There's an interesting Canadian tech product launch this week.
Vancouver-based Mingleverse is launching in Canada this coming Thursday. Their product is very interesting to use; a combination of GoToMeeting, Skype, YouTube and video conferencing with social networking features that is Internet based.
They tested the system earlier today. Even a well-scripted test session provides surprises - in this case more positive than negative as it went really well. For anyone testing a new product it had a number of lessons learned including:
- It was much easier to recognize people and have individual conversations in a setting with 25 people than anticipated.
- Mingleverse's audio quality, system tools and features increased participation.
- A Headset is better than speakers and a microphone for overcoming background noise.
The test was well orchestrated and an important technical milestone. We'll see how things go on Thursday when they launch across Canada.