Amazon just announced a new video and teleconferencing system for the business users. Named Amazon Chime, this new conferencing system from Amazon Web Services (AWS) can compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting.
In addition to video messaging and VoIP calling, Amazon Chime users can also experience virtual meetings with up to 100 participants. Price starts from $2.50 per month for each user, with a higher tier plan of $15 per user. In case you don’t want to pay, there’s a basic option available for free but is limited to video calls and chat rooms between two persons.
Amazon also offers a free tier of all the features for 30 days. After that, you can choose to keep the basic option or pay for more advanced functionality.
Enjoy noise free video conference
What makes me more interested about Amazon Chime is a visual roster of meeting participants, which includes information like who is currently connected, the ability of single-click to join a call, as well as participants who have distracting background noise interrupting the conference. It means you can easily mute a fellow participant if there’s a barking dog or background music disturbing everyone in the meeting.
“It’s pretty hard to find people who actually like the technology they use for meetings today. Most meeting applications or services are hard to use, deliver bad audio and video, require constant switching between multiple tools to do everything they want, and are way too expensive,” said Gene Farrell, Vice President, Enterprise Applications, AWS. “Amazon Chime delivers frustration-free meetings, allowing users to be productive from anywhere. And with no ongoing maintenance or management fees, Amazon Chime is a great choice for companies that are looking for a solution to meetings that their employees will love to use.”
Amazon Chime is currently available for MacOS, Windows, iOS, and Android devices.