If you plan to host a webinar, you first need to decide on a technical solution. There are three options:
The first option is the simplest but usually the most expensive. Also, it can’t (or at least it’s very difficult) be implemented into your own resources and integrated into business processes. It doesn’t really work if you’re looking for a fully-featured IT solution to regularly host webinars on your own.
The second option requires a lot of money and months of work. And while the programmers are busy coding and integrating the system, more important tasks for your business will be postponed.
But there’s the third option, which is the perfect middle ground for many. You receive a complete solution integrated with your website or application. At the same time, there’s an option where you don’t have to develop anything on your own. There’s also integration via API: you still have to involve programmers, but you’ll have a head start and save more than six months of work.
We recently wrote about the criteria for choosing a solution for webinars and video conferencing. Today, we’ll cover a tool that allows you to integrate webinars into your web project—the G‑Core Labs video call service.
We’ll discuss its features and advantages, as well as how to use it.
Meet is one of the services of the G‑Core Labs Streaming Platform for video conferencing and webinars.
Unlike other similar platforms, this is not a separate application that you download. It’s a tool that was developed as an IT solution to be integrated with web services. You can embed it into your own website, customize the design, and fully use it on your resource.
For example, we’ve integrated Meet into this article. You can see how the service works right here:
Copy and send the link to another person to invite them to the webinar. Or just open it in a new browser tab for a quick test.
Using the service, you can organize webinars without time limits:
This service uses WebRTC technology, which allows you to transmit video in real time for speakers. To broadcast to large audiences, the service is integrated with the G‑Core Labs CDN. That means each of the 1,000,000 or more webinar viewers will receive the broadcast regardless of where they are in the world.
The solution implemented in the service is compliant with all the requirements of your security department. Broadcasts can be protected against illegal access and copying using AES 128/256 encryption. You can also organize a private connection and provide access via PIN-code. Read more about the methods to protect video content in our article “How to effectively protect video content”.
Our video call service has all the features you need to host a webinar. Speakers get access to cameras and microphones, screen sharing, presentations, and chat. There are features for recording a webinar and relaying it to social networks.
Some platforms, like the video call service, can be embedded into your own web service. But for this, you’ll need to involve programmers and allocate time and money. As a result, implementation will take several months.
Our video call service is specially designed for integration. All you need to do is enable it. All technical procedures are undertaken by G‑Core Labs specialists.
As a result, the whole process can take at most no more than a day.
At the same time, the video player can be branded and customized to perfectly match your brand identity and web design.
This is how we integrated video calls into the website of the Cameo Digital Marketing agency:
Initially, the company used the service for video calls with customers, but now it has its own platform for hosting webinars and online courses.
Meet became the backbone of Momento Solution’s video conferencing and roundtable platform. We implemented video calls into the website, set up an API for advanced service management, session monitoring, and statistics collection, and merged the platform with the website’s CMS subsystem for user accounting.
As a result, Momento Solution was able to execute its concept and gain a competitive advantage.
With the help of our streaming platform, the Tellsy event builder refined its web application and integrated video broadcasts.
The company received an automated video broadcasting feature, as well as the ability to analyze audience activity in real time and receive reports immediately after events. As a result, Tellsy created a more comfortable environment for live communication and saved development time and money.
You can read these and other examples in the “Case studies” section on our website.
|G‑Core Labs||Free cloud services||Paid cloud services*||Free on-premise services|
|Video calls for 1–15 users||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Video calls for 1–2,000 users||✔️||❌||✔️||❌|
|Integration without programming||✔️||❌||❌||❌|
|Users stay on your website||✔️||❌||✔️||✔️|
|Interactive live streaming||✔️||❌||✔️||❌|
|Restreaming to social media||✔️||❌||✔️||❌|
|Compliance with enterprise policies||✔️||❌||✔️||❌|
|Ease of integration||👍||⛔🧐||🧐📖||⛔🤯📖|
* Paid services that force you to use their brand and domain to work with users instead of your own website.
** Spending the time of your employees, developers, and administrators to study, implement, and support the solution.
The entire process from the moment of leaving a request to full integration takes just a few days.
If you apply for a free consultation, our specialists will advise you on the best solution for your project.