Coming at you right here over the wires is a story about a group of amateur radio operators (or “hams”) down in the southern part of the United States. These gentlemen work as a team on weekends and evenings to share information and chat re: radio stuffs, and have been doing so as a cohesive group for years. Now, for this group, being spread out over distance and committing only their free time to radio activity (that is, activity relating to radio; not ionizing particles), it’s not always easy to share findings and meet in person; radio waves may carry their voices for miles, but what about graphics or files on their computers’ hard drives? When The Bell Ringers have got images to share, software to demonstrate, or problems to solve, they turn to Acrobat.com for screen sharing and virtual meetings. Let’s dive in and take a look at what it is they do.
Well, maybe not immediately; it’s a subtle addition. But try harder: when you sign into your account at Acrobat.com, take a look at the UI. No, we haven’t chosen a new font and dyed the background pink; we’ve just made it much (much) easier for you to launch your ConnectNow meeting room. Now, when you open up your organizer, look at the top of the page, just above the menu bar, and you’ll see a new tab labeled “Web Conferencing”. Go ahead; click on it.
You’ll immediately be at your launching pad, from which you can not only start a meeting, but also view your subscription and the number of people you’re allowed to invite. You’ll also be shown your meeting room URL so you can copy and paste it into an email or a Facebook post or anywhere you want to put the information for someone attending your meeting. Whenever you’re logged in, you’re only two clicks away from starting a meeting! Now, isn’t that easy?
What do you think of the new addition? Like it? Love it? Loathe it? Let us know by commenting below!
The following comes from Acrobat.com’s Product Marketing Manager, Todd Gerber. Thanks, Todd, for this great story!
In a recent conversation with Ian Marshman, founder of Tourism Strategies, we learned how difficult it can be to market exotic travel destinations across the South Pacific and Australia, and how the company is using Adobe Acrobat.com to overcome many of those challenges.
Marshman explained how Tourism Strategies uses Acrobat.com to share documents with travel agencies scattered in urban and remote locations—regardless of local bandwidth—and accelerate the design, review, and delivery of brochures. The consultancy can distribute these documents more reliably and solicit feedback from travel partners much more conveniently than with size-restricted email servers or with costly and cumbersome physical mailings.
Also, Tourism Strategies has expanded its service offerings with Acrobat.com by delivering electronic diaries to student travelers to enhance experience on educational excursions. The electronic documents—complete with itineraries, assignments, and activities—can be shared both with the students and their parents.
To learn more about how Tourism Strategies is using Acrobat.com, visit: http://adobe.ly/eIt3ms
Todd Gerber, Group Product Marketing Manager, Acrobat.com Solutions