Here is where you can find answers to simple questions that you may have in regards to VEROHive
Is VEROHive Free?
VEROHive offers many features and functions free to members on the VEROHive Main Channel. From unlimited meetings, recording, backgrounds, green screen, video frames and more.
VEROHive’s other channels such as Town Hall are premium services that are used by enterprise clients, entertainment content producers, webcasters and much more. The premium features include all that VEROHive Main does but everything else that may be developed in the future for this Channel. Also integration from the digital document management platform DocuMega makes it a tool for all types of businesses globally.
Other Premium Channels soon to be launched are the “DEALROOM” and the “BOARD ROOM” both geared towards business.
Do I need a VEROHive account to access a meeting?
The answer is Yes, you need an account to enter a meeting due to the heavy security that is involved, this protects the VEROHive community and its members.
How do I sign up for VEROHive?
That’s pretty simple, go to any VEROHive web client, whether its Main or Town Hall, and create an account. You will be asked to verify your email and enter the pin code that will be emailed to you, once you do that then you are free to use VEROHive and enjoy the experience.
Where do I download the latest version of VEROHive Channel Applications?
You can download any VEROHive desktop client right on VEROHIVE.com and use it right on your PC
How do I join a VEROHive meeting?
If you are an attendee of a meeting then simple copy the Room ID that you received when you were invited to the meeting and on your dashboard you will paste that Room ID in the Attendee area. Which is the last slot under your profile and PRESS GO!
I am using a web browser, why isn't my camera/video working?
When using the web client you MUST allow the browser to access your camera and microphone, if you don’t allow that then you will not see your video stream. The easiest way to check this is to press the little lock next to the https://www.verohive.net and see if your browser is allowed to access your camera and microphone.
Make sure that you are using the latest Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge Chrome browser. VEROHive DOES NOT support Safari browsers. If you are using a Mac device then you MUST close Safari otherwise it will not allow Chrome or any other browser to access your camera or microphone.
Can I use a Bluetooth headset with VEROHive?
Of Course you can, as long as that Bluetooth device is compatible with your computer or mobile device you are good to go!
Do I need a webcam to use VEROHive?
YES you do however in the near future we will allow for those without webcams to enter into a meeting with only their microphone.
What is the Dashboard?
The Dashboard is where you can find your profile picture, username, VERO Number, email and other profile information that you added. This is also where you can Paste the Room ID of a scheduled meeting, Create a New Room or join a Room as an Attendee.
This is also where you will find the three lines on the left hand corner of the screen which give you a list of other functions that you can access.
Can I use my Mobile Phone to use VEROHive?
Using your mobile phone’s web browser to access the VEROHive web client isn’t recommended, it is being allowed as an option while the Megahoot Messenger is being developed. Once that is released then the mobile web access to VEROHive will be blocked as the Megahoot Messenger will be the ONLY messenger that will give you access to a VEROHive meeting and so much more.
How do I schedule a meeting on VEROHive?
Simple, on your dashboard and click on the three lines on the upper left hand side of the screen. Go down and click on Schedule Meeting and then schedule your meeting.
Why Does My Video Stream Stutter or Seem Choppy?
Laggy livestreams are usually caused by one of a few things: you’re either having a problem with your internet connection, you’re overloading your computer, your browser settings are not set properly or your browser is not up to date . When possible, you should be streaming using a wired connection. It will speed up your live video stream, and is more reliable than a WiFi connection. Also make sure that your browser is up to date or it is recommended using the VEROHive Desktop Client for the best user experience. Using a wired connection and the Desktop Client will make your VEROHive experience so much better.
Can I record a VEROHive meeting?
DEFINITELY you can. As a host you can record your meeting, select who you are recording and when , you can remove them from a recording all together or have them solo in the recording, the choice is yours. We will have a training video on this topic soon. The ONLY channels that you cannot record on is the DEAL ROOM and the BOARD ROOM is optional, these are the most private communication VEROHive Channels.
How do I reset my VEROHive password?
You can easily reset your password here: https://www.verohive.net/forget
Does VEROHive use Blockchain Technology?
ABSOLUTELY, the VEROHive community enjoys the incorporation of Megahoot’s Advanced Blockchain Technology which allows for enhanced end to end encryption.
What is the Reception Area?
The VEROHive Reception Area is your first stop before entering a meeting, this is a security measure so that any and all Attendees MUST be allowed or denied access to a meeting by the host of that meeting. An Attendee can be in the Reception Area before the host.
The Reception Area keeps an attendee busy, you can view the latest news, learn more about VEROHive, watch a music video and of course make sure you look good for your meeting in the camera check that automatically shows up. Its similar to a virtual green room that you would find in Hollywood.
Why do I have to verify my email?
Whenever someone signs up for any of the VEROHive Channels they have to verify their email for security reasons. It’s a measure of protection for the VEROHive member and the VEROHive community. You will receive a unique one time pin via email that you will enter when asked to on the sign in page, once verified then you are free to enjoy using VEROHive securely and privately.
