Seeking to spur sales of its OmniJoin Web conferencing service among small and midsize businesses (SMBs), Brother International has assembled a pre-packaged set of peripherals that make it easier to set up and use. Yes, it's far more than just a multi-function printer vendor.
The company's OmniJoin Web Conferencing in a Box offering includes a high-definition Webcam, compact USB speakerphone and four months of the OmniJoin basic service.
OmniJoin has been available since June 2012 as a standalone service. It includes collaboration features such as screensharing, cloud storage (for recording and archiving meetings), whiteboards, chat and the ability to customize views. The basic service starts at $49 per month, for hosting meetings with up to 30 attendees.
The company doesn't publish a suggested list price for the bundle, which started shipping in June 2013, but I was about to find it at online retailers for $135 to $170.