Thursday, 11 December 2008

Web Conferencing Services

I found a Google doc via delicious that I have a feeling wasn't intended to be public, but it has such a wonderful comparison of the various web conferencing tools that I felt compelled to copy it here and as a new Google Doc in case the document goes away. I also noticed that Wikipedia has a page - Comparison of web conferencing software - but it doesn't have pricing and a few other columns.

Application Local Install Hosted Service Cost Model # of users Scheduling Video Conf Telephony Audio Conf VoIP Audio Conf Chat Desktop (Keyboard/Mouse) Sharing App Sharing File sharing Whiteboard Recording Interacts w/ LMS Integration w/ Enterprise Apps SSL Training Field Support Server Support URL
Skype Y N Free 1-9*
Y (1 to 1) Y* Y Y N N Y*
Y N N N Low Low N/A http://www.skype.com
DimDim Y Y Free - Varies Varies
Y - Y Y Y Y -
Y Y - N

Med-High http://www.dimdim.com
Elluminate Y Y Varies Varies
Y N Y Y Y Y Y
Y Y - Y

Med-High http://www.elluminate.com
Elluminate V-Room N Y Free 3
Y - Y Y - Y Y
N N - N

None
WebEx
Pay Per Use .33 per min per user -
Y Y Y
Y Y

Y
Y Y


http://www.webex.com
Wimba Y N
-
Y Y Y Y
Y

Y Y
-


http://www.wimba.com
GoToMeeting
Monthly, Annual $49, $468 Up to 15

Y Y
Y Y

Y

Y

None http://www.gotomeeting.com
GoToMeeting Corporate
Licensed TBD Varies

Y Y
Y Y

Y

Y

None http://www.gotomeeting.com
GoToWebinar
Monthy, Annual $99, $948 Up to 1000











Y

None http://www.gotowebinar.com
Acrobat Connect Y Annual, Monthly $395/yr or $39.95/mo. Up to 15
Y N Y Y Y Y Y
N

Y


http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnect/
Acrobat Connect Professional Y Annual, Monthly, Pay Per Use Annual fee not available, 5-user=$375/mo, 10-user=$750/mo., Pay Per Use+.32 per min per user More than 15
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Y

Y


http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnectpro/
Yugma N As needed Basic service is free, premium rates vary by number of attendees Up to 10 for free Premium service up to 500
N Y (long dist. rates apply) Y Y Y* Y* Y*
Y*

Y



Vyew Y Y Varies from free to $14/mo+ 20-45 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y

Y (w/ appliance only)


http://vyew.com

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