Unified Collaboration for Free - Collanos Workplace 1.4 is available
Collanos launches Collanos Workplace 1.4 with voice and video functions as well as expanded task and contact management capabilities.
Zurich, December 11, 2008. Collanos releases the latest version of Collanos Workplace thereby making unified collaboration available to everyone. The existing teamwork collaboration services are now supplemented with new voice and video functions. To have fully supported, server-less, PC-based collaboration among decentralized project teams with access to the Internet, the only requirement is for all team members to install Collanos Workplace 1.4 on their computers.
Collanos Workplace version 1.4 adds new voice and video functions to its team collaboration suite. Decentralized project teams can jointly manage documents, plan tasks, coordinate courses of action, communicate by instant messaging – and now also by phone. This feature not only supports PC-to-PC calls, but also calls to regular phones. A push of a button can set up conference calls among team members at any time.
Collanos Workplace 1.4 lets team members maintain their network of international contacts, which include employees, partners, colleagues, and subject matter experts. Also, the Collanos user profile helps to locate new, potential team members in the network and invite them into team environments.
Substantially expanded task management is supplemented with simple workflow functions and automatic reminders. A graphical time-line view gives every team member an overview of the status of the team’s activities.
“Existing Collanos users will find a lot of new features and pleasant surprises,“ says Franco Dal Molin, founder and CTO of Collanos, adding, “Contents can be exchanged between team environments, new Collanos members can be invited directly into workspaces, and existing workspaces can be used as templates to set up additional teams.” The online Collanos Shop also offers additional fee-based premium collaboration and VoIP services, including a service to link into the telephone network provided by Collanos’ partner Translumina Networks.
Collanos recently celebrated its 20,000th active registered user. “Through the integration of voice services, Collanos is setting new standards for server-less, comprehensive support for Internet-based teamwork. And it will help to grow the number of Collanos users around the world even faster,” says Peter Helfenstein, CEO of Collanos Software AG.
The software can be downloaded free of charge at www.collanos.com.
About Collanos Software
Collanos is a global start-up that focuses on the collaboration needs of teams who demand a secure, cross-platform, server-less solution, on- and off-line. By leveraging open-source technologies, open standards, the familiarity of existing tools, and a global development model, Collanos delivers a friendly, all inclusive team-based solution that combines the benefits of classic client/server, web, and peer-to-peer architectures.
In 2007, Collanos was selected as a candidate for the Emerging Tech Award by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Also in 2007 Collanos at CeBIT was awarded with the Innovation Prize ITK for Collanos Workplace and in 2008 for the new Collanos Phone. The company was also selected as one of the 2008 Red Herring Europe 100 winners in April of 2008.
Collanos was founded in November 2003 and has offices in San Francisco and Zurich, Switzerland.
The free software can be downloaded from www.collanos.com