This PC World article by Robert Strohmeyer had some great things to say about 8x8 Virtual Room in this recent review of five different video conferencing services: Business Videoconferencing Showdown: Meet Face-to-Face.
Here are a few article highlights:
“8x8 Virtual Room videoconferencing service stands out from the others in this roundup for offering scalable support for advanced video phones and telepresence hardware without requiring businesses to deploy their own on-premises infrastructure.”
“…8x8 Virtual Room lets you stream video—up to 15 streams–and share apps, presentations, and desktops. But its main differentiator is its support for Polycom VVX and HDX conferencing equipment, which makes it a full-blown telepresence service without saddling you with the burden of managing your own on-premises back-office systems.”
“The service is aimed squarely at midsize companies that want to use high-end telepresence hardware in conjunction with midrange Polycom phones and webcams on a single conference, without making the six-figure infrastructure investment usually required for those capabilities. Of all the services we tried, Virtual Room delivered the smoothest video by far, even from webcam-based users.”