8x8's acquisition of technologies from Jitsi provides a boost to its video collaboration capabilities.
As well as technology software company Atlassian also transferred its team of experts to extend 8x8's open source video communications knowhow. The financials of the deal were not disclosed.
“8x8 has already developed a meetings solution for enterprises,” said Dejan Deklich, Chief Product Officer at 8x8.
“Incorporating Jitsi’s open technology into our video platform, and having Jitsi’s talented engineering team play a role in leading our development of conferencing applications and WebRTC, will open new paths for our customers and further enhance our meetings solution.”
At the heart of Jitsi is the Jitsi Videobridge conferencing server and Jitsi Meet conferencing and collaboration application.
Jitsi is designed to run thousands of video streams from a single server, and it’s fully open source with a community of developers supporting the project as well as 100 percent standards compliant using technologies like WebRTC."
“Some of the most innovative WebRTC products and companies use Jitsi to support millions of minutes of daily usage as part of their meetings, messaging and collaboration product ecosystems," added Bryan Martin, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer at 8x8.
"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."