RHUBTM (which stands for
and is pronounced as R HUB)
is a premier provider of web conferencing, remote support, audio
conferencing and video conferencing servers that meet the needs of service
providers and any organization. The Company's end users
total over 2,000,000 in a variety of market segments including
services, manufacturing, healthcare, education, and government.
Unlike competing solutions based on named licenses, every
employee can use the RHUB productivity tools without any extra
costs thanks to the RHUB floating license model. RHUB's patented breakthrough Guaranteed Attendance technology enables users of any
platform to join meetings by using an Internet browser and requiring no
download of any additional software. Connect,
collaborate and engage others as often as needed,
with ultimate on-premise security, simplicity,
speed, integration and branding.
The RHUB technology has been embedded in products from
companies such as Hitachi, Zultys, Central Desktop and service
RHUB is privately-owned and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.
The company was founded in 2005 by Larry Dorie and Dr. John
Mao. The product development started in 2003 by Dr.
John Mao. Initially the product was to address the difficult
firewall traversal issue in web conferencing. Soon the two
founders found that the market needed an server solution to
facilitate deployment, improve security and eliminate monthly
subscription costs to end users. After much testing, they chose
an embedded Linux-based server, which is not only reliable
and cost effective but also consumed less than 4.5 watts of
power. The product was immediately recognized by a leading
magazine, CRN, as one of "2007
Tech Innovators Finalists".
Later in 2007, the product evolved to a “4-in-1” by
delivering 4 applications in one server: web conferencing,
webinar, remote support and remote access. In the same year,
RHUB Communications invented the “RHUB WebView” technology which
guarantees attendance, as it requires no download of any kind.
The technology ensures that anyone using a browser can join a
meeting from different platforms, including Microsoft Windows,
Mac, Linux, Unix, iPhone and Android, so long as the attendee
can browse the Internet. It effectively resolves the most
difficult issue in web conferencing --- attendance failure due
to firewall blocking, locked down computers not allowing
installation of any software, Group Policies, Antivirus,
operating system incompatibility, etc.
In 2008, the company started to offer free audio conferencing
In 2009, the company released version 4.0, which rewrote the
underlying screen capture engine and introduced new compression
algorithms. Version 4.0 significantly improved the system’s
performance and image quality.
In 2010, the company released version 4.2, which delivered
multipoint desktop video conferencing. It also added enterprise
functionalities such as clustered servers, webinar
management, and enhanced Microsoft Outlook integration.
In 2011, version 4.3 was released. It introduced the HD VoIP
audio conferencing. This further optimized the screen update
speed to become one of the fastest products in the industry. In
the same year, the RHUB TM-200 server was named as one of
11 Best Products of 2011 by the leading IT magazine for the
US government, GCN.
In 2012, the company developed its own audio conferencing
bridge to support integrated audio conferencing service, which
allows regular telephone calls (PSTN) to converse with computer headset
calls (VoIP) in one web meeting session. The entire conversation can be
recorded together with the meeting presenter's screen updates.
All callers, PSTN or VoIP, can be individually muted or unmuted.
The current speakers are displayed.
In 2013, the company continued refining the audio
conferencing functions including improved echo cancellation,
recording conversion, toll free audio conferencing and
integration with users' PBXs and third-party audio conferencing
systems. The client GUI was completely rewritten for better user
experience and faster cross-platform development. Development
for iOS and Android mobile clients was launched.
In 2014, the company released the iOS client, improved echo
cancellation, and improved performance to become the fastest
solution for web conferencing. The system performs so fast that
it can stream video played over a desktop together with audio
streaming. Paid toll-free audio conferencing service was