As thousands of employees across the globe connect remotely to their place of employment every day, the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 Coronavirus has highlighted the importance of these working capabilities. Meanwhile, businesses lacking such software have been put in a sticky situation, unable to allow employees into the office and unable to allow them to work productively from home.
Left scrambling to find a remote working solution, companies may find themselves forking out more cash so that they can keep afloat during this period. But we’re here to tell you that that’s not necessary. You may have noticed that a fair number of communications software developers have released limited-time offers in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. 3CX, however, offers a free version perpetually.
Whether you’re thinking of making a permanent move towards remote working, or your office is taking temporary measures, our free Standard Edition license offers a full-featured WebRTC web conferencing solution. Not bad, right?
Free communications features anytime, anywhere
Remote workers can make use of the phone system and its features, such as status, instant chat, the live website chat, web client and smartphone apps, to keep in touch with colleagues and customers. The 3CX WebMeeting feature also allows them to meet face to face and collaborate with features such as whiteboard, PDF sharing, polling and more. And, with integrated WebRTC technology, they can easily create meetings within their browser with no need for any downloads or plugins.
In addition to remote working capabilities for businesses, WebMeeting is also a great solution for e-learning. As well as offering a reliable and collaborative solution for distance learners, it can easily be utilized by schools and universities at times when students are not able to make it to campus.
An excellent example of 3CX WebMeeting is this type of environment is that of the Leonardi Instituti Superiori, an educational institute in the university city of Perugia, Italy. The organization offers a multitude of online courses and has been using WebMeeting for e-learning everyday for the past 4 years.
Why 3CX for remote working?
There are many solutions on the market, many of which are either extremely costly or have significantly limited free versions. For users looking for a free product to connect with employees, students or clients, 3CX cannot be beaten. Not only can you get a full-featured web conferencing solution, but it’s also much more stable.
More reliable and bug-free WebRTC solution
In particular, a WebRTC bug, that has been prevalent amongst many solutions as of late, has caused headsets not to work and audio issues for WebRTC-based products. This bug has affected everything from Google Hangouts to Meet Duo, with open source projects like Jitsi not faring much better. At 3CX, however, we’ve addressed this bug in our own platform, making us more stable than other solutions, which of course is crucial in any working environment, but especially in times of crisis.
by Leonidas Georgiou, 3CX Product Manager, March 6, 2020.