BeamYourScreen brings desktop sharing Web conferences to Apple iPhone

With the release of its award-winning HTML viewer, BeamYourScreen have empowered Apple iPhone users with a means of screen sharing between their handset and desktop PCs, enabling them to participate in web conferences. Open Safari, enter the BeamYourScreen session ID and iPhone users are instantly viewing the desktop screen of the meeting organizer, giving the words ‘seeing is believing’ a whole new meaning.

Part of being on the road every week, means you’re unlikely to always be in the right place at the right time. The same goes for company meetings with many being missed by business travelers unable to attend due to either transport delays, infeasible meeting schedules, rising oil prices – in fact, the list goes on.

However thanks to BeamYourScreen’s HTML viewer, iPhone users are able to employ their handset to join a web conference. Not only can they view the meeting organizer’s PC desktop in true color and in real time, they now carry a means that directly gives them an eye into the meeting room from any corner of the globe.

In the press releease, BeamYourScreen’s Co-Founder, Erik Boos, explains: “Whether they’re in hotels, trains, or airport lounges, regardless of the location, with BeamYourScreen business travelers never have to miss a meeting.”

This is an easy-to-use, affordable way to take part in web conferences. Any iPhone owner can enhance their audio conferences by attending a desktop sharing session straight over the Internet. From any PC, the meeting organizer starts a BeamYourScreen session and can transmit anything from their desktop, including websites, Microsoft Office documents, or PDF files. As there are no downloads nor configurations required.

How do they do it? Users make a phone call and join the audio conference. They then simply open Safari on their iPhone, go to www.joinsession.info, and enter the Session ID. A quick connection means they are instantly able to view the PC screen of the BeamYourScreen session organizer in real-time while chatting through the audio conference. When the iPhone user wishes to leave the web conference they do so by simply closing the Safari window.

“During a meeting, the users can operate the iPhone as usual. They can rotate the handset to view the screen in full-landscape mode, as well as accessing the zoom function,” continues Mr. Boos. “In fact BeamYourScreen’s capability with the iPhone is really a smooth-running experience.”

For more information about using BeamYourScreen on the iPhone, visit http://iPhone.BeamYourScreen.com

11 Comments

  1. Users make a phone call and join the audio conference. They then simply open Safari on their iPhone

    “EDGE data connections are not available while a call is active”

    Only available via WiFi?

  2. It would have to be wifi only at this point, since iPhone doesn’t allow EDGE and voice at the same time. I guess if you take your conference calls in Macdonald’s, that’s fine. Otherwise, if there’s WiFi there’s probably a computer. Use that instead.

    –Rob

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