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State Of The Art Video Conferencing across All Platforms: StarLeaf

thesiliconreview-starleaf-19Video conferencing is one of the most widely used tools for conducting meetings between professionals located at different locations. It is used not only by large corporations but also by individuals for casual conversations. StarLeaf is a company that provides video conferencing systems that can be used over television monitors, desktops as well as mobile phones.

Founded in the United Kingdom, the StarLeaf Cloud is built from the ground up with only StarLeaf owned and operated technology, it doesn’t rely on any third-party systems, making it incredibly reliable and secure. It is also fully redundant and duplicated at each of our Points of Presence (PoPs). Therefore, in the exceptional case of failure at any one of StarLeaf data centers, the connection is automatically redirected to an alternative PoP. 

Here are some of StarLeaf’s offerings

Video Conferencing

StarLeaf’s cloud technology offers unparalleled interoperability with other video calling services, so clients can reach out and connect with the widest possible audience. Remove barriers to communication and hold video conferences that anyone can join, from anywhere, on any device. StarLeaf’s flexible and intuitive technology facilitates productive meetings, enabling greater collaboration and easier sharing of ideas wherever you are and whatever device you are on. Whether in a smaller huddle space or a large auditorium, at your desk or on the move, StarLeaf’s video conferences are as close as you can get to bringing your whole audience into the same room.

Video Calling

Communicate better and make decisions faster with cloud-based video calling that’s as easy as a face-to-face conversation. Wherever you are and whatever device you are on, StarLeaf lets you make calls to anyone, anywhere, on any video calling device. Hold peer-to-peer or group video calls that feel as if you’re in the same room as the person you’re calling. StarLeaf’s video calling offers reliability and high definition voice and video, with great quality even on slower connections.

StarLeaf transforms your organization; integrating and syncing with calendars and contacts, and making communication and collaboration easier than ever before. With easy video calling available everywhere from mobile devices to meeting rooms, and the ability to call anyone on any device or room system, it’ll become an integral part of how you operate.


Help your employees to work more productively and collaborate more easily with a messaging service that lets teams and individuals quickly discuss projects, ask questions and keep up-to-date. With one-to-one messaging, group chats, and the ability to escalate any chat to a video call, it’s all about effective communication. Log in anywhere, on any device and have all your contacts, all your groups, and your entire conversation history right there straight away. So whether you’re at your desk, working from home, or stuck on the train, all the information you need is at your fingertips.


StarLeaf Encore is a video call recording service that helps you to get more out of important video meetings and remote training sessions. It allows you to capture all the audio, video and screen sharing in high definition and then download or share it so that you can review what was discussed, send it to non-attenders, or allow a wider audience to benefit. StarLeaf Encore works with StarLeaf endpoints giving you a visible button to start or stop recording at any time. StarLeaf Encore will also work with Cisco, Polycom or Lifesize endpoints registered to StarLeaf.

Administrator Controls

No matter how many users or meeting rooms you have or where in the world they are, StarLeaf’s powerful admin controls allow you to update settings from a single location, check device and user statuses at a glance, and provision new meeting rooms and user accounts, all from a user-friendly dashboard. Improve productivity and efficiency with detailed usage reports. In-depth reporting lets you understand which rooms see the most use, which users or departments make more calls, and which call types are most popular. Having this sort of information at your fingertips allows organizations to make informed decisions about office real-estate and future investment in resources.

StarLeaf Cloud Platform

Security is of paramount importance to StarLeaf, and we take it very seriously, which is why we own and manage our own cloud-based network. StarLeaf Cloud uses secure and certificate-based authentication to ensure privacy for all your communications, storing all data in your local jurisdiction.

Our firewall traversal solution has been designed to use a single TCP port and at most one UDP port. This means you don’t need to open up a range of ports through your firewall which can weaken your network’s defenses. StarLeaf also runs regular security audits and even offers a bug bounty program to ensure that we prevent any vulnerability.

StarLeaf has many Points of Presence, strategically located all around the world to ensure unparalleled connectivity and efficient call routing with low latency. We use advanced techniques to deliver the highest possible quality of service whatever the network, such as the use of resilient codecs, forward error correction, direct media paths, and dynamic bandwidth management. These techniques deliver exceptional quality, not only over enterprise-class, MPLS wide area networks but also over less reliable networks such as the Internet.

At the heart of the StarLeaf Cloud is a management portal that gives you complete control over your StarLeaf video conferencing deployment. From this dashboard, you have the ability to provision and manage room systems and users, including all additions, moves, and changes. Ongoing management is also made easy, with the ability to remotely update settings for your full deployment of meeting rooms, anywhere in the world.

StarLeaf was founded by Mark Loney, Mark Richer, and William MacDonald

“We provide Premium video conferencing for the modern enterprise.”