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January 17, 2014

TrueConf Expands Video Conferencing Capabilities to Linux

As unified communications solutions move toward the Web, companies from all industries, including government, education, financial institutions and retail, are looking how they can incorporate collaboration features on all popular platforms for any type of usage on mobile devices.

This week, TrueConf, a provider of interactive video communication solutions, introduced its software for Linux in beta version, which is designed for Ubunti 12.04 and Debian 7.2.0 and above.

This announcement comes off the heels of the company’s announcement to bring BYOD collaboration to video conferencing in November 2013. The TrueConf video conferencing solution supports desktops and laptops running on Windows or OS X, mobile devices on iOS and Android, and Chrome and Mozilla browsers using WebRTC. In terms of BYOD, any employee can hop on a video conference call from practically any type of device without issue.

The first version of TrueConf Linux will offer point-to-point calls, group video conferences and instant messaging, authorization through social networks and LDAP, and connection to TrueConf Online service and TruConf Server video conferencing server. Users will be able to change equipment without needing to end a call.

"The release of TrueConf for OS Linux is a logical continuation of our development of cross-platform solutions for business,” says Michael Gotalsky, TrueConf CEO, in a statement. “Nowadays, business owners know they can cut costs on IT infrastructure using Linux and Open Source software. Our clients have often asked us to make an application for Linux. The demand for quality business-grade video conferencing for Linux is growing rapidly and TrueConf is proud to offer a solution. We have made it fully compatible with our mobile and cloud solutions, as well as with TrueConf Server."

The latest version of TrueConf Server, 4.1, was released in September 2013, fully embraced with WebRTC. It offers full support for browser-based video broadcasting using WebRTC and the VP8 video codec.

“Our products use the most effective and advanced communication technology available in the world today,” said Gotalsky. “We have been able to support the WebRTC standards in our solutions after just two months after its official release, and we are the first to implement this technology in the form of a finished, enterprise-ready product for corporate videoconferencing that works within private networks.”

Edited by Stefania Viscusi


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