August 17, 2022 6:56 pm
TrueConf will provide Russian companies with a free video conferencing server software. Up to 100 devices can be connected to it. This is not the first time such solutions have been provided free of charge on the Russian video conferencing market, but usually the duration of such licenses is limited to a trial period. TrueConf promises to provide a free server indefinitely. However, competitors don’t believe in free licenses and only see them as a PR move.
As CNews is aware, TrueConf will provide Russian companies with its video conferencing (VC) server software free of charge. The duration of the user licenses will be unlimited. CNews was informed by representatives TrueConf.
Trueconf MCU solution (Multi-point control unit – server multipoint conference) will allow domestic companies to conduct video conferencing by connecting hardware video conferencing terminals, including those manufactured by Cisco, Poly, etc.
Free videoconferencing can be installed on 100 videoconferencing terminals. At the same time, the user can conduct up to four video conferences. At the same time, second developerThere are no time limits for conferences.
The server will be provided “in order to support Russian companies in the face of sanctions and the rejection of foreign products”, the company assures. To use the server, contact the sales offices and technical support TrueConf is not required, the product will be available for direct download.
Learn more about the server
Trueconf MCU designed to replace foreign MCUs and combine SIP hardware /H.323-terminals, as well as downsizing the existing videoconferencing network in the organization. Using the server in the conference, up to 150 points (up to 256 cascaded) can be combined – meeting rooms and video conferencing terminals, as well as browsers, the company notes.
TrueConf will distribute 100 video conferencing licenses to each company for free and indefinitely
“The solution provides secure online meetings with support for simultaneous translation and flexible control of video layouts, cameras and microphones of video conferencing terminals, as well as the transmission of video files, presentations and other content,” TrueConf emphasizes.
Trueconf MCU works on processors Intel And AMDas well as on the Russian platform “Elbrus“. The server is compatible with Operating system Astra Linux“High and
Debian. Solution included Russian software registry to Mint pancake.
Competitors don’t believe in free licenses
Proposal Trueconf not the only one on the market. VideoMost developer, Spirit company Start to distribute a free video conferencing server from spring 2020. According to company representatives, this offer has proved to be in high demand.
“Everyone can use it for free cloudy service
SaaS VideoMost every 100 participants in a videoconference with tools for
joint work team ”, representatives of the Spirit. – Or alternatively and in addition use a free server VideoMostincluding the link
SIP– subscribers from the terminals Cisco, Poly etc.”.
However, the Spirit solution is not unlimited, but is provided for a trial period, which in the standard case is three months.
10 simple steps: How to enter new foreign markets using the My Export platform
In addition to Spirit, IVA Technologies announced a support program in early spring 2022 Russian companieswithin which it provides a free license to the domestic platform videoconference VAT MCU. It is also limited to three months and is available for 50 concurrent users.
“Globally, we don’t believe in free services and, in our view, customers do too, as any service should have support and development,” the CEO told CNews. VAT technologies Stanislav Iodkovskij. – Videoconferencing solutions are very sensitive to business processes and require deep integration Panorama IT organization and corporate security systems“.
“Now the Russian video conferencing market is in the phase of increased competition among domestic developers,” the company’s deputy director and co-founder told CNews. Won Dmitry series. – Each salesperson trying to import the disappeared Western solutions in the way at his disposal, he first of all goes to war marketing and loud statements, and only in the second – an honest technological duel and a competition of developments.
A CNews source on the video conferencing market proposed several versions of the Trueconf strategy. “Maybe they don’t want to develop this development anymore, that is the MCU (a rather expensive story and maybe they are not very good at it and they go technologically), and so others developers to spoil one’s life a little and at the same time to declare oneself in the right way, the MCU published such for free, ”he says.
The source also suggested that the company has decided to “stir up” competitors, particularly IVA Technologies. According to another version, the demand for Trueconf MCU it turned out to be low and incomparable with development costs, so the company decided to use it for promotion.
The alignment of forces in the videoconferencing market
According to Research CNews, today the share of Russian videoconferencing solutions represents 20% to 30% of the market, while the demand for domestic development has recently increased significantly and accounted for 90% of all new purchases VKS.
At the end of 2021, the leader of the ranking was Rubytech, the company earned 995 million rubles on projects for the implementation of videoconferencing. In second place Webinar groupoffering their own solution Webinar meetingswho positions himself as a domestic “killer” Enlarge. In 2021, the company earned RUB 923 million. In July 2022 the company was bought by
telecommunications operator MTS.
In third place is the aforementioned home developer TrueConf. According to FTSits revenue in 2021 increased by 7.6% to 795 million rubles.