Pixion, a company that powers multimedia communications on the Web, launched a new Mac OS X compatible version of its online meeting solution at last week’s Macworld San Francisco.
Pixion’s solution — targeted to businesses looking for an online means of dealing with sales, marketing, training and technical support — will let Mac OS X users securely hold and attend Web-based meetings, view presentations, review and revise documents, demonstrate software and share desktop applications. The company’s PictureTalk Enterprise Conference Server lets customers and partners conduct and attend Web meetings. Any document, presentation, application or Web page can be viewed and shared with multiple attendees in an unlimited number of locations, according to Robert DeKoning, Pixion’s president and CEO.
It also boasts “follow-me” browsing; users can surf the Web in tandem or as a large group. There is also the ability to capture and archive meetings for later review. With PictureTalk, a host can have real-time feedback to customizable questions. Presenters can use the Meeting Lock Out feature to “lock” a meeting in progress so that no one else can join. And a presenter can even eject an unwanted participant and automatically deny access to rejoin a meeting.
DeKoning said that PictureTalk is firewall friendly and lets users communicate live over the Web with Voice over IP or live chat right from within the conference. A configurable list of pre-authored chat messages is available and customizable to aid in meeting effectiveness. The presenter can choose between quality and increased speed in the broadcasting of the presentation and PictureTalk’s Web-based administration lets administrators create user accounts, review audit logs, edit configuration files, and more.