November 03, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Zarafa, the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software, today announced that the Zarafa WebAccess has been enriched with a plugin that provides free, instant and easy (no registration needed) access to video/VoIP/presentation live web meetings. This tight email integration will enable organizations of varying sizes to deploy web meeting software and benefit from cost savings and increased productivity. Without having to install or to know how to maintain the software, the Web Meeting Plugin banishes the purchase of expensive web meeting software.
The plugin connects with the mature software of Spreed, the German leading web meeting technology used by Vodafone and the United Nations, amongst others.
With only a few clicks, Zarafa users can start Spreed web meetings in several ways [2 and 3]. Possibilities differ from opening an empty meeting in the main window and manually adding attendees to converting an email to a web meeting which directly adds all recipients and attachments to that web meeting. Invitees receive a meeting request with a hyperlink and only need to click on it to get access to the web meeting. Once in the web meeting, attendees can share presentations, discuss documents, do online demos and use tools like white boarding and mind mapping.
The free web meeting plugin connects with a maximum of 3 people, regardless of their email client and works not only on Linux but also on MacOS and Windows.
Helmuth Neuberger, Director of Zarafa Germany says: "This plugin has been realized together with our ecosystem partners. It shows continued commitment to extend our stack to a full collaboration platform".
"The Zarafa plugin for Spreed enables Zarafa groupware users to benefit from online-meetings and instant collaboration. The plugin combines calendar and email functionality with online-collaboration in a convenient way", says Niels Mache, CEO of struktur AG / Spreed.
 Download the web meeting plugin: http://download.zarafa.com/community/final/Plugins/Spreed/1.0/
 Demo of the web meeting plugin: http://demo.zarafa.com
 Installation manual: doc.zarafa.com/trunk/Spreed_Plugin/en-US/
Screenshots of the plugin: Zarafa Web Meeting Plugin Screenshot_1, Zarafa Web Meeting Plugin Screenshot_2, Zarafa Web Meeting Plugin Screenshot_3, Zarafa Web Meeting Plugin Screenshot_4, Zarafa Web Meeting Plugin Screenshot_5, Zarafa Web Meeting Plugin Screenshot_6
Zarafa is the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software. The company is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands. Zarafa's offices in Stuttgart, Hannover and Belo Horizonte (Brazil) provide local sales and support to more than 150 partners and thousands of customers worldwide.
Our core product is the Zarafa Collaboration Platform (ZCP), the European open and compatible groupware platform that can be used as a drop-in Microsoft Exchange replacement for email, calendaring, collaboration and tasks. Zarafa is acclaimed for its unrivalled expertise in calendar and mobile compatibility. Learn more at http://www.zarafa.com. Follow Zarafa on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/zarafagroupware.
Spreed is a product and web-service provided by the European software technology company struktur AG. Spreed online-meetings can be held worldwide on any PC or Mac. Hundred thousands of users worldwide benefit from Spreed online-meetings and telephone conferencing. Learn more at http://www.spreed.com. Follow Spreed on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/spreedmeetings
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