ANZ

8×8 snaps up Jitsi open source comms tech from Atlassian

8×8 has acquired the Jitsi open source video communications technology from Australian software firm Atlassian, along with its team of open source video technology experts.

Jitsi’s set of modular open-source projects that allow businesses to easily build and deploy secure video communication services.

“The best video communications solutions are so intuitive and reliable that they help employees conduct shorter, more productive meetings. 8×8 has already developed a world-class meetings solution for enterprises, and we’re focused on maintaining leadership in delivering reliable, crystal-clear video and audio conferencing quality across mobile and desktop applications,” said Dejan Deklich, Chief Product Officer at 8×8.

“Incorporating Jitsi’s open-source technology into our video communications technology platform, and having Jitsi’s talented engineering team play a role in leading our development of dedicated conferencing applications and WebRTC, will open new paths for our customers and further enhance our meetings solution.”

Jitsi is designed to run thousands of video streams from a single server. “It’s fully open source with a community of developers supporting the project as well as 100 percent standards compliant using technologies like WebRTC,” said 8×8. “At the heart of Jitsi is the Jitsi Videobridge conferencing server and Jitsi Meet conferencing and collaboration application.”

Under the deal, Jitsi’s video communications technology – which will be integrated into 8×8’s Meetings video and audio conferencing platform – will remain open source, ensuring that Jitsi stays in the forefront of Video Conferencing industry developments, including new application use cases.

“The open source community has played a critical role in advancing Jitsi’s projects by validating its use in a diverse set of environments and complementing the core team’s development. As part of this acquisition, 8×8 is committed to continuing to support the growing developer community, and we are excited to engage even more,” said 8×8 Chairman and CTO Bryan Martin.

 

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