Web Conferencing Comparison Chart

Why it pays to switch.

Feature Benefit iBoomerang WebEx Microsoft
Live Meeting
Presenter operating systems supported Use either a PC or Mac for presenting Windows, Mac Windows, Mac, Linux Windows Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android
Guest operating systems supported Do not ask your guests to change their setup Windows, Mac, Linux; Use Sureview for viewing on iPad, iPhone, Android Windows, Mac, Linux Windows Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android
No software downloads required for guests Instant web presentations to guest who can use their favorite operating system and browser Yes No No No
Desktop showing and sharing Show or share your desktop to many people over the Internet Yes Yes Yes Yes
Region showing and sharing Retain privacy of your screen and share only the regions you want Yes No No No
Slow participants do not impact experience of others Consistent performance allows you to focus on the presentation Yes Yes Yes Yes
Set up meetings in advance Organize future meetings and send an email invitation in advance of the meeting Yes Yes Yes Yes
Basic voice teleconferencing (dial-in support) Combined solution for voice and presentations simplifies meetings and saves money Yes
Integrated audio via computerVoice and presentation controls in one interface means effortless online meetings Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meeting recording The ability to record and play back your recorded meetings Yes Yes Yes Yes
-Windows, OSX 10.6 or newer
Adjustable color quality 8, 16-bit & true-color Use lower quality for better performance when bandwidth is limited and higher quality when it needs to be picture perfect 8, 16, & 24-bit 16-bit only 16-bit only 24-bit only
Add a Join Form to your own website Send your guests to your own website to join a meeting where you use your own branding Yes No No Corporate Edition only
Private branding and integration available (OEMs and ASPs) OEM vendors, ASPs and corporations can quickly add GatherPlace functionality to their own applications or websites Yes Yes
No Yes
- Corporate only
Participant List Know who is looking at your presentation and disconnect when needed Yes Yes Yes Yes
Text Chat Interact with your audience Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usage Reports Monitor account activity Yes Yes No Yes
-Corporate Edition
Pass presenter capabilities to others Subject matter experts can co-present or customers can show you one of their applications Yes Yes No Yes
Grant guests remote control of shared applications Allow remote control to shared applications only for privacy and security Yes Yes No Yes
-single window (Windows only)
Lock conference No one else will be able to interrupt your private meeting Yes No No


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