WiredRed Adds Time Travel to Web Conferencing Tool

Will this key new feature help WiredRed catch up to Web, Microsoft and others?

May 11, 2006

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Forgot what happened in that last staff meeting? Now with WiredRed's e /pop Web Conferencing 4.5 you can relive those moments of glory.

The new version of the mid-size, web conferencing software adds video recording capabilities enabling the conference host to record multiparty video sessions. Each video session may include an unlimited number of participants, but are realistically bound by screen real estate to 10 participants. E/Pop could already record audio, application, and desktop sessions.

By being able to record conference sessions, companies can use e/Pop for vendor presentations or for recording training sessions. Internally, organizations can use recording to log office project meetings to provide "video notes" of the last session.

WiredRed says it also improved the product's performance by accelerating desktop sharing. "Competing products will bog down when video and desktop conferencing are enabled," says Tom Toperczer, vice president of marketing at WiredRed, "our new desktop acceleration feature optimizes the sharing of desktops and video."

But delivering enhanced video will likely be of little interest to most customers. "It's a gimmick," says Mike DeMaria, technology editor at Network Computing and a specialist in Web conferencing, "Most people lose interest in using video during a Web conference."As for video recording, WiredRed isn't alone. WebEx and RainDance already offer recording. "They're playing catch-up," says DeMaria.

WiredRed offers e/Pop as a hosted service or as a software package. Pricing starts at $3,000 for the software and $350 per month for the hosted service.

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