Security and Connection for VEROHive, Google Meet and Zoom
VEROHive itself is a highly Secure, Private and Proprietary system, it is not reliant on third party applications, so the VEROHive web client establishes a secure connection which may cause a slight delay in your stream showing up in the room. The desktop clients provide a quicker connection but keep in mind as additional servers are added globally to VEROHive the connection speed will increase but the security will be very high. The live meetings are only accessible by the host and their guests not by VEROHive or other prying eyes. An additional line of defense is VEROHive’s Proprietary “Reception Area” and this is where attendees wait to come into a meeting, its like a Green Room for VEROHive attendees, an attendee CANNOT enter a room directly and ONLY a host can grant or deny them access.
VEROHive is end to end encrypted and not just encrypted, so it provides an additional layer of security to members.
Google Meet as well is a secure system but Google owns the Chrome Browser and have the extensions in place needed for their connection. Google offers this service through their Gmail or Google+ websites and may not be as private as users would like. The connection is quicker due to their global servers and their Chrome extensions but the functions and features may leave a lot to be desired. Just as with VEROhive, Google Meet generates a unique encryption key for each meeting which expire after the meeting is over, this provides extra security for its users.
Google Meet provides encryption but it is not end to end encrypted, however its much more secure than Zoom.
Zoom just recently offered end to end encryption due to pressure from the FTC and still its not as private or secure as a user would want, there have been many instances of random people just jumping into a meeting who weren’t invited. Their connection is slightly quicker but they do not offer a web client so their desktop or mobile clients are needed to access the system, which allows them to control how the meetings look and feel. Its rapid deployment has left a lot on the ground security wise.
“The security on Zoom leaves a lot to be desired and In 2019, it was revealed Zoom had quietly installed a hidden web server on user devices that could allow the user to be added to a call without their permission. And a bug discovered this week would enable hackers to take over a Zoom user’s Mac, including tapping into the webcam and hacking the microphone” – The Guardian.
“Zoom was banned by many schools around the world, Elon Musk’s venture SpaceX, Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered as well as governments in Germany, Taiwan and Singapore. A Zoom spokesman reiterated that companies across the world have done exhaustive security reviews of its platform and were using its services” – Reuters
Whats the difference between a Host and an Attendee?
A HOST is the person that created the Room and is hosting the meeting, they have total control of the meeting from who is allowed in and who isn’t, they control all recording and files, who is allowed to share a screen or not. ONLY the person that created the Room can host that particular Room, an Attendee cannot become a host of that room.
An ATTENDEE is the person who was invited to the meeting, they do not control any functions of the room other than accessing emoticons, sharing a file, group chat and when given permission sharing their screen. They cannot take on the role of a HOST for that particular meeting, if an ATTENDEE wishing to host a meeting they would need to create a new Room themselves.
How do I create a Room quickly?
Simple, on your Dashboard go to the Create a Room slot under your profile and enter a name for your Room and press GO!
Your new room is created, just be aware that the name of your room will be seen by any Attendee coming into your meeting, so choose your Room name wisely.
Does VEROHive have a mobile app?
VEROHive does not have a mobile app for each Channel HOWEVER the Megahoot Messenger will give the VEROHive community access to joining ANY VEROHive meeting they are invited to from their mobile device. The Megahoot Messenger will combine the best of a few worlds using Advanced Blockchain Technology, True Peer to Peer system, Ephemeral Messages, Stickers, Video and Audio calls, Video and Audio messages, End to End Encryption and so much more.
It will be available on desktop, mobile and possibly as a web client.
Will VEROHive have an application for people just to attend a meeting?
YES, VEROHive will be releasing a Mini-App that will allow anyone to attend a meeting they are invited to with the click of a link in their email.
The Host when scheduling a meeting will have an email confirmation automatically sent out to the people they invite to the meeting, in that email there will be a link for the person to either download the Mini-App and do the initial set up OR a link that will automatically access the Mini-App, open it and place the person in the Reception Area waiting for the Host to let them in the meeting.
Once the Mini-App is initially setup then that person will not have to sign in again in the future when clicking that link they receive in an email from a Host.
How people can I have in a meeting?
Now that all depends on your CPU power, VEROHive allows for 30, 50, 100 or more Attendees in a room however not all systems can support that capacity.
How many people can I have in a Recording?
Every Channel has its own parameters, VEROHive Main allows for two people simultaneously in a recording HOWEVER the feature is that if you have 30 people in a room you can switch the people in the recording at will from one to another to another and so on. While Town Hall allows for nine people simultaneously, Deal Room does NOT allow recording at all and the Board Room has recording as optional.
Will VEROHive have Virtual Backgrounds and Green Screen?
YES, currently VEROHive has a Green Screen feature and we are working diligently to release the virtual backgrounds. Since VEROHive is a custom system built from the ground up on heavy security , third party applications in some cases cannot be used and in other cases it just takes time to integrate into the system due to security. But we will be making virtual backgrounds available to members soon enough!
Do I need to create an account for every VEROHive Channel?
NO, you have one sign in across all VEROHive Channels. The only time this is different is when it relates to VEROHive custom enterprise platforms which are close end platforms specifically for that client.
Is VEROHive a publicly traded company?
NO, VEROHive is not a publicly traded company, it is a division of American Software and Technology company Megahoot. Learn more at www.megahoot.com