The Portable Server is the ideal solution for anything from high-powered workshops to large-scale events where you cannot or must not rely on the Internet.
The server comes pre-installed with the MeetingSphere software and is capable of serving hundreds of simultaneous participants. The Portable Server is designed for ease-of-use, with automatic configuration of the network and a simple on/off switch. Just plug into a wireless access point and you're ready to go.
The Portable Server is made for non-technical people. Power up and connect a wireless access point to the Ethernet port. Log in with your browser (https) and run your meeting or event. The built-in DHCP server provides IP addresses for up to 239 participant computers. Add routers if 239 computers are not enough. It’s that easy.
Purchase of a Portable Server starts with buying the server box. You then purchase a subscription for the server software adding at least one facilitator subscription. Facilitator subscriptions on Portable Servers offer the user functionality of MeetingSphere Pro which means that facilitators can move meetings between their online deployment and the Portable Server by downloading and uploading them as a file.
In contrast to MeetingSphere Pro, facilitator subscriptions on Portable Servers are not personal but come with a defined number of concurrent participants: 25, 50, 100, 200 or over 200. If you allow it, anyone in your team can just grab the server and run an engaging and productive workshop or event – anywhere!
U.S. Government agencies purchase MeetingSphere Portable Servers under GSA Contract GS-35F-514BA.
Portable Server Hardware
The Portable Server box packs the latest Intel technology into an ultra small, dustproof, industrial grade, fanless aluminum chassis. Running from a solid state disk, the ‘power’ button remains the only moving part. The Portable Server is ‘headless’, meaning that you simply switch it on or off. All configuration and maintenance occurs through the browser. The robust server operating system (CentOS Linux) guarantees stability.
Note: As they are designed and licensed for deployment off the Internet, Portable Servers do not offer voice or screen sharing services.