Can You Beam with MeBeam?By Frank Ohlhorst | Posted 2009-03-04 Email Print
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Skype 4.0, ooVoo, Tokbox and Mebeam aim to make videoconferencing simple, but are any of them good enough for business use? Solution providers will find that limitations abound, creating up-sell opportunities.
Those looking to create videoconferences with MeBeam should be come with low expectations. MeBeam is browser-based and is pretty much a one-trick pony. Videoconferences are initiated by the host visiting www.mebeam.com and creating a unique conference room. The meeting leader informs others of the name of the room, and those guests access that meeting room via the MeBeam Web site.
Video is low quality with low-frame rates; audio is poor quality, and a headset is a must for any voice communications.