By adding visual presentations and whiteboard functionality to automated audioconference calls, Premiere Conferencing's ReadyCast software aims to make small-group meetings more effective. Targeted mainly at global Fortune 1000 companies, the software is an automated data-collaboration service that enables small, interactive meetings without extensive setup or third-party involvement. Combining the audio quality of the company's ReadyConference product with Internet capability, ReadyCast lets groups share and edit documents, browse the Web, transfer files electronically and share control of desktop applications. Price: $180 for an average six-person, 60-minute meeting. Contact: Premiere Conferencing, 800.234.2546, www.premconf.com.
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