We are often asked what is the difference between StarLeaf and various video conferencing services such as BlueJeans. While the first answer might be 'how long have you got?', the second is always this: With a video conferencing service, you decide in advance when you want to meet, invites and dial-in instructions are issued and then everyone dials in to a central location, aka a bridge. And if your business is never going to need anything beyond pre-arranged video conferences, then yes, it will work pretty well for you.
Just like BlueJeans, GoToMeeting, et al., StarLeaf offers a scheduled video conferencing service, but that is where the comparison ends.
Here's the difference. What if, one day, someone in your business just wants to make an instant video call from their desktop to someone else in your business, or even someone externally? With this type of scheduled conferencing, it's just not going to happen. StarLeaf, on the other hand, will let you meet on video with who you want, when you want.
Keeping people connected is all of our business, whether that is desktop to desktop, room to room, or person to person. Ad hoc, unplanned, scheduled, or pre-arranged; you can call, conference, and collaborate at any time.
You can even use whatever device you like to join your video meetings or make video calls, and not have to waste time worrying about what anyone else is using. Compatibility is key, and our platform is the most advanced communications cloud on the market, where everyone is invited.
So if you're having trouble getting your video systems to do their job and connect instantly to anyone, don't just buy into scheduled conferencing, bring them right into the cloud! Connect your existing endpoints to the StarLeaf OpenCloud and enjoy not only the freedom to video call anyone, anywhere, but also increased interoperability and new functionality, such as:
- Unlimited direct calling to any other video service provider or manufacturer, including Skype for Business
- Conferencing for up to 50 participants
- Unlimited number of users with our software client, Breeze
- Screen sharing in both directions, including from your video system to and from a Skype for Business system
- Firewall traversal
- Endpoint monitoring capability
- A central management dashboard
There's no longer a need to replace your existing video systems, or to buy additional infrastructure to get the service you want. Just sign your existing endpoints up to the StarLeaf OpenCloud and get the best out of what you already have. No prohibitive deployment costs, no more maintenance fees, and no limits on users. And that's the difference. Isn't it time you burned your bridges and joined us in the StarLeaf OpenCloud?