Web-based conferencing services

Want to start up a meeting over the Web and share your presentation out to desktops in real time? There are a number of companies providing this service. Here I track down what they cost and where they are located. Most of these products regrettably now only support Internet Explorer and Windows configurations, although the more enlightened are finally embracing Firefox and other Mozilla browsers. I used to track community discussion software products but David Woolley does such a great job and keeps better up to date information. This page was last updated January 22, 2013. For any additions, corrections or comments, please contact David Strom.

 

Also, take a look at a review I did for Network World on eight different Web conferencing products here in the fall of 2012.

 

 

Product Name (Link)

System Requirements

Current version

Vendor

Pricing details (example for 10 users/1 hour)

AccuConference

Any browser

 

Accuconference

Varies, $20/mo. for 8 lines

AnyMeeting

Any browser

 

AnyMeeting

Free for up to 200 seats

Bankle Meeeting

Any browser

2

Bankle

$8/mo and up

Batipi

Any browser

 

Batipi

Varies, 5 users for $375

Beam Your Screen

Mac and Windows

3.0

Beam Your Screen

$30 to $80/mo, depending on seats

Brainshark

 

1.6

Brainshark

varies

Campfire

+iPad apps

 

37 Signals

$12/mo and up

Connect (Breeze)

Any browser with Flash support

 

Adobe Free

$375/mo (5 users) or $.32/min/user

Easy WebPresenter

 

 

EasyConnect Free

$5 per day for up to 20 seats

eBlvd

Win only, IE or FF

1.0

eBlvd

Free or $30/mo (unlimited mins)

eBoardroom Suite

Any with Flash support

discontinued

eBoardroom

 

Nefsis Web Conferencing

Any browser

5.1

WiredRed Software

$350/mo with unlimited min.

Egenda

 

 

Encounter Collaborative

24 – 48 cents/min/seat

GatherPlace

Any browser, Host requires Windows

1.0

GatherWorks

$29/mo for 5 seats

Glance

Java based

2.3

Glance Networks

$50/month for up to 100 seats (free guests)

GotoMeeting

Java based

 

Citrix

various (free guests)

HostPresentation

Java based

discontinued

Helpmeeting

 

Intercall

Win/IE or NSCP 4

4.0

Genesys

$42/mo

iLinc Suite

Win

7.7

iLinc Communications

Varies

iMeet

IE and Firefox

2012

Premiere Global Services

$19/month

ISL Groop

Windows, Mac, Linux; Bandwidth minimum: 256/256 kbit/s; any web browser

2.3

ISL Online Communications

Annual Subscription $45/mo for 10 users

InstantPresenter Web Conferencing

Any browser with Flash support

5.5

CosNet.com

$49/mo or $0.09/min/user

iSession

 

Purchased by Oracle

InstantService

Charged per minute

Join Me

WIndows or Mac

 

JoinMe

FREE!

Meeting Place

Now part of Webex

 

Cisco

 

Meetyoo

IE, Firefox and Safari 2.1

1

MVC

30 cents oer minute per seat

MegaMeeting

Many browsers

 

MegaMeeting

$49-$150/mo for 10 seats

Mikogo

Win only

 

Beam Your Screen

FREE! for up to 10 seats

Mix Meeting

Any browser

 discontinued

Mix Meeting

starts at $0.05/min/seat

mShow

 

3.1.3

Intercall

$0.50 per minute per seat

MS Live Meeting

Win/IE

Office 2003

Microsoft (Placeware)

$0.35 per minute

NetTogether Presenter

Win with many browsers

discontinued

Net Together Inc.

$50/day or $150/month for 5 users or less + add. $ for audio

OmNovia Web Conference

Any browser

 

OmNovia Techs

$49/mo for 25 seats

PowWowNow

Works with Windows and Mac operating systems and with IE, Firefox and Safari with Flash 9 installed

n/a

Powwownow

Video/audio is free, 5 cents per min per call

PresentAll

Any browser

1.01

PresentAll

15 day free trial, 5 users for $49/mo details here

Raindance Meeting

Win/IE only

discontinued

Raindance

Free to $400/month + additional per minute charges (details here)

ReadyTalk

All operating systems and browsers

5.0

ReadyTalk

$0.24/min or $49/mo for 15 people

Spontania

Win only/IE or FF

4.2.2

Dialcom Spontania

$38,000 for 25 people

Taxi

any browser

 

Taxi Meeting

Free for one user, up to $20/month for 100 attendees

TopClass

 

5.0

WBT Systems

$5,000 and up

Twiddla

Any browser

0.9 (beta)

Expat Software Consulting Services

Free

Lotus Unyte

Any browser, Windows hosts only

discontinued

IBM Lotus Software

Free for two users

UberConference

Browser, iOS and Android clients

 

Firespotter

Free, $10/mo

VoiceText Avaya or Cisco services

Any browser with Microsoft JRE 1.4.2 or Sun JRE 1.4.1 or better

5.3.104.3

VoiceText Communications

Varies, 10 users for $99/month includes audio bridge or 10/minute/user

Web Conferencing Central

Win/IE,  or Mac OSX

 

Web Conferencing Central

$135/month ($165, unlimited usage),14 day money-back guarantee

Webex

Win/IE only

 

Webex

varies

WebInterpoint

Any browser

 

Infinite Conferencing

15 people for $35/month or $0.05 per minute

WebMeetLive

Win95 or better

3.12

ttcGlobalTalk

$30/mo, lower and higher fees available, no per minute charges

WebTrain Web Conferencing

Win/Any browser

discontinued

WebTrain

free and various fee-based plans.

Vyew

IE and Firefox, Java 1.4/Flash 8 req.

2.0

Vyew

Free

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