Named versus Concurrent User Licensing
This page describes Named User and
Concurrent User licensing. Nefsis is licensed either way as determined
by you and your Nefsis account manager or previous purchase. For more
information on your company license or a custom quote, please
||Named User Licensing
||Concurrent User Licensing
|Licensing is governed by Named Users who are identified by their email address.
Each Named User can host and run their own online meetings at
anytime and run them as long as they like, without regard to
other user activity.
A Host can only run one online meeting at a time.
Named User licensing is the
simplest and most common.
||Licensing is governed by Concurrent Users
identified by active connections to the conferencing server or online
service at any one point in time. Similar to ports on a phone system.
Only active, conferencing connections count. See
counting details below.
With Concurrent User licensing, a customer organization can
create as many accounts as they like. The only limit is the number
actually connected and using the service.
Concurrent User licensing is
typically reserved for large companies and licenses that include
our on-premise server product.
|As determined by your license.
For example, a 5 x 25 Named User license allows up to 5 hosts each
running a conference with up to 25 participants each.
||As determined by your license.
For example, a 25 Concurrent User license permits any
combination of conferences with hosts and participants totaling
25 or less. This could include one meeting of 25, two meetings
of 12 and 13, five meetings of 5, and so on.
What is a Named User?
It is the most common form of licensing for online services.
Named Users are typically identified by their logon name or email
address. Nefsis uses email address just like SalesForce.com, Google
Adwords and many other online services.
What is a Concurrent User?
It is an industry standard term that refers to the total number
of people (as measured by network connections), that are connected
to a physical server or online service at any one point in time. The
term "concurrent user" is analogous to "port" or
"line" with respect to a telephone system.
Details Regarding Concurrent User Counting
Only users connected to a real-time, web and video conferencing
session count. Users visiting a welcome page, administrators
using the management console, and scheduled future
conferences do not count. Only users connected to live,
in-process conference sessions count. The Nefsis server
counts each user's browser or Nefsis conferencing
application TCP/IP connection.
For example, several people in
a boardroom watching a conference on a large screen monitor only count as one connection.
Just as a PBX would only count only one telephone line even
though several people are in a conference room, but using
Concurrent User Examples
10 concurrent users – conference server, one online meeting, 10 users
10 concurrent users – conference server, 5 online meetings, 2 users each
Concurrent User Screenshots:
Conference Room Scenario
In this example, we have 9 concurrent users.
Nefsis only counts network connections, so
the four people in the conference room shown at the
bottom of the screen, all in front of one camera
(attached to a conference room PC), only count as 1 in
Here we have 12 concurrent users in one online meeting.
Everyone is connecting from their own desktop, using their
own browsers and individual Internet connections. There
are a total of 12 connections, or 12 concurrent users.
feel free to contact us regarding Nefsis pricing, named users,
concurrent users or custom quotes. You can also
schedule a live demo
to see Nefsis right from your own desktop at any time convenient for