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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Kopano Releases Enterprise Video Calling App "Meet"

Kopano has released Kopano Meet, Kopano’s new video meeting app that combines the benefits of open source with great usability.

Kopano Meet will offer security, privacy and control for businesses of all sizes.

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.”

Kopano Meet will replace the existing Kopano Web Meetings once it reaches feature parity. For more details see the Kopano Meet documentation here and the FAQ here.

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