Top 14 Videoconferencing software
Last updated: December 29, 2019
Videoconferencing solutions enable online meetings and face-to-face collaboration and provide the ability to record conferences, support for large numbers of people and high-definition video.
Video meetings for your business. Connect with your team from anywhere. With easy-to-join video calls, you can meet face to face without the added cost of travel.
The Vidyo portfolio includes everything you need to deploy HD video collaboration to everyone in your organization, from core infrastructure to solutions that video-enable any device or application. Vidyo works the way you do. It runs on the devices you’re using now from smart phones to tablets, desktops to video room systems, bringing HD-quality video and content to every participant.
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Meet face-to-face with remote customers, suppliers, and partners using the Cisco TelePresence. Build and scale differentiated video collaboration rooms to meet the needs of your organization—from small huddle spaces to large, customized board rooms. Now you can with the Cisco TelePresence SX Series, a powerful and flexible technology platform designed for integrators.
With our cloud-based video collaboration service, you can forget about needing any additional hardware or software. Simply combine a Blue Jeans account with a video-enabled device and Internet access, and you have a quick and easy formula for effortless video conferencing
Collaborate anywhere, anytime, with anyone using Polycom video, voice, and content-sharing solutions. One-touch ease; audio and video with crystal-clear quality; enterprise-grade security, reliability and scalability. Polycom solutions give you the flexibility to meet and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers in any environment―immersive theater, conference room, work office, home office, or on-the-go. Wherever you are, wherever you go.
No other HD video conferencing solution makes the conference room experience so easy and accessible. Our solution connects our incredible Icon video systems to our remarkably simple-to-use Lifesize Cloud service—putting everyone one call away from pulling up a chair at the meeting.
Fuze is a cloud-based visual collaboration and personal telepresence service that enables the mobile enterprise to share ANY content, from ANY device, ANYwhere in the world.
Enable anyone—inside or outside your organization—to join your virtual meeting room with freely distributed Scopia Desktop and Mobile Applications. Using any device, from any location, moderate or participate in a meeting, share content, discuss, and make decisions.
ClearOne’s portfolio of industry-leading HD video conferencing solutions includes feature-rich room systems and desktop video applications, as well as enhanced network management and infrastructure solutions.
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HP Halo is a state-of-the-art telepresence solution that brings meeting attendees from around the globe into an environment that feels as if they are in the same room. The only telepresence offering that runs on a private network designed specifically for video collaboration Delivers fully duplexed audio, company-to-company connections via the Halo network and 24/7 support with concierge service. HP Halo acquired by Polycom
Cloud-based video conferencing service offers the majority of TrueConf Server features without the need to install a dedicated video conferencing server. To start using your TrueConf Online service, all you need is a webcam, a microphone or headset, and Internet access. Designed for group video conferencing in private networks at any level of complexity, TrueConf Server guarantees secure, reliable corporate communication. TrueConf Server is easy to deploy, scale and integrate with LDAP, corporate PBX or SIP video conferencing endpoints.
Acano's platform-enabled audio and video meetings, screen sharing and chat help you connect and collaborate with your team.
Amazon Chime is a secure, real-time, unified communications service that transforms meetings by making them more efficient and easier to conduct. The service delivers high-quality audio and video through an application that is easy to use and stays in sync across all of your devices. With Amazon Chime, meetings start on time, and a visual roster makes them easy to manage.
Latest news about Videoconferencing software
2019. GoToMeeting improved AI-transcription in videoconferencing software
LogMeIn announced the new version of GoToMeeting, that focuses on delivering a simple, intuitive end-user experience, while giving IT even more control over deployment, management, and security. In this new release, GoToMeeting has launched a series of updates to improve the ease of the collaboration platform for IT and users before, during and after the meeting: completely reimagined video-first design (unified on all devices), unparalleled quality audio, real-time notes, AI-powered transcription. Hosts can now create multiple personal meeting rooms with custom branding for teams to jump in and collaborate instantly at any time. GoToMeeting has also updated its popular calendar plugins and integrations with Office 365 and Outlook, GSuite Calendar, Salesforce, and more and continues to support integrations with tools like Slack and Zoho.
2018. Google Meet gets voice commands support
Google is enhancing its videoconferencing system Google Meet with voice commands. This will allow users to say, “Hey Google, start the meeting.” And this is just a starting point. They promise to be adding additional commands over time. They will be adding this functionality later this year. Just last Fall, the company launched the Hangouts Meet hardware program, which provided a way for Meet customers to launch meetings using Google or other hardware such as the traditional Cisco or Polycom hardware found in many conference rooms. Google reports that customers have set up thousands of these Hangouts Meet-enabled meeting rooms. By providing some simple commands to set up the meeting, invite participants, join a meeting and so forth using your voice, it can greatly simplify the sometimes complicated activity of meeting administration, which even after all these years often seems unnecessarily complicated and frustrating for many people.
