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Software Description:

IBM Cloud Video (including Ustream) is a solution, that secures video assets for employee use. It enables enterprises to increase the value of their video offerings with advanced products and solutions that simplify workflow management and streaming video.

With cognitive and AI-infused technologies, this service empowers clients to enhance live and on-demand video, and maximize viewer engagement through virtually unprecedented access to advanced data and analytics.

The Ustream brings additional features to the streaming and cloud video platform, particularly the leveraging of IBM's Watson technology to extract information from the video and create keyword-searchable transcripts.

Software Description:

Close.global is a video conferencing platform that allows users to meet instantly without the need to download any software. They just need to create an account, name their meeting room, then share the guest link or room id with others and everyone can meet face to face instantly.

Our cloud-based video conferencing software lets you seamlessly connect devices you already have, are familiar with and have invested in – including any web browser (desktop & Mobile), Skype for Business, Cisco, Polycom & more... all without the need for and changes to the way you already work.

Features include;

  • No Downloads required to join
  • 1 Click to join meeting invites
  • Free Custom Branding for any meeting space
  • Native Microsoft Skype for Business dialling support
  • Group Chat across platform (Includes SfB)
  • Cross platform Video on any device
  • Group video meetings with unlimited dial-in minutes
  • Live streaming + recording integration (RTMP)
  • Traditional audio conferencing support
  • 2-way content sharing on any platform (includes SfB)
  • Conference controls
  • Many more user + company features

Software Description:

Groupboard has been providing advanced web conferencing and collaboration software for over 20 years to schools, universities, online tutoring companies and businesses. Our software is highly scalable, customizable and reliable. All of our products can be embedded into your own website, and the software can either be managed and hosted by us, or can be run entirely on your own server.

Features:

  • Media Streaming
  • External Integrations
  • Chat
  • Multi-User
  • API

Features:

  • API
  • Email Integration
  • Notifications
  • Contact Management
  • File Sharing
  • Dashboard
  • Call Recording
  • Multi-User
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat
  • Scheduling

Features:

  • Data Visualization
  • Data Import
  • Data Export
  • Call Recording
  • API
  • Multi-User
  • Chat

Summary:

  • Interact with your audience on any device and increase viewership

  • Corporate communications

  • Live events

  • Multiscreen streaming

  • Workflow and distribution

  • Improving employee engagement

  • Proven, globally scalable video platform

Summary:

  • Seamlessly connect devices you already have, are familiar with and have invested in!

  • Link AV systems to EVERY other video solution including Skype for Business, Cisco, Polycom and Lifesize!

  • Record, Stream and Share your meetings.

  • Branding options - make Virtual Meeting Spaces your own!

  • NO DOWNLOAD required to join a meeting - no matter the device

  • One Click join a meeting for Guests and hosts alike

  • Start a meeting instantly from any device with easy share links

Summary:

    No key features associated with this application.

Trial

Free
Included in plan:
  • Broadcast to an audience of any size (up to 5 concurrent viewers without ads) and acces

Professional Plan Silver

$99.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 100 ad-free viewer hours
  • 50¢ per additional VH
  • 1 channel
  • 50 GB video storage
  • Ustream branded
  • Embed video anywhere
  • Facebook and Twitter integration
  • Channel password protection

Professional Plan Gold

$499.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 2,000 ad-free viewer hours
  • 25¢ per additional VH
  • 2 channels
  • 250 GB video storage
  • Co-branded
  • Video embed restriction
  • Advanced live analytics
  • Facebook and Twitter integration
  • Channel password protection

Professional Plan Platinum

$999.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 5,000 ad-free viewer hours
  • 20¢ per additional VH
  • 3 channels
  • 500 GB video storage
  • Full branding control
  • Video embed control
  • Advanced live analytics
  • Advanced channel customization
  • Facebook and Twitter integration
  • Channel password protection

