Close Platform Pedigree
The platform has the very best pedigree:
- Two key elements are Pexip for Face to Face Meetings and Twilio for Audio access at 2.5p a minute.
- These are complimented by an Azure Data centre network covering 140 countries connected by the military grade secure Azure network.
Pexip's pedigree as the ONLY Microsoft certified solution for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.
Pexip cloud services can be provisioned worldwide instantly on close global’s management portal.
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Close global have developed over 5 years a management portal that can provision virtual meeting spaces across a global Azure network, instantly. It enables you to make a call seconds after creating a room from anywhere in the world.
The Azure Network provides a number of instant benefits:
Firstly, Microsoft engineered security to military standards.
Secondly, data centres in 54 areas and regions, but provide crystal clear meeting quality.
Thirdly, these data centres are connected buy a high quality secure VPN.
Fourthly, he's data centres I've connected to locally ensuring Media streams Travel worldwide in less than 200 milliseconds.
Five, instant dynamic provisioning to ensure unlimited capacity
Meetings on Azure service With military level security, globally linked on a powerful virtual private network. The location of these data centres and their connectivity ensure high quality which when added to the dynamic provisioning guarantees capacity.
Close Global, Azure options - overflow
Close can complement any on-premise requirement by locating an edge server in your DMZ that connect to the global cloud giving you unlimited cloud capacity.
Today there is no need to have both audio conferencing, web screen sharing and Face to Face communication.
Close offer Twilio's global audio service in two formats:
- Pay As you Go at 2.5p a minute
- Bundled 400 minutes for £10 per month
Typical we undercut Bt conferencing rates by 40%
We have a pricing approach called FLEX, designed as the name suggests to be flexible with:
- No minimum room numbers
- No minimum 1 year term
- PAY AS YOU GO per minute tariffs and subscription rates from as little as £19 a month
- The ability to migrate from PAY AS YOU GO to subscription terms
LEVEL 1 We start with two FREE offers for you to sign up
Option 1 - Free Trial - Unlimited Meetings, Attendees - 14 days limit
This helps test the service anywhere worldwide with no meeting and attendee limits
Option 2 - Freemium - Advanced Testing - 3 Attendees, 30 minutes meeting time per session
This enables every advanced use case to be tested without cost, from Dragging Video Units into Skype for Business meetings to basics likely Recording or Streaming cross platform meetings.
LEVEL 2 Pay As You Go - Unique to Close Global - per minute tariff
This enables companies to have a Virtual Meeting Room and Pay only for what they use.
The benefits here are simple:
- One class of service across an organisation, everyone has a room
- No crippling subscription costs for low volume users that prevent single solutions for the whole company
- No set up costs
- Single monthly scheduled billing detailed by minute andsummarised in a single charge.
Both Video and Audio are available on per minute Pay as you Go tariffs - 20p a minute for Video, 2.5p a minute for audio.
FLEX - enables high use Pay As You Go users to migrate to subscription tariffs at any month end to cap costs!
Level 3 - Screen share - basic subscription - From £14.90 a month
The screen share option means you can share screens between Skype for Business and Web Browser users.
Level 4 Personal Rooms - Single Host Virtual Meeting Rooms
Small Rooms max 5 attendees at £19 a month
Medium Rooms max 10 attendees at £39 a month
Level 5 Personal Rooms - Single Host - Unlimited Attendees
This is a personal room with no limits, for executives who want freedom.
Level 6 Team Rooms - Up to 10 Hosts
Ideal for small teams to share the cost of a room, with everyone able to manage the room, send invites via their dashboard. The cheapest
Prices from £8.90 a host are the most cost effective, and again unique in the industry.
Level 7 Video Rooms
These are powerful rooms with additional features that include
- Dialling Video units or Skype for Business users from your virtual room
- Dragging Video Units into Skype for Business Units using automatic dialling
All the Rooms come with 1 Click to Join for both host and guest from Browsers on desktop, laptops and smart devices.
This is not a normal service being 5D capable, connecting any device and any platform
Two massive benefits being:
Any Device access - enabling you to use familiar devices - overcoming tradition fears of old video conferencing units
Any platform access - unique the Pexip powered offering gives IT directors Flexibility.
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