communion is essential to collaboration, and no business is built alone, FreeConference has been developing some impressive features looking to improve the way we interact with our colleagues and with our data. The main concerns we have been looking at addressing are issues of time, clarity, continuity and accountability.

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The basics: what you need to know about WebRTC

 

WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications) is gaining notoriety as the next generation of audio and video conferencing products hit the market – but many still people aren’t too clear on what it is and how it applies to them. Here at FreeConference, we’re building some really exciting new products using WebRTC and, while we can’t wait to share them with you, we thought this was the perfect time to give you some insight into what WebRTC is and how it works.

So, without further adieu –

What is WebRTC?

WebRTC is an HTML-5 based, open source project for browser-based real-time communications – which means that it enables communication directly between browsers without plug-ins, making file sharing and audio and video communication much, much simpler for users.

Many of the products using WebRTC so far, like FreeConference Connect, focus on audio and video conferencing – particularly for groups. The peer-to-peer nature of WebRTC makes for a much stronger, higher definition connection than traditional VoIP calls. Some innovators, though, are using WebRTC for file sharing – removing the need to upload the file to a server; instead, users download the file directly from the person on the other end, speeding up the process considerably.

What are the benefits of WebRTC?

No downloads — At the moment WebRTC is supported in Chrome, Firefox and Opera on all desktop operating systems and most Android devices, meaning you can make a call or send a file using any WebRTC-based service from your computer, laptop, android tablet or phone without downloading any additional programs. If you use a browser that hasn’t yet built-in WebRTC capabilities, like Safari or Internet Explorer, there are plug-ins available that enable WebRTC for you.

Cross-platform — Since WebRTC is HTML-5 based it can run in almost any browser, on almost any platform, without difficulty – as long as the teams behind your browser and OS are on board. Since WebRTC is still fairly new, not all browsers support it and it is not available on iOS – yet – but we would be willing to bet that it won’t be long before it is.

Better connection — The direct browser-to-browser connection is much stronger than traditional VoIP connections, which means HD quality audio and video conferencing, faster file transfers and fewer dropped calls.

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How you can use WebRTC?

So this whole WebRTC thing sounds pretty neat, right? Even better, you can try it, for free, right now by visiting www.freeconference.co.uk. For the moment WebRTC is only supported by Chrome, Firefox and Opera (on both desktop and Android), but there are plug-ins available for Safari and Internet Explorer. While we have no idea what goes on at Microsoft and Apple, we’re hopeful that we’ll see this technology available across all platforms soon.