Less than a week after Facebook Launched Messenger Rooms — a videoconferencing platform designed to take on Zoom and Microsoft Teams — Kaltura, known for its lecture capture and storage platform, is entering the videoconferencing market, too. Kaltura Meetings, according to the company, is a “video communication and collaboration suite of products to take enterprise communication to the next level.”
Kaltura Meetings includes one-click entry, digital whiteboarding, shared meeting notes and downloadable chats. This new videoconferencing technology comes along with Kaltura’s Video Portal built in, allowing users to manage, search, edit, publish and automatically transcribe and translate all meeting recordings. Cloud recordings of collaboration spaces are accessible any time after the meeting, flowing directly into the Video Portal.
Kaltura’s Communication and Collaboration suite includes the new Meetings product in addition to Townhalls, Webinars, Podcasts, Video Messaging and a full video content management system — supporting any meeting size, including events with hundreds of thousands of attendees. For example, many customers already use Kaltura in collaboration with Zoom and Webex, such that all their meeting recordings automatically flow into Kaltura’s video portal easy discovery. Kaltura has also integrated its new Kaltura Meetings virtual spaces directly within Microsoft Teams, enabling a seamless workflow in the Teams interface.