See also Jitsi provisioning via Tiki
- Jitsi XMPP-SIP client
- Jitsi-centric Unified Communications
- Base package: Full-featured communications with XMPP
- Option A - Add WebRTC access
- Option B - Connect to the traditional phone system (POTS)
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Jitsi XMPP-SIP client
Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is a cross-platform VOIP, videoconference, desktop sharing and chat client.
Jitsi is a core part of the Tiki Suite.
Protocols supported include SIP, XMPP/Jabber/Google Talk/Facebook chat, AIM/ICQ, Windows Live, Yahoo! Messenger and Bonjour.
Other features include: Call recording, Call & chat encryption, Noise suppression, Echo cancellation, File transfer, multi-user chat, Desktop streaming, Presence, Conference calls, Integration with Microsoft Outlook and Apple Address Book, Support for LDAP directories, Support for Google Contacts, On-line provisioning, Systray notifications, IPv6 support, Spell checker and many more.
To try out Jitsi via XMPP (with VOIP, videoconference, desktop sharing, etc.) you can use a Gmail account (which is also a XMPP account) or the jit.si service. Juts create an account and use that username at jit.si as jabber account in the Jitsi application.
If you are using Gmail, or Google for domains, use the Google Talk option in Jitsi.
If you are using jit.si or a generic XMPP server, use the Jabber option in Jitsi.
- (Keymap?) issue in Jitsi remote screen
Issues to investigate & report
- Fedora: when adding provisioning link on 1st install, there is no "Save" or "OK" button
- Ubuntu: UI is pretty bad (In Lubuntu, Windows and Fedora LXDE, it's looks really good)
- Check to confirm if there is a caching issue of the provisioning data. Ex.: If the provisioning data changes, does a reboot of Jitsi use the new information?
- 2014-07-30 tikisuite.org provisioning output doesn't have line breaks
- Get Jitsi packaged
- Figure out xmpp: and sip: protocol handlers
- Check what type of permissions we want on data
- Users should auto-join chatrooms
- Address book access info
Jitsi-centric Unified Communications
Jitsi is focused on a rich feature set, standards compliance and security.
There is the base package and 2 options. Many organizations will only need the base package, and they can add one or both options as they need them.
Base package: Full-featured communications with XMPP
- Prosody XMPP server (very lightweight and work closely with the Jitsi team for JitMeet)
- Jitsi XMPP & SIP client (Win/Linx/Mac/Android), which supports Presence / Audio / Video / Chat / File Transfer / Desktop sharing, etc.
- Users can add any number of other SIP & XMPP accounts (and also Google Talk, Facebook, ICQ, Yahoo!, AIM, etc.)
- Permanent XMPP rooms for topics or ad hoc conferences for 2 or more
- Can replace IRC chat rooms like this: https://prosody.im/discuss#chatroom (simple web interface)
- Jitsi can be provisioned via Tiki (or perhaps ClearOS)
- Jitsi to access the address book from OpenLDAP-ClearOS (ClearOS has an adjustment coming to make this work)
- Future plans explained at the 2014-03-28 conference: #vuc482
- Video Recording (now, it's possible to record mp3 via Jitsi client)
- SIP Gateway (call regular numbers, and join them to the conference)
- Dominant speaker (auto switch to that person)
- Use WebRTC data channels
- Chromium Embedded Framework
Need to figure out something
- Searchable logs of public or private chat rooms with URLs, like we already do for #tikiwiki on IRC, thanks to IRC-logger
- Bridge to IRC to XMPP chat rooms (for legacy transition)
- Jitsi is not supported on iPhone so we could perhaps recommend an alternative XMPP client
- Would this be enough to start http://tiki.org/Live+Support+Service ?
Option A - Add WebRTC access
This adds a web interface for Audio-Video-Chat collaboration with folks outside the team, by sending them a URL and using WebRTC
- Jitsi Meet, using the Jitsi videobridge
- Not working on Firefox for now, so we have to recommend Chromium
- No authentication here at the moment.
Alternatively, you can use BigBlueButton for this use case. BigBlueButton is more mature, very well integrated in Tiki and more focused towards online Learning. It is very easy to install, but it requires another server.
- From within a Jitmeet conference, call out to a SIP number
- Join JitMeet conference via Jitsi (will be in Jitsi 3.0)
No ETA, but desired features
- JitMeet should have a microphone & speaker check before entering the conference
- JitMeet will add some APIs
- Recording JitMeet sessions (help needed)
Need to figure out something
- Interop with Mozilla Together. We want realtime collaboration on all Tiki features (Spreadsheet, Forms, Wiki, Slideshow, etc.)
- Via Jitsi, can I let the other user control my desktop? (Remote support). If this works, can it work for unattended remote control? (Instead of VNC)
Option B - Connect to the traditional phone system (POTS)
- Take advantage of the IETF rfc7081 CUSAX: Combined Use of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP): https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7081, which Jitsi supports https://jitsi.org/Documentation/CUSAX
- A FreeSWITCH server (and perhaps a GUI? like http://www.fusionpbx.com/)
- You need a provider that sells phone minutes, SMS, and toll-free numbers
- Interop FreeSWITCH & ClearOS-OpenLDAP
Need to figure out something
- Ideally, ClearCenter adds telephony services (phone minutes, sms, and toll-free numbers, etc.) for unified billing
- Incoming call could open up the Tiki URL with info about caller (member, customer, etc.) If not in address book, a quick Google search
- Can http://wiki.fusionpbx.com/index.php?title=XMPP_Manager be useful to us?
- Should we use https://www.ohloh.net/p/fusionpbx as a front-end to FreeSWITCH?
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