Comparison of supported features

In addition to the Saba Meeting App for Windows and Mac, Saba Meeting also supports the Mobile App and a browser-based Express client.

Table 1. A summary of features supported by the Saba Meeting App client, Express client, and mobile apps
Functionality App Client (Windows/Mac) iPad/iPhone Mobile App Android Mobile App Express Client
Starting and ending events
Starting and leading events (start/stop a session, start/stop recording, promote/demote attendees) Yes Yes Yes No
Viewing welcome URL Yes No No Yes
Viewing logout URL Yes No No No
Modifying exit options during an event Yes No No No
Recording
Recording an event Yes Yes Yes No
Modifying publishing/saving options for an event recording Yes No No No
Viewing online playback Yes No No No
HD video (Premium Video mode) Yes Yes (View-only) Yes (View-only) Yes (View-only)
Show/Hide closed captions Yes No No No
View CC transcript Yes No No No
Audio
Ctrl/F12 keys to activate microphone Yes N/A N/A No
VoIP, telephone and blended audio Yes Yes Yes Yes
Telephone conference call back Yes Yes Yes No
User-friendly microphone controls Yes Yes Yes Yes
Presenter control of VOIP audio volume for attendees Yes No No No
Voice Activity Detection Yes No No No
Audio formats:
  • Medium (ILBC)
  • High (ISAC)
  • Best (OPUS)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
Video
HD video (Premium Video mode only) Yes No No Yes
Multi-point video conferencing up to 25 video channels (Premium Video mode only) Yes No No Yes
Multi-point video conferencing up to 8 video channels (Standard Video mode) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gallery View (Premium Video mode only) Yes No No No
Docked video panel Yes N/A N/A Yes (View-only)
Resizable primary video with multiple video layout modes Yes No No Yes (Beta)
Auto-switching of single-point video feeds Yes Yes (View-only) Yes (View-only) Yes (View-only)
Agenda/content
Thumbnail navigation and preview of agenda items by presenter Yes No No No
Slide title preview by participants Yes No No No
Viewing in full/normal screen mode Yes Yes
Note: On iPad, you can switch to full screen mode by collapsing the left panel. On iPhone, the full-screen mode is always used when viewing content panel.
Yes
Note: On tablet, you can switch to full screen mode by collapsing the left panel. On phone, the full-screen mode is always used when viewing content panel.
Yes
Content scaling and resizing Yes Yes (using iPad/iPhone zoom in/out features) Yes No
External content (requires external application, for example, MS Word) Yes Yes

Supported file types: jpeg, jpg, gif (Not animated), ppt, pptx, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, txt, htm, html, pdf, wav, au, mp4

Yes

Supported file types: jpeg, jpg, gif (Not animated), ppt, pptx, txt, htm, html

Yes
Presenter JIT import of a URL and file to download Yes No
Note: You can view JIT URLs, but cannot import them.
No
Note: You can view JIT URLs, but cannot import them.
No
Note: You can view JIT URLs, but cannot import them.
Viewing PPT animation Yes (via AppShare only) Yes (via AppShare only) Yes (via AppShare only) Yes (via AppShare only)
Export of agenda to PDF No No No No
Application sharing
Sharing multiple applications Yes No No Yes (Beta)
Sharing individual applications Yes No No Yes (Beta)
Sharing the entire desktop Yes No No Yes (Beta)
Controlling remote applications hosted by others Yes No No No
AppShare transition modes (start a poll or an agenda item directly from the AppShare toolbar) Yes No No No
Viewing shared applications Yes Yes Yes Yes
Seamless AppShare toolbar (not visible to participants) Yes No No No
Share device audio during AppShare Yes No No No
Text chat
Prominent chat window that can be docked/undocked Yes No No Yes
Visual alerts when receiving chat Yes Yes Yes Yes
Editing text font/color No No No No
Delete own messages Yes No No No
Whiteboard/markup
Saving to agenda Yes No No No
Drag eraser Yes No No No
Selecting and dragging around Yes No No No
Adding or Editing text Yes No No Yes (Add text only)
Drawing lines Yes No No Yes
Viewing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evaluations, surveys and polls
Post event webinar surveys Yes No No No
Starting a test/evaluation or poll Yes Yes (only if part of an agenda) Yes (only if part of an agenda) No
Taking a test/evaluation or poll Yes Yes Yes Yes
Managing participants
Undocking participant panel Yes (Premium Video mode only) No No No
Promoting to co-presenter Yes Yes Yes No
Giving audio, video, and other controls Yes Yes Yes No
Closed Captioning
Broadcast closed captions Yes No No No
Show/Hide closed captions Yes No No Yes
View CC transcript Yes No No Yes
Breakout rooms
Creating and managing Yes No No No
Speaking to all breakout rooms Yes No No No
Blended audio Yes No No No
Leading Yes No No No
Participating Yes No No Yes
Closed Captioning Yes Yes (View-only) Yes (View-only) Yes (View-only)
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Audible alerts Yes No No No
Caption No No No No
Full set of hot keys Yes N/A N/A No
Screen reader Yes N/A N/A No
Event setup
Multicast events No No No No
Content formats
BMP No No No No
Other
Note: PPT import is supported in a MAC environment only if the Document Conversion Service is enabled.
Yes No No No
SSL
Support for SSL Yes Yes Yes Yes