Small to medium size business owners, professionals, online teachers, speakers, business coaches and entrepreneurs needing high quality but affordable, crisp clear visual broadcasting signal capabilities now have a new option designed to meet their webinar needs. —
WebinarJam unveiled beta testing of its new JamSession Engine towards the end of 2016, replacing dependance on Google Hangouts with Amazon Cloudfront hosting and storage in order to provide customers with a faster, crisp clear broadcasting solution.
The service, recently out of beta, is now open to the public and designed specifically for small to medium size business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs, online teachers, business coaches and anyone needing professional but affordable live broadcasting capabilities.
Interested customers are invited to sign up and try out the new service on the website: http://www.webinarjams.com/jamsession-update
The WebinarJam service, which launched back in early 2014, quickly established itself as a keen innovator in webinar and online meeting tools. However, despite its fast growth and success since launch, Webinarjam suffered criticism and stymied development due to its over reliance on Google Hangouts for hosting and broadcasting.
Google's announcement in August of last year that it was moving Hangouts on Air to Youtube Live will no doubt have been disruptive to companies like WebinarJam. In fact founder Andy Jenkins was openly apologetic and thankful to customers for putting up with periods of turbulence caused by unannounced changes made by Google.
Andy Jenkins announced with great relief the company's departure from using the Google Hangouts platform so that customers can reasonably expect many of the problems it experienced with third party app integration's to disappear, making for a more streamlined and easier set up.
The company also expressed excitement at the prospect that as it would no longer be constrained in its development in having to always react to Google changes, customers can expect much more from the company by way of more industry leading webinar innovations.
WebinarJam has many unique benefits for customers, including:
Built-in Presentation Tools – Webinar presentation slides hosted in the cloud, so there's no need to open up and share presentation slides from a computer, which eats up bandwidth. This can result in loss of sharpness in picture quality. Slides can now be uploaded to the cloud and controlled from within the webinar control dashboard.
On-the-Air in 90 seconds feature - a handy feature for last minute webinar broadcasts and for busy business owners that just need to get a webinar up and running. The service also has the option to save preferred configurations so webinar organisers don't have to repeat the same setup steps every time.
Drag-n-drop Page Builder – Webinar Jam has a library full of professionally created templates for the webinar Registration page, the Thank You for Registering page and the Webinar Recording page that customers can use. It's new user-friendly page builder however enables simple and quick bespoke page re-design to fit a company's specific needs.
Webinar Jam's pre-pay feature and Video Engine technology are also popular with customers for product demonstrations and with business coaches and teachers that want to charge upfront.
The service makes it easy to set up a payment gateway so businesses can charge attendees before they access a webinar. And the ability to use pre-recorded videos during live broadcasts makes it easier for webinar organisers to perform error-free demonstrations.
Ivan Flor, CEO of the ConsumerHuff Group, a provider of various online resources and information, had this to say about the end of the beta:
"As a user of Webinar Jam I was very excited at the company's announcement that it had finally decided to ditch Google Hangouts and move towards its own broadcasting and hosting solution. I loved webinarjam's feature-rich applications for engaging with my audiences and being able to present attendees with clickable call-to-action buttons right inside the webinar window. What let the service down was it's integration with Google Hangouts, which was at times glitchy. That's now gone and in its place is a much faster clearer broadcasting signal, which provides for a much better user experience."
For those Small to medium size business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs, online teachers, business coaches and entrepreneurs needing professional but affordable live broadcasting capabilities who would like more information, a full rundown of all the features, benefits and functionality can be found at WebinarJams.com.
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