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Synacor and VNC Announce Global OEM Agreement to extend Zimbra Email and Collaboration Platform

  • Synacor accelerates delivery of new features by integrating partner developed software VNCtalk into its core, open-source based Zimbra email and collaboration platform
  • VNCtalk adds chat, audio and video conferencing technology into the Zimbra user experiences
  • Zimbra / VNC demo at World Hosting Days Booth Z30 or download free 30-day trial

Synacor, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNC) announced it has signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement with VNC to incorporate VNCtalk, VNC’s chat and conferencing solution, into the Zimbra Email and Collaboration platform, the world’s leading open-source based collaboration software. VNCtalk provides Zimbra users with a simple, open and affordable way to conduct online meetings, eLearning events, desktop sharing and webinars from their web browsers, desktops and mobile devices. Synacor is rapidly enhancing and extending the Zimbra platform—accelerating the delivery of new and innovative features for Zimbra users through deeper partnerships with its global network of Zimbra integrators and developers.

Leveraging Community Innovation

“Zimbra’s worldwide partner and open source communities have been a rich source of innovation,” said Brent Rhymes, EVP of Channel Sales and Marketing for Synacor. “The VNC partnership leverages the strengths of Zimbra’s extensibility and open source heritage to expand our product line by integrating innovative features from partners like VNC. We expect this to be the first of many strategic OEM partnerships, as we look to formally incorporate innovation from our partner and open source communities into the Zimbra product suite.”

Open, Affordable & Proven

“VNCtalk has provided Zimbra customers in Europe with an open, proven and affordable solution for chat, audio and video conferencing,” said Bernd Rodler, VNC Chairman of the Board. “Our partnership with Synacor provides customers worldwide with access to our collaboration technology under the Zimbra brand, sold by Zimbra’s partner network of value added resellers (VARs) and cloud service providers.”

Applauded by Zimbra Partners & Customers

“Our customers have been clamoring for a Zimbra-integrated chat, audio and video solution,” said John Webster, VP Business Development at XMission, a Zimbra Gold Partner. “We are excited that Synacor has started to incorporate community-developed innovation into the Zimbra product suite. We look forward to incorporating these new capabilities into our host-collaboration services soon.”




For More Information

To learn more about Zimbra Talk:

Visit the Zimbra Talk product page
Download a free 30-day trial
Read the “Introducing Zimbra Talk” blog post


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