Third Mind | Multiparty Video Conferencing Available
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Multiparty Video Conferencing Available

Why the Skype 5 Beta provides functionality for multiparty video conferencing (up to 5 participants), there is a new teleconferencing upstart called “ooVoo” that has already released this functionality for up to 6 participants.

The ooVoo service is not a free service. Costs can add up quickly as business plans for “multi-seat” plans are in the hundreds per month. Their consumer service is more affordable and might work best for us on a pay as you use model of 10 cents per person per minute. (Ex. An hour conference with 5 people would cost $30.)

I’ll test drive the free two-way conferencing to get a sense of quality so we’ll know if this is an option for our future when face-to-face is important.

Read more in Crain’s article: Teleconferencing upstart carves its niche.

NOTE: Multiparty voice conferencing in Skype is SO much better than conferencing with our VOIP. I recommend using it instead for internal conference calls.