(PRWEB) May 27, 2005
Powwownow, the voice conferencing service, has today launched a free web conferencing facility, Share, as an enhancement service. Share allows people to share documents in real time over the internet. Users can upload presentations in a matter of seconds and share these via a web page with colleagues and customers across the globe. By using Share alongside the Powwownow voice conferencing service, users can effectively collaborate on documents and run presentations. Prior to the launch of this service users could be looking at paying upwards of Â£90 per hour for a voice conference that included web conferencing.
Web conferencing offers a viable alternative to face-to-face presentations and meetings as the meeting leader can control what slide is viewed and when by participants. Participants cannot skip ahead and view later slides or get confused by looking at the wrong slide at the wrong time. The service is also highly beneficial to those working in industries where lengthy documents need to be discussed, such as the legal sector.
ÂThe reason we have decided not to charge for Share is that we believe that this service will fuel the growth of the Powwownow conference calling service as a more productive alternative to face-to-face meetings,Â said Andrew Pearce, director, Powwownow. ÂManaging a meeting over the phone using Share means that the chair of the meeting can ensure that all participants have the relevant documents they need and are looking at the right page at the right time. With no booking required, meetings can be called immediately and all participants can attend wherever they are located in the world as long as they have access to a phone and the internet.Â
Users choose a PIN for Powwownow and the same one is used for Share. Participants can join the call and view the presentation by following the simple steps on the Powwownow website.
ÂWeb conferencing is really effective but up until now it was prohibitively priced. We could only really use it when it was absolutely necessary before,Â said Oliver Thompson, Managing Director, Transphorm Ltd. ÂWith Share we are able to use web conferencing as often as we like without worrying about cost. ItÂs such a benefit to be able to see presentations in real time without having to arrange costly face to face meetings. The calls are easy to set up and the presenter is completely in control of the pace and content of the conference and calls are much more productive.Â
Secure Microsoft technology ensures that PowerPoint files uploaded to the Powwownow servers are stored in an area accessible only by the designated PIN. Files can also be deleted immediately.
ÂThe voice conferencing marketing is growing at about 40 per cent a year and itÂs important to be able to offer a cutting edge, easy and accessible service,Â continues Pearce. ÂShare enables our users to benefit from web conferencing without having to pay way over the odds.Â
Powwownow is the UKÂs fastest growing conference call provider. PowWowNow offers customers simple and low cost conference calling. All callers in a conference dial the same phone number and are connected together by the use of a PIN. There is no service charge and all calls are charged at a national rate. This service is available 24/7 and no booking is required and there are no restrictions on call duration. The PowWowNow system is based on proven industry standard technology, with ease of use in mind. The company was started in April 2003 and is growing at more that 10% per month.