What is Cisco Webex?
Cisco Webex is a video conferencing cloud-based collaboration suite which is comprised of software including Webex Meetings, Webex Teams, and Webex Devices.
The app actually makes participants feel like they’re right in the room with the people they’re meeting with, even if everyone is actually far away. Unlike another conferencing app, Cisco Webex also includes a pre-meeting experience that makes scheduling and joining meetings much quicker than ever.
You can open the app anytime to launch your personal or just to browse through the app. You can also go through the meetings tab where you can see all of your upcoming meetings pulled directly from the calendar. Joining from the app is now the fastest way to go into a meeting on the desktop. In the meeting, the first thing you will notice is the all-new video-centric meeting experience that too face-to-face HD video meeting.
By default you will get a full-screen video of the active speaker and with the thumbnails of other persons along the bottom. If in case you need to change this, you can by new layout control to change the view. You can change the view solely on active speaker or you can also switch to grid view where you can see 25 participants at a time.
You can pin specific individuals chats and past presenter privileges simply by hovering over that participant. When the content is shared view will adjust it automatically putting the focus on the content, while still keeping the participant video on top. If you can change it to right, or left, or even at the bottom, you can easily do it by using layout settings.
If you want to have complete control, you can use a floating window view to scale each panel individually. For example, you can make the video panel as big you want or you can also move it to the secondary display. The centralized control bar puts the essential meeting feature directly at your fingertips in a consolidated location.
Ready to share the screen? The new share dialog shows the thumbnail previews of the screens and applications you have opened. This makes finding the content you want to share, quicker and more intuitive. Finally, if anytime you want to see any of the meeting numbers or any of the other info, that’s now located behind the info icon on your screen.
What else does Cisco Webex offer?
Webex Teams is the primary Cisco Webex brand for cloud-based modern team collaboration, file sharing, screen sharing, whiteboarding, meetings, and much more. While on the surface it might look like this is a simple re-brand, Cisco showcased there is a lot more under the hood.
This software offers a persistent virtual meeting room for in-office and remote teams to collaborate with each other. While Webex Teams is primarily a cloud-based service, it also supports hybrid and on-premises systems.
The software also solves security issues, arising from guest accounts and accidental or deliberate sharing of company information. B2B collaboration is built-in, so users can work with everyone, both inside and outside of the company, from the same application, without taking help from an IT guy. Webex is the industry’s first Team Collaboration solution that delivers secure multi-company collaboration.
Webex Meetings is Cisco’s cloud-based web and video conferencing service that enables global and virtual teams to collaborate on mobile devices or on any standards-based video systems in real-time. The software includes features such as screen sharing, meeting recording, customizable layouts as well as meeting broadcasting.
The screen share has never been so easy. You can share your desktop, application, or a file during the video conference. You can also start a brainstorm or a whiteboard together. Further, Webex Meetings also features personal rooms that users can customize, schedule meetings, or leave open for ad hoc meetings.
Cisco Webex Meetings Pricing
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|Number of hosts||1 user||1 to 50||1 to 100||Customizable|
(how long can my meetings be?)
|Up to 50 min||24 hours||24 hours||24 hours|
|How many people can join a meeting (participants vs. hosts)||Up to 100||Up to 150||Up to 200||Customizable|
|Cloud recording storage||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Add an alternate host||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|File transfer feature||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Fullscreen video with 4 layout options||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mobile screen sharing||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Support for iPhone, iPad, Android, and wearable devices||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Chat, notes, raise hand, and polling||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Save recordings to your computer||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Chat, call-in, & dedicated rep available|
|Control who gets added to space||No||No||No||No|
|Unlimited direct and group messaging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
(What is VoIP?)
|Encrypted cloud recordings||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|End-to-end encryption option||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|TLS 1.2 support||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Enforce meeting password with joining||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Users can also plan their meetings from Webex Teams, join Webex meetings from Teams or continue conversations in Teams after a meeting ends.
Cisco Webex includes a various range of meeting room devices with its Webex Room Series and Webex Board. Like Webex Room 55, Webex Room 70, Webex SX10, and Webex DX80. Each of them carries different features that fit various deployments.
Webex Devices are designed in such a way that it will help your team communicate clearly and create together in real-time also, team collaboration without interruption. It is called as Webex Room Series which includes kits of devices with a camera, codec, speakers, and microphone for small and midsize meeting rooms.
Cisco Webex Room Panarama
|Cisco Webex Room 70 Panorama||
|Cisco Webex Room 70D Panorama Upgrade||
|Cisco Webex Room 70 G2||
|Cisco Webex Room 55 Dual||
|Cisco Webex Room 55 Single||
|Cisco Room Kit Pro||
|Cisco Webex Room Kit Plus||
|Cisco Webex Room Kit
The Webex Room Kit supports meeting rooms that seat up to seven people, and the Room Kit Plus supports rooms that seat up to 14 people.