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TrueConf Releases Terminal 2.0 Videoconferencing Endpoint

October 31, 2016

TrueConf, a developer of videoconferencing software, has announced the release of its new free user endpoint, Terminal 2.0.

The new endpoint, which runs on Windows-based desktops and laptops, allows users to connect to meeting rooms such as those hosted on TrueConf Server. It also comes with an API so third parties can connect this new product to their own conference room control systems. The API opens Terminal 2.0 to various industries such as healthcare and banking, many of which may already use the TrueConf Server that can handle high-definition video resolution and as many as 120 participants in a single call.

Dmitrii Odintsov, the business development director at TrueConf, commented that this free software is just one small part of the future of audio- and videoconferencing.

“Videoconferencing market is moving towards universal PC-based solutions, which will gradually crowd out specialized legacy video conferencing systems,” Odintsov said. “There are several major factors: firstly, we can see strong demand for quality peripheral equipment, which is becoming more affordable. Secondly, a modern meeting room has to meet a lot of challenges which are already beyond the reach of traditional video conferencing systems. A conference room can no longer operate without a PC equipped with a full set of different collaboration applications.”

The second part of his statement addresses the space in which Terminal 2.0 fits. Users who already have access to microphones, cameras, and monitors may still find themselves scrambling to connect them all to controller software that works well. Businesses in this situation may not want to make a long-term commitment to any single vendor, so they sit lost in a sea of choices, but with a collection of hardware that would otherwise perform well. The new software here from TrueConf tries to narrow down that process of choosing.

TrueConf has been busy this year in handling operations of new clients such as Ifakara Health Institute and launching its support of 4K “ultra HD” video conferencing. It is reaching in all directions at once while also pulling those elements in periphery back to the center with applications like Terminal 2.0. The new software’s acceptance of any user’s audio-visual hardware means that it can adapt to all existing customer expectations regarding compatibility. The only task left is for TrueConf to market and spread the new product to its global base.