Newcastle, UK based online meetings startup, LyteSpark, has introduced 'Lock & Knock' to its online platform. The platform is intended to give users more control over who enters a meeting room, to ensure private business conversations are secure.
The feature provides real-time notifications when a meeting attendee wants to enter or re-enter the meeting.
The meeting owner can ensure that security is maintained throughout private business communication such as board meetings, online interviews, consultations, and coaching sessions.
With calendar sharing in offices it is easy to see online meeting invitations and conference calls. Users can enter the meeting silently and discover what is going on.
Online meetings can be entered as a guest and no one is any the wiser who is there.
With Lock & Knock, if you set the room to locked using the slide feature on the room, you receive a notification when a user wants to enter the room. You can then decide whether you want to let them into the meeting.
If a variety of people have the meeting room link, you can have control over who enters and when.
LyteSpark has range of price offerings. Single users can host unlimited meetings for free. Rates for enterprises including up to 1,000 host licenses are $3 per user per month. There are also options for small offices and departments.
The product will work with Internet Explorer (with a downloaded RTC software add-on), Chrome, and Firefox. Microsoft Edge is not supported. Screen sharing is supported only in the Chrome browser.
Customers can customize their online meeting rooms with their own branding and backgrounds.
It has Slack integration, providing dedicated video meeting rooms for each of a team's Slack conversations and channels. An automated bot proposes video conversations when it senses that chatting has become ineffective.
There is an integrated real time document editing feature so that everyone may contribute and view the work as it progresses.
Users can make both shared meeting notes, and private notes which can be saved and accessed after the call has finished.
The startup has received funding from the Northstar Ventures proof of concept fund, and has previously raised funds from private angels and from the TSB SMART fund.
Ensuring that the company caters to everybody's needs, Alex Hunte, co-founder, LyteSpark said: "Instead of replicating the current video conferencing tools on the market, LyteSpark has adopted a different approach, focusing on creating an intuitive experience that makes communication easy and effective."