The latest virtual meeting technology tools

Published on : Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Virtual Meetings

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced the work-from-home culture and the system of virtual meetings and events all across the world. Conducting meetings and events through virtual or digital platforms have been a part of the new normal.

With the increasing demand for virtual meetings and events, organisers and participants have also started looking out for better facilities and technologies that would allow them to have a more advanced virtual meetings experience. Therefore, few companies have stepped up to introduce several enhanced services to provide better virtual experience to users. Let us take a look at some of the latest virtual meeting technology tools that have been introduced this year.


Technology company MeetingPlay, the virtual-event platform in Marriott’s Connect with Confidence program and the industry leader in innovations for in-person and virtual events and conferences has recently decided to introduce new developments in their program. The company has launched The MeetingPlay Hybrid Experience, a new set of services to engage live and remote participants equipped with enhanced technology and service. On the other hand the company has also revealed an upgraded version of the MeetingPlay Studio Platform. The new features allows connecting with presenters backstage, enhanced presenter tools, seamless connection, advanced interaction, and customized branding as well as new layering effects and connection of other media.


Digital experience platform ON24 has also announced a new breakout-room feature for its webcasting services. The latest functionality will allow audiences to move between breakout rooms live or simulive all virtual events. Data will also be captured on who joined the event and note for how long they were engaged. ON24’s newest breakout technology will be available for all ON24 digital events by the summer.


Cisco Webex, the leading solution for online meetings, video conferences, webinars and screen share has recently acquired Socio Labs Inc., the socio event-management platform. The latest collaboration will allows Cisco to merge Cisco Webex’s video meeting platform with Slido, the Q&A and polling technology from Socio. The merger will result to create a more end-to-end portfolio if hybrid meeting tools.


Powerful virtual events and trade shows platform vFairs have been remarkable in hositng digital events all throughout the pandemic. More recently, the company announced new product integrations with Slido, Interprify, ReStream, Wordly, SyncWords and Oracle Eloqua. All these integrations will accelerate the virtual event management system and provide participants much more immersive user experience. Each of the newly integrated platforms will expand the functionality of vFairs and offer inclusive event experience to participants.


Virtual meeting platform Glisser has recently announced the launch of Glisser Stream, its own video-streaming facility that will allow users to organise and host their own virtual events directly through the platform. The new service will eliminate the need for using any third-party integrations and make the platform more secure and much less complicated. Glisser will also continue to work with all other platforms it is integrated with.


Groupize, the enterprise meeting management and registration-technology provider has launched two new services, a web-based app and spatial recognition networking capabilities. Both the products can be used as standalone or alongside the company’s platform. The app has been designed to integrate several videoconferencing services like Zoom, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Amazon Chime, Webex, and Ring Central. It can host event of any size and allows branding and customization, contactless check-in with QR code, sponsor and exhibition management, speaker profiles, documents, videos, locations and maps. Participants will get to have a more streamlined experience and also allow users to integrate personal calendars. Meanwhile, the networking service will enable organisers to create virtual background spaces like conference rooms or lobbies and allow attendees to move through rooms.

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