Free Trial and Freemium

Free
Included in plan:
  • Free Trial for 14 days - Includes all features and unlimited attendees
  • Freemium rooms - Free forever with all our features - limited to 3 attendees and 30 minutes a call

PAYG

$0.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Audio at 2.5p per minute per attendee

Personal Plans

$25.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • £19.50 per month - Personal 5 guests
  • Monthly/Annual Subscription Available
  • £39 per month - Personal 10 Guests
  • £54 per month - Unlimited Guests

Team Plan

$100.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • £89 per month - Team room for 10 hosts as a shared space

Video room plan

$120.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • £99 per month - Video room with SIP registration service and advanced features for codec connectivity

Free Groupboard

Free
Included in plan:
  • Up to 5 simultaneous users
  • Basic whiteboard and chat
  • Can be embedded in your own website

15-user Groupboard

$9.99
per month
Included in plan:
  • 15 simultaneous users in one room
  • Basic whiteboard and chat
  • No adverts
  • Unlimited support
  • Can be embedded in your website

15-user Groupboard Designer

$19.99
per month
Included in plan:
  • 15 simultaneous users in one room
  • Advanced whiteboard with pan/zoom, undo, multiple pages and document upload
  • No adverts
  • Unlimited support
  • Can be embedded in your website

10-user Groupworld

$24.99
per month
Included in plan:
  • 10 simultaneous users
  • Advanced whiteboard with pan/zoom, undo, multiple pages and document upload
  • Ability to create multiple rooms
  • No adverts
  • Unlimited support
  • Can be embedded in your website
  • Rich API
  • Screen sharing
  • Audio/video conferencing
  • Optional session recording

FAQs:

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes, IBM Cloud Video offers email support, a FAQ section, a knowledge base, video tutorials, and webinars.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Applications including Oracle Cloud and SAP.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • IBM Cloud Video supports cloud-based apps, in addition to iOS and Android.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes, this service integrates with SalesForce and SAP.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, IBM Cloud Video offers multi-user accounts.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • The main users of IBM Cloud Video are large enterprises.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • It is used for creating, storing, managing, broadcasting, and measuring the impact of live and recorded streaming video.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, both SDKs and APIs are available.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer an API?
  • Close currently offers a per request API integration policy.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Any remote team, customer or partner - In fact anyone you want to meet face to face...!

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Close provides integration with any platform or device with no downloads required;

    These include,
    Apple Mac & mobile (OSX/IOS), Windows & Android
    Any web browser inc, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Brave, Edge, Opera
    Native Skype for Business support
    Google meetings

    Plugins for, Outlook calendar and meeting control.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Close is the perfect tool for any team or person wishing to communicate with anyone anywhere with no requirement for downloads to get started. With up to 25 participants per meeting, there is plenty of room to invite everyone into a meeting and get them collaborating from any device, wherever they are.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • We offer a Quick Start Guide, in platform welcome guide and a Technical Guide, as well as online support, all accessible via the website.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Close has complete interoperability across multiple video communication platforms.

    Due to this communication is possible across all supported platforms and devices such as;

    Any Web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Safari, Edge, Opera)
    Skype for Business
    SIP devices such as Polycom, Cisco, Lifesize and more..
    H323 devices
    Smart phones
    Audio dial from any phone

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is generally used for connecting your teams wherever they are, using devices they already have, are familiar with and have invested in.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer an API?
  • All of our products have comprehensive APIs.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Our products allow multiple rooms to be active at once, each with multiple users.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Online tutoring.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
    • Online tutoring companies
    • Schools
    • Universities
  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • We offer support by phone, email and skype.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Any browser that supports HTML5, including Chrome, Safari, Firefox on Windows, macOS, Chromebooks, iOS and Android.

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Other:

Who uses IBM Cloud Video
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Close Global
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • WinPhone
  • Blackberry
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Groupboard
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, German, Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Finnish, Hebrew, Chinese
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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