Engaging in digital meetings should be simple, secure and not require installation of software, just a browser and an internet connection.
Unnecessary logins, user registrations and data