The cost of live meetings is very high and rising with no
end in sight. Travel, car rental, lodging, meeting room cost,
refreshments, evening entertainment, and printed handouts can
easily run over $1,500 per person for a single meeting. This
is considerably higher for international travel. Perhaps the
biggest cost is the out-of-office lost productivity during
travel. That is a major expense to both the event host and
the guests. And these costs do not factor in the risks involved in today's travel environment.
Webex™ and Placeware™ are well-known companies
offering technology for web conferencing and online meetings.
They use the Internet to share applications and show pages.
Their flagship products
are very expensive and require the use of the telephone for
For instance, the cost of Webex’s "pay-per-use" conferencing
product is 33¢ per minute per person, plus another 20¢ per
minute for the conference call. Placeware has a "pay-per-use" product
that is 35¢ per minute per person plus the telephone bridge.
Basic event meetings cost $27 per hour per person plus $1,500
for the "Event Production Specialist" that is used
to set it up and operate the meeting, plus $600 to $1,500 per
event for Registration Services. So a 100-seat one-hour event
starts at $4,800. Their 5-seat product costs $375 per month,
not including voice, while our 10-seat Room is $37 per month INCLUDING
• So simple it does not require an Event Specialist
Invite people with a simple link in an email
Does not require a conference call or telephone bridge
Requires no travel
Guests use their computer, speakers, and internet connection
Presenters only need an inexpensive headset (usually $15 to
Room owners can modify their capacity any time they wish
MeetingRooms are available as low as $17 per month for UNLIMITED
A 100-person event costs only $217 and can be used all month!
• Voxwire is the premier provider of Web Conferencing and Online
(The comparison product costs
listed above are based on available pricing which may vary. Trademarks
are owned by respective companies.)