RHUB and cyLogistics Team for Integrated Web Conferencing with Asterisk VoIP Advanced, high-performance conferencing allows PC users to share screens, share control; Free two-party conferences hosted online for all Asterisk users.
Santa Clara, CA, August 15, 2006 — RHUB Communications, Inc., a developer of advanced Web conferencing solutions, and cyLogistics, an open enterprise distributor, today announced their partnership to provide Web conferencing that integrates with Asterisk-based voice bridging applications. This solution enables any PC user with Internet access to share a screen in any PC application with other participants over the Internet. The Web conferencing solution is fast, easy and secure. A hosted version of RHUB-powered Web conferencing is available from any browser at www.cyLogistics.com, with one-to-one meetings for free.
The RHUB 400, the appliance version of the RHUB technology, is a perfect extension of the voice conferencing application provided by Asterisk open-source VoIP solutions from cyLogistics. The open-source Asterisk community now has a powerful accompaniment to its voice solutions by adding the capability to host and to join Web meetings. These Web meetings allow users to share their computer screens containing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, or any PC application.
Now, Asterisk users can easily collaborate over customer support desktop troubleshooting, sales and corporate presentations, product demonstrations, staff meetings, engineering collaboration, training and telecommuting.
cyLogistics CEO Don Witt said, “RHUB Web conferencing and collaboration is an exciting opportunity for Asterisk developers to provide differentiation and added value to their applications.” According to RHUB CEO, Larry Dorie, “We have put all the tools in place to provide an easy path to integration of either Internet-hosted or in-house Web conferencing and collaboration.” Asterisk developer Third Lane’s CTO and President, Alex Epshteyn agrees that “RHUB Web conferencing is powerful, elegant and easy to use. It will be a valuable enhancement to our VoIP platform.”
Easy, Instant Web Collaboration
GoMeetNow, the hosted version of the RHUB technology, features a simple-to-use browser interface that requires no training and greatly facilitates ad hoc meetings. After establishing a voice connection, many callers may want to share visual information from their computer screen. GoMeetNow makes this easy and instant. A user merely goes to cyLogistics.com and clicks on “Host Meeting” and invites attendees via email, instant messaging or phone. Invitees go to a URL and enter their meeting ID.
Not only can the host give presentations to those joining the meeting, but others can present from their screens, as well. Furthermore, as a valuable collaboration tool, screen control can be moved to any other participant to allow true online collaboration of any document in any application running on the host’s PC. Web collaboration on any document is also enabled, as the host can easily pass and retrieve control to and from any participant.
Indispensable For PC-related Technical Support Everywhere
Tech support providers can actually see what’s on a troubled user’s screen. Even more useful, the user can give control to the support person, who can make changes to the user’s system in real time.
Added advanced tools such as the Annotation Function allow the presenter to draw on top of his presentation. Other advanced features include White Board and Scheduling. RHUB Web conferencing supports Microsoft Windows operating system and a most browsers.
Single-Click Conferencing for Asterisk Users
With the newly available Asterisk integration, invited Web conference attendees can join with a single click. The Asterisk system automatically provides the conference attendee’s information to the host, and the conference begins immediately.
For Asterisk developers, RHUB provides a detailed integration guide with software reference designs for quickly and easily integrating Web conferencing into any Asterisk environment.
Secure And Reliable High Performance Conferencing
RHUB has offered Web conferencing services for over two years with ten of thousands of successful meetings. Its robust, reliable performance has made it a favorite with global users.
Using RHUB’s proprietary appliance-based software, screens update almost instantaneously for all participants.
Asterisk users that need controlled access to shared data can take advantage of RHUB 400 appliance. The small, noiseless appliance is attached behind the user’s firewall and limits access to specified users. Further details are available at www.cylogistics.com.
Free Two-party Meetings At cyLogistics.com
As a means of introducing this powerful capability to its Asterisk community, cyLogistics invites users to try the hosted version, GoMeetNow. Anyone can go to www.cyLogistics.com and host a two-party meeting for free to see just how easy and powerful a solution it is. Meetings with more than two participants are also easily hosted for a small price. Just go to cyLogistics.com and click under the RHUB logo.
About RHUB Communications
RHUB Communications, Inc. has pioneered a new generation of Web conferencing and collaboration solutions that provide higher levels of security, performance and ease of use over existing solutions. GoMeetNow, the company’s hosted solution, is powered by the RHUB technology that has successfully hosted tens of thousands of meetings worldwide. The RHUB 400 appliance is available to companies to enable cost-effective integration of these capabilities with the corporate environment, making Web conferencing and collaboration a “must have” capability. RHUB is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information can be found at the company’s website at www.rhubcom.com.
cyLogistics, Inc. is a specialty distributor, providing resellers and VAR’s with enterprise class VoIP telephony product’s, integrated solutions, and world class open source operating system’s and application’s. Its carrier grade VoIP telecommunications equipment, open source network operating systems and applications enable the most powerful, flexible, and secure communication’s solutions at an ultra-competitive price point. Headquartered in Mt. View, Calif., cyLogistics (www.cyLogistics.com) offers complete configuration and fulfillment services for ITSPs and VARs, allowing flexible and convenient integration for enterprise customers.