VideoMeet, the made in India VC app has added ‘close captioning’ for their users. As of now, the captions are available in Hindi and English only, but it will soon add regional languages. Besides, VideoMeet users can also customise their background and live Youtube Streaming. It has also features like waiting rooms, multi-definition viewing, multiple meeting modes, multiple audio support, VNOW- a replica event platform.
Zoom is set to lift the limit of 40 min for even non-paying users of its VC services on ‘Thanksgiving Day’ in the USA. The company has been made in order to let families spend more time virtually for Thanksgiving Day falling on Nov 26th. The limit, during the pandemic, has been one of the major restrictions, which forced users to restart the VC after the end of the limit. Zoom has not confirmed if the restrictions have been lifted in the rest of the world including India or not.
Nvidia has introduced Nvidia Maxine – a new platform to enhance VC experience for users. It gives developers access to an AI-powered cloud native solution that enables adding face alignment, gaze correction, improved resolution, and even noise cancelling during a VC. With AI-based video compression tech running on NVIDIA GPUs, developers can reduce the bandwidth down to one-tenth of the bandwidth required, reducing costs and delivering smoother experience.
BenQ announced that its large-format displays will now deliver VC solutions from Zoom Video Communications. With the integration of Zoom Rooms, BenQ’s interactive displays and digital signage will help provide interactive communications through VC and chat services, remote screen sharing, content collaboration and whiteboarding with notes. The solution can be used both in a big conference room or a personal office.
1. Clear browser cookies before and after each VC to limit the third party’s access to data. 2. Do not share confidential or private information in meetings. 3. Be conscious of surroundings; avoid connecting devices to free wi-fi networks. 4. Use VC app only after knowing its data sharing/storing practices. 5. Train team members on data security practices.
Entrepreneur Anuranjan Jha has launched ‘Lauk’, an India-made VC and web streaming platform, pricing ₹250 to ₹1500. It has three services: a general video conferencing platform; ‘Lauk Classroom’ for educators which will have special discount; ‘Lauk Studio’ for live streaming, webinars etc. It is E2EE, and offers optional password protection facility, and multi-device login support. It will provide APIs for Indian developers to develop their own VC platform.
Google will roll out new security features on its VC platform Google Meet, to prevent the participation of uninvited users in meetings. Meetings hosts will have increased control. The user will knock to get approval from the meeting host. If requests from the same user have been denied multiple times, the user will automatically get blocked from sending more requests. Rival Zoom has also rolled out security updates after receiving multiple reports of ‘Zoombombing’.