Synacor and VNC Announce Global OEM Agreement

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Synacor and VNC at World Hosting Days Conference (WHD) announced their global Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) agreement to extend zimbra email and collaboration platform. Synacor made agreement with VNC to incorporate VNCtalk, VNC’s chat and conferencing solution, into the Zimbra Email and Collaboration platform, one of the world’s leading open-source based collaboration software. VNCtalk from VNC will offer Zimbra users with a simple, open and affordable way to conduct online meetings, eLearning events, desktop sharing
and webinars from web browsers, desktops and mobile devices.

Through profound partnerships with its global network of Zimbra integrators and developers, Synacor is swiftly enhancing and extending the Zimbra platform accelerating the delivery of new and innovative features for Zimbra users. Reports suggest that leveraging Community Innovation, Zimbra’s worldwide partner and open source communities have been a rich source of innovation. To expand the product line by integrating innovative features from partners, the new partnership leverages Zimbra’s extensibility and open source heritage. The company expects this to be the first of many strategic OEM partnerships, as it formally incorporates innovation from partner and open source communities into the Zimbra product suite.

The company also reported that the VNCtalk has provided Zimbra customers in Europe with an open, proven and affordable solution for chat, audio and video conferencing sold by Zimbra’s partner network of value added resellers (VARs) and cloud service providers. The company looks forward to incorporating these new capabilities into the host-collaboration services soon.

From the Synacor brand, Zimbra connects people and information with unified collaboration software that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, chat and video chat. With customers including top communication providers, a vibrant open source community and worldwide partner network, Zimbra is one of the largest providers of open source collaboration software in the world.