Kopano Releases Enterprise-Ready Video Calling App ‘Meet’

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Kopano Releases Enterprise-Ready Video Calling App ‘Meet’

DELFT, 30 January 2019 ‑ Today, Kopano, a leading vendor of open source collaboration software, will officially release Kopano Meet: Kopano’s new video meeting app that combines the benefits of open source with great usability.

Kopano Meet is the first open source, progressive web application for video-based communication that is suitable for use at enterprise level. The software is by default peer-to-peer encrypted and can be used in the private cloud. As a result, companies can keep their data under control, making Kopano Meet more secure than its closed source counterparts.

Bob Huisman, Kopano’s vice president of Product Development: “Many of our customers were in need of an open source video conferencing app that they can use on all their devices, including mobile phones. Improvements in web applications and wider acceptance of WebRTC inspired us to develop Meet as a progressive web app (PWA). The beauty of PWAs is that they behave just like regular web applications but provide native app-like integration with mobile device platforms such as Android or iOS.”

The first release of Kopano Meet includes high-definition video and audio, one-to-one video calling and group calls. In the next releases, we will add screen sharing and one-to-many video broadcasting to the set of functionalities.

Brian Joseph, Kopano CEO, “Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine a workspace without video calling possibilities. There are quite a few well-known enterprise-ready video calling applications on the market, like Skype for Business, Zoom and GoToMeeting. However, none of these applications is open source. With Kopano Meet we are filling this gap and although there are still a few steps to take, I think we succeeded.”

People who want to give Kopano Meet a try can check out the documentation on the Kopano community website.

Contact

Toos Stoker, Marketing & Communication Coordinator
Telephone: +31 15 2517713
Email: t.stoker@kopano.com
Elektronicaweg 18, 2628 XG Delft, The Netherlands

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2 Comments

  1. Avatar anonymous says:

    You will never be on par with Skype for Business or Teams, if you only provide video conferences. Skype for Business (and now Teams) replace the whole PBX in big companies. Just look at Audi, BMW, Bosch, SAP…

    User don’t want to fiddle with this client for that, other client for this and so on. I’m also in a company who use Skype for Business and it only becomes the defacto Standard because it isn’t good at all in specific tasks, but it’s one client programm for *all* collaboration. I never have a single chance if I suggest Kopano because of this reason.

    Also, video conferences don’t just happens on the Desktop or Tablet only, but also with room systems like Lifesize. Where is the integration for Kopano Meet?

    Then I must see half backed “integrations” like Mattermost. It feels like an foreign body in Kopano.

    Know your enemy, have a look how users in big companies work with Skype for Business, Lifesize and the others…

    • Toos Stoker Toos Stoker says:

      Thank you for your honest comment.

      Making integrations possible, and creating a seamless experience for our users is very important, and we are working on improving these things in Kopano too :).

      But we also see a growing interest in software that allows users to manage their data locally, or review and extend the software themselves. We try to make Kopano an effective tool for those users who prefer not to or can’t use closed source software like Skype for Business.

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