2018. Google Meet integrates with Polycom and Cisco hardware
Google Meet, the new video conferencing solution for businesses, gets support of videoconferencing equipment from the likes of Polycom and Cisco. Any user on those systems will now be able to join a Hangouts Meet video call. These integrations will go live in the coming weeks. Google built this project in partnership with Pexip, a company that specializes in making meeting platform interoperable. Pexip’s specialty is Skype for Business, but for this product, the company is clearly branching out and adding support for Hangouts Meet, too.
2018. Polycom launched Cloud Services for Enterprise
Polycom is expanding its cloud capabilities for enterprises with Polycom Cloud Services. It's a unified cloud solution that initially is focusing on giving enterprises the tools to easily provision and manage the myriad voice and video endpoints that are in conference rooms around the world. The vendor’s Polycom Device Management Services (PDMS) is aimed at enabling enterprises to manage those devices, measure their performance and troubleshoot any issues that arise. With the service, customers are able to provision, update and secure tens of thousands of desk and conference room phones. PDMS initially will be available for audio systems, but Polycom officials expect to expand its support to video conferencing devices by the end of the year.
2017. Google Hangouts Meet provides new $1,999 hardware kit
Hangouts Meet, Google’s service for running video and audio meetings, is getting a few new hardware kit that includes a touchscreen controller, speaker microphone, 4K camera and an ASUS Chromebox to control it all. For a while now, Google has sold numerous meeting kits based around the Acer and ASUS Chromeboxes at prices that range from $999 to $1,999. That was before the Hangouts Meet and Chat schism, though (which is still confusing), and this new kit is specifically geared toward Hangouts Meet and G Suite Enterprise edition customers. It’s also the first set to feature this new touchscreen controller (though that, too, isn’t the first touchscreen specifically geared toward Hangouts meetings). That touchscreen, Google tells me, is a 10-inch MIMO Vue capacitive display with HDMI capture. These screens typically retail for about $499 outside of this kit.
2017. GoToMeeting unveiled conference room solution
GoToMeeting launched GoToConference - all-in-one hardware system that lets you set up a small to mid-sized conference room to be ready to join and host meetings in an instant. More affordable and less difficult than alternatives, GoToConference brings high-quality video and audio to your meetings rooms. The devices work together seamlessly, so an IT or AV tech can set up a video conferencing hub in minutes. Connect the devices to a screen, turn them on and call it a day. The GoToConference bundle comes with the hardware and software you need to set up a huddle room in minutes. It’s easy to start a meeting or invite others to join − just click Start or enter a meeting ID. GoToConference includes: USB conference phone, 1080p HD Logitech webcam, Chromebox computer, wireless keyboard and touchpad, GoToConference subscription.
2016. Mitel acquired Polycom for $1.96B
Canadian enterprise communications provider Mitel announced that it would acquire Polycom in a cash-and-stock deal with a total value of $1.96 billion. Polycom will continue to keep its branding. Both companies compete against the likes of Cisco and Avaya. Mitel is perhaps best known for its IP telephony solutions, including PBX systems, while Polycom is a leader in conferencing services. They also cover SIP technology, and customers span 82% of Fortune 500 companies. The deal is one of the bigger in enterprise collaboration and communication collaboration in recent times.
2015. Cisco to acquire video conferencing provider Acano
Cisco announced that it will buy video conferencing service Acano for $700 million. Cisco already offers that same kind of service - WebEx (that it acquired in 2007 for $3.2 billion). In addition, they launched a more modern alternative to WebEx they called Project Squared, last year. But Acano is offering much more sophisticated than what Cisco has been providing and really fills out its video portfolio. Acano will enhance the company’s ability to make connections in a heterogeneous environment. In other words, it helps make video conferencing work, even when there are multiple vendor tools involved — and across multiple devices from mobile to a big screen in the board room. “Acano’s portfolio includes video and audio bridging technology and gateways to enable customers to connect different collaboration solutions from disparate vendors across cloud and hybrid environments.
2014. Cisco and Google unite against Microsoft on the Unified Communications market
Cisco competes with Microsoft's Lync on the unified communications market. Google competes with Microsoft on the operating system market. The conclusion - Cisco and Google should be friends. And they make friends. A few days ago the companies ported Cisco Unified Communications systems and Cisco Webex on Google Chromebooks. Thus, large companies now have one more reason to upgrade their Windows XP licenses (in April) to free ChromeOS, but not to paid Windows 8. In addition, Google and Cisco realized integration between Cisco communication systems and Google Apps suite. In particular from now you can plan online Webex and Cisco UC meetings in Google Calendar, start voice and video calls directly from GMail and Google Contacts.