Highfive Continues Investment In Its Award-Winning Video Platform To Support Global SMB Market During COVID-19 Pandemic
In its ongoing mission to make video conferencing ubiquitous, Highfive announced it has been rolling out feature enhancements that are helping customers thrive by reimagining their own meeting experiences during these challenging times. As Highfive experienced record usage at the outbreak of the COVID-19 lockdown, ongoing customer feedback has driven the Silicon Valley-based vendor to quickly enhance the platform’s features and capabilities. As small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) look for long-term video conferencing solutions, it makes good business sense to deploy a full-stack conferencing platform that is economical, easy to install, seamlessly integrates with common workflows and other popular apps, and simple to use—whether at home or in the workplace.
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“Freemium offers come with a myriad of limitations in their capabilities, security and control features,” commented Joe Manuele, CEO at Highfive, “and we’re starting to see a shift in businesses looking to purchase paid licenses not just for web conferencing, but also meeting rooms. Our enhancements come at an opportunistic time as competing freemium offers get set to expire and schools plan for the upcoming year. With Highfive, businesses, schools and universities can reduce their cost and complexity by utilizing a single platform from a single vendor that meets all of their communications and collaboration needs.”
Take Control of Large Meetings With Moderated Meetings
With Moderated Meetings, Highfive puts the power in the customer’s hands so they can take control of large meetings, such as all-hands, town halls or virtual training sessions. The meeting moderator manages the listeners, who always join muted to avoid disruptions. If any listener has something to say or share, they raise their hand virtually to speak and then the meeting moderator gives them permission to talk and share their video and content. Always keeping security top of mind, when a moderated meeting goes live, any unauthenticated, or unauthorized, participant will be placed in the waiting room, where the moderator must admit them before joining. Unlike competing solutions that offer this feature as a premium add-on, Moderated Meetings comes bundled with all Highfive subscriptions.