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Whaleback Introduces OrcaMeeting Group Conferencing Service

Whaleback Systems today introduced OrcaMeeting, an integrated audio and Web conferencing service for SMBs.

OrcaMeeting features a flat-fee pricing plan for unlimited monthly multiparty conference calls. SMBs can replace the unpredictable monthly expenses of usage-based conferencing with a fixed-price service that offers unlimited usage for a set monthly fee, the company said.

OrcaMeeting is available in five- or 10-seat bundles as a standalone Web and audio conferencing service or as an integrated solution with Whaleback’s CrystalBlue Voice service. The service is deployed by a Whaleback channel partner and centrally managed via the Whaleback Network Operations Center. Each conferencing seat features unlimited use and is provided a PIN that can be assigned to individuals or shared among groups.

The OrcaMeeting Conference Scheduler can be used to schedule a conference, invite the participants and e-mail out the dial-in number, conference ID and PIN. Unique conference IDs and PINs can be generated to authenticate users into an audio or Web conferencing session, and conference-specific passwords can be provided to attendees to strengthen conference security.

The OrcaMeeting supports scheduled or ad-hoc conferences, and users can record customized conference greetings. Audio conference recording is available, and participant entry or exit announcements can be optionally generated using names or tones. The host has the option to mute or un-mute participants’ lines, and private sub-conferences can be created from the main conference.

OrcaMeeting delivers desktop and application sharing capabilities, and the host for a Web conference controls the session and can provide attendees with access to both documents and applications. The host can transfer session control to another participant, and all participants can ask questions, communicate with the host and participate in online text chats.

OrcaMeeting is available Dec. 1 from Whaleback and its channel partners. Conference groups are available in five- and 10-seat bundles and start at $49.95 per month.

Whaleback Systems www.whalebacksystems.com


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