Cape Town - Video conferencing in South Africa has come into
its own with the launch of MWEB Business, an easy-to-use, affordable, go
anywhere, be anywhere, high quality virtual business meeting solution.
Powered by Vidyo, a leader in video communications, MWEB
Business’ affordable, high-end video conferencing facility is accessible to all
business people – employees, customers, suppliers and partners – on the
computing device of their choice, regardless of location.
“The days when only large organisations with huge budgets
could reap the benefits of high-definition, low-latency, business-quality video
conferencing are over,” said Kris Desmet, MWEB Business Head of Products.
“With rising petrol costs and soon-to-be-introduced toll
fees, spending two or more hours battling one’s way through traffic snarl-ups
to get to a one-hour meeting is a totally unproductive waste of time and money.
Desktop video conferencing makes sense, which is why so many of us put up with
the poor quality and unreliability of the popular peer-to-peer consumer video
chat services. Now we no longer have to,” he said.
“For just R335 (incl VAT) per user per month, it’s possible
for businesses to offer their employees unprecedented flexibility with regard
to the hours they work as well as where they work. Employees no longer all have to be in the
same place at the same time to collaborate or brainstorm, with each
The introduction of MWEB Vidyo means any business person can
have a virtual business meeting with one or more participants anywhere in the
As part of MWEB Business’ growing suite of Cloud offerings,
the MWEB Vidyo solution is hosted in MWEB Business’ secure datacentre from
where it is accessed by participants using their every day PC, notebook or
mobile device and an available, broadband internet connection.
There’s no need to invest in expensive hardware and
proprietary networks; nor is there any need to book a video conferencing
facility and schedule the meeting days in advance.
MWEB Vidyo is also suitable for businesses that already have
an existing video room system as it can quickly and easily become an extension
of that, enabling participants outside the old network to take part in the
“The real power of this solution is its flexibility: if you
need to chat to someone, you can do so - face-to-face, wherever, and whenever
you like. It’s taken video conferencing to a whole new level,” Desmet said.