Virtual Strategy Magazine: omNovia Technologies, a global leader in high quality, rich-media and interactive webinar and webcasting solutions announced today the official release of its unique Audio Chat technology. Audio Chat enables attendees to submit questions and comments via voice in an online seminar (webinar) environment, leading to more interactive live online presentations.
omNovia Technologies, a global leader in high quality, rich-media and interactive webinar and webcasting solutions announced today the official release of its unique Audio Chat technology. Audio Chat enables attendees to submit questions and comments via voice in an online seminar (webinar) environment, leading to more interactive live online presentations.
Taking questions via voice in real time, whether through phone or computer microphone, is an intricate and hard to manage process and can waste valuable time during a live webinar. Operator assisted conference calls on the other hand also provide a complex and costly solution. Consequently webinar organizers default to text-based chat during Q&A sessions.
The omNovia Audio Chat technology, within its rich-media webinar and webcast platform, offers an innovative solution to the above problem. Now, attendees have the option to use their computers’ microphone to record an audio message during the webinar and submit it into the chat box versus just communicating through text. In a privatized chat environment only webinar moderators can see these audio messages and may screen them before selecting the ones to play for the entire audience.
“This is a great option for interacting with people who are more comfortable speaking than typing. It also provides the engagement factor of multiple voices and helps convince attendees that you aren’t just making up your own fake audience questions to answer,” says industry expert Ken Molay here in his blog.
Audio Chat may also be used in live event webcasts in addition to webinars. During the live webcast of a seminar or a town-hall type meeting, online attendees will now have the ability to record questions and comments to be played for the physical and virtual audience.
“Audio Chat is the perfect example of omNovia’s ingenuity in offering easy-to-use yet sophisticated solutions,” said Shawn Shadfar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of omNovia Technologies. “Audio Chat is a big deal and will revolutionize how webinar organizers conduct Q&As,” he continued.
Audio Chat is included in the omNovia Pro package. A YouTube movie demonstrating this new feature is available here. For more information on omNovia Pro or to start a free trial of the omNovia platform, visit http://www.omnovia.com.
About omNovia Technologies
omNovia Technologies is a global leader in high-quality webinars, engaging online training and live event webcasting solutions for small online presentations to large-scale enterprise conferences with up to 5,000 simultaneous participants. omNovia’s next generation webcasting solution combines rich-media, interactive and intuitive features in a secure, branded and customizable environment. omNovia’s live event webcasting solution, StageToWeb, provides HD live-video streaming, integrated voice and interactive tools. omNovia’s unique Recast technology enables interactive replays of recorded events. In addition to cutting-edge technology, omNovia offers webinar services bringing best practices for more engaging, more effective and impactful webinars. Visit http://www.omnovia.com for more information.