HorizonLive 2.6 released

June 20, 2002

HorizonLive 2.6 browser-based architecture requires no custom plug-ins, add-ons or downloads, is highly scalable and accommodates PC, Mac and Unix operating systems. According to John Walber, implementation is fast with no need for complex technical assistance. Presenters are able to setup their own meetings or create virtual classrooms using a wide range of tools unique to online delivery including streaming video/audio, live 2-way voice over IP, application sharing, and a virtual whiteboard. Any event can easily be recorded and indexed for playback at any time.

Walber said HorizonLive 2.6 delivers clear-cut value and benefits to both corporate and educational institutions by:

  • Significantly reducing training costs and enhancing productivity by diminishing travel and lowering infrastructure expenses related to face-to-face meetings and events.

  • Broadening the reach, accessible market, and potential scale of education and training initiatives by eliminating barriers related to geography, time, and distance.

  • Complementing learning and knowledge management systems to offer “blended” eLearning solutions.

  • Enabling for-profit education and training organizations to “package” and monetize their intellectual property and content via HorizonLive.

“The advancements represented in HorizonLive 2.6, are especially significant for the avid users of Macintosh platforms.” said Steve Kann, HorizonLive Founder and Chief Engineer. “Horizonlive 2.6 incorporates Quicktime audio and video, and full featured application sharing, for both the presenter and participant in a live session, proving once again Mac users are ‘First Class Citizens’ with HorizonLive, not an afterthought.”

And for anyone interested in a demo, you are invited to take a test drive here: http://www.horizonlive.com/?sourceid=18004