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OpenMeetings 1.8 Released

There are two new features

OpenMeetings recently released version 1.8 of its Web-Conferencing Platform.

There are two new features: an activity window that shows all user activity in a room and an advanced math and clipart tool, added to have almost 2000 symbols available on the whiteboard. Together with the ability to resize, drag and rotate those icons it should be a useful new feature especially for teachers. Additionally a lot of small UI bugfixes and improvements have been implemented.

OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference in the Web. You can use your microphone or webcam, share documents on a white board, share your screen or record meetings. It is available as hosted service or you download and install a package on your server with no limitations in usage or users.

Main features are:
- Audio/Video Conferencing
- Desktop Sharing and Remote Control
- Multi-Whiteboard with import of a Office and PDF documents
- Complete Sessions recording and integrated playback
- integrated messages center, contact handling and calendar
- managing users and roles via integrated administration interface

It has various integration for Moodle, Sakai, SugarCRM and other CMS and Websites. It comes with a REST/SOAP API for integration as well as LDAP/Active Directory Integration. It is translated in over 30 languages and downloaded in total over 500.000 times. Support is available via the community or commercially at http://www.openmeetings.de.

References:
http://www.openmeetings.de
http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openmeetings

More Stories By Sebastian Wagner

Sebastian Wagner is the founder of Web-Conferencing OpenMeetings. OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to instantly set up a conference in the Web.