Michael Westcott and Duffy Mazan, two veterans of the software and events industries, have teamed up to found and launch SecondVenue a technology platform that provides a cloud hosted, always-on workspace for meetings, events and collaboration. Workroom is a video collaboration environment that allows a dozen or more participants to attend via their webcam and microphone or telephone. The space is clean and navigation is simple requiring no training. And it requires no software download.
Priced at between $200 and $1200 per month, Workroom is designed to help organizations stay connected and manage content to improve productivity and is especially suited for integrating into other applications or environments. Integration with Jive community software platform and BaseCamp project management are currently deploying as are integrations with leading virtual event platforms.
Content of all types may be uploaded, downloaded and accessed in secure resource rooms based on permission levels. Users come into a customizable lobby and then access the resources, join a meeting or attend a presentation. A second product called LiveLobby, can be used as a ‘reception lobby’ or presentation space from a typical website and used for webcasts and conversations with multiple speakers on video and an unlimited number of viewers and or listeners via phone or computer. LiveLobby is a simple, standalone video conversation space that is easily linked to any website or application at a lower price than Workroom.
Social media feeds can be integrated and registration includes a LinkedIn login option which brings in attendee profile information.
Formal launch is slated for June 2012.