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InstantPresenter Adds Video Broadcast

InstantPresenter, a browser-based Web and video conferencing service, announced it has added video broadcasting technology to its Video Conferencing Pro service, which is available for resale.

The video broadcast technology installs as a plug-in on a customer’s browser in less than a minute and works seamlessly with InstantPresenter’s Video Conferencing service. Only the presenter needs to install this plug-in and everyone in the online meeting will be able to see the improved video quality. The upgraded video image will result in a large video size – either 320×240 or 640×480 pixels – broadcasting at virtually TV-quality video ranging from 250-600kbps with a frame-rate of 15-24 frames per second.

“Video is quickly becoming the de facto standard of communication on the Web. From the success of YouTube and other video sharing sites, we’re quickly seeing the impact of video on the Internet,” said Costin Tuculescu, CEO of InstantPresenter. “InstantPresenter is one of the first video conferencing and Web conferencing providers to give our customers the ability to broadcast very high quality video to the Web – live and very affordably.”

The video plug-in is available with the 30- and 50-seat packages, which run $99 and $159 per month, respectively, Tuculescu said. The 50-seat package also includes the ability for customers to brand their online meetings and registration pages using custom backgrounds and logos, he added.

Packages start at $39 per month for 15 seats, which includes video conferencing, Web conferencing, Internet audio, text chat and screensharing. (InstantPresenter also offers traditional audio conferencing through partners.) For $59 per month, the 15-seat package adds a content library for storing and accessing slides on the fly, a registration service for meeting attendees, a survey tool and PayPal integration for charging for content.

InstantPresenter is available for resale as a white-label offer. Resellers are charged a $1,500 setup fee and receive the services on an unbundled basis at a 30 percent discount. Resellers can repackage and price the services as they choose, Tuculescu said. He noted that many of the company’s existing resellers are audio conferencing companies and IT solutions providers offering complementary services.

The company does not have an agent program at this time, but is considering adding one, Tuculescu said.


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