Citrix Adds Do-It-Yourself Webcasting to Video Lineup

  Citrix Adds Do-It-Yourself Webcasting to Video Lineup

   From small-group presentations to stadium-filled sales seminars, Citrix
    connects people with full range of video-enabled collaboration tools.

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 18, 2013

Citrix announced today the general availability of GoToWebcast in North
America and Europe, providing users with a low-cost, self-service webcasting
tool for up to 5,000 attendees. With the launch of GoToWebcast, Citrix
delivers a simple-to-use, self-service webcasting solution to help
organizations of any size save money and extend their communications globally.
A subscription-based webcasting tool, GoToWebcast allows users to broadcast
unlimited audio and video presentations to live and on-demand audiences of up
to 5,000 viewers, including mobile devices. GoToWebcast provides a
feature-rich, scalable, solution for hosting town hall meetings, financial
briefings or multimedia entertainment events. Attendees can view webcasts from
a computer or mobile device, giving speakers the flexibility to reach
audiences irrespective of time or location. To watch this news via GoToWebcast
on-demand video release click here.

The company also released a beta version of GoToWebinar with HDFaces
supporting their 500- and 1,000-attendee plans. Building on the recently
announced availability of HDFaces for up to 100 participants in GoToWebinar
and GoToTraining sessions, Citrix now provides the most comprehensive and
scalable portfolio of high-definition video collaboration for meetings,
training sessions, presentations and events. HDFaces for GoToWebinar and
GoToTraining delivers the same high-definition video capabilities already
found in GoToMeeting. Thus, the entire Citrix portfolio of high-quality,
video-enabled, collaboration tools creates a richer, more personalized
experience to online attendees by bringing face-to-face video to their small,
intimate team meetings, group training sessions and larger web-based events.

“Audiences are becoming increasingly dispersed as a result of mobile
workstyles. It’s becoming ever more important for organizations to find new
and engaging ways to connect with a geographically distributed audiences,”
said Bernardo de Albergaria, VP and GM of SaaS Products & Markets for Citrix.
“Video is proven to make meetings more productive and attendees more involved
and attentive. The launch of GoToWebcast and addition of HDFaces to
GoToWebinar and GoToTraining, alongside our award-winning GoToMeeting tool,
gives users the widest range of options for connecting with a mass audience
including customers, partners, employees and extended team members.”

The power of Meeting (in HD) Is Believing

"The very best presenters make audience members feel like they are talking
directly to them. With the new video capabilities in GoToWebcast this
powerful, personal connection will be amplified. I can't wait to use it for my
webinars, live events and training sessions!" -Pamela Slim, author, business
coach and speaker.

“HDFaces for a webinar is a game changer. In our business, developing trust
with clients is crucial,” said Lee Rosen, family law attorney with Rosen Law
Firm and GoToWebinar user. “Now we can not only showcase our talents and
business skills through our webinars, but get to know our clients personally.
What could be more powerful than adding a face? I'm certain that we'll see an
increase in conversions, retention, and engagement.”

“As a global survey company based in Ottawa, ON, we sell to customers in 50
different countries around the world. Organizations we serve vary in size,
making the tools we use to connect with our customers extremely important,”
explained said Aydin Mirzaee, co-CEO and co-Founder, FluidSurveys.
“GoToWebinar offers an end-to-end solution that makes the experience easy for
the user and attendees. We’ve started to use the GoToWebinar HDFaces video
feature for our weekly webinars with customers and it’s a key element to the
webinars we run. When customers see the webinar host live and engaged, it
delivers a much more impactful experience.”

“We continue to see real-time video deepening its value-add as a feature of
web-centric collaboration services, and Citrix’s approach to introducing
high-quality HD video to its set of event and training services offers
across-the-board versatility and value to customers,” said Alan D. Greenberg,
senior analyst and partner, Wainhouse Research. “GoToWebcast expands on the
strength of the entire set of purpose-built GoTo offerings. And friendly
services that support an ever-dispersed work environment – one that includes
many disparate mobile and fixed devices – are what enterprises are seeking in
their online event and training applications.”

GoToWebcast Benefits

  *Easy DIY setup. GoToWebcast launches with a simple 5-step webcast wizard
    that walks users through their event setup. Users can choose to: broadcast
    in audio or video, upload presentation documents, share streaming audio or
    video clips during the event, conduct polls and link to different social
    media channels.
  *Subscription-based service with reach. GoToWebcast provides a
    high-quality, lower-cost alternative to hosted webcast services while
    providing scalable reach for up to 5,000 attendees. With a monthly fixed
    fee, users can host unlimited events and reach attendees anywhere, on any
  *Connect from any device. Participants can watch or listen to a webcast,
    including streaming video or audio, from their mobile device without
    downloading any software. GoToWebcast participants can join from mobile
    devices such as an iPhone, iPad, Android device or the new Blackberry

To learn more about the robust GoToWebcast features, including real-time
polling, chat tools, custom branding capabilities and browser-accessibility,
please visit

GoToWebinar and GoToTraining Benefits

  *Presenters can just turn on their webcam. GoToWebinar and GoToTraining
    with HDFaces are compatible with any webcam hardware.
  *Move beyond the lecture. HDFaces moves beyond lecture-style presentations
    based on slide-show visuals to facilitate dynamic communications that
    maximize the event experience. Up to 6 presenters can lead interactive Q&A
    sessions, host panel discussions, and illustrate concepts with “hands-on”
    demonstrations, just as if they were in the same room with their audience.
  *Built for business. With Multistream HD technology, intelligent bandwidth
    optimization and secure 128-bit AES encryption, HDFaces for GoToWebinar
    and GoToTraining provides stable, secure, high-performance video
    capabilities for business webinars and online training.

Citrix Offers a “One-Stop Shop” for High-Quality Collaboration Solutions Built
for Business

Today’s announcements build on the Citrix commitment to be the single “go to”
resource for business collaboration needs. In the past year, Citrix has
delivered innovative services to enable seamless experiences for today’s
distributed and mobile workforce. The company has enabled people to connect,
communicate and share from any location and with any audience using new
collaboration services that include GoToMeeting with HDFaces high-definition
video conferencing; Podio, a collaborative work platform for teams; ShareFile,
for file sharing and storage; and the Citrix GoTo Developer Center for access
to APIs enabling developers to build integrations with GoToWebinar,
GoToTraining and GoToMeeting. Citrix offers a complete collaboration solution
through a range of easy-to-use tools that deliver an elegantly simple
experience for managing today’s mobile workstyles and collaborating more
efficiently. For more information, visit

Related Links:

  *How to Use Video in Online Training
  *7 Best Practices for Using Video in Online Training
  *Online Training Made Easier with Video
  *5 Ways to Use Video in Webinars

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About Citrix

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workstyles—empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, accessing
apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their
own office—simply and securely. Citrix cloud computing solutions help IT and
service providers build both private and public clouds—leveraging
virtualization and networking technologies to deliver high-performance,
elastic and cost-effective services for mobile workstyles. With market leading
solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud networking, cloud
platforms, collaboration, and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations of all
sizes achieve the kind of speed and agility necessary to succeed in an
increasingly mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than
260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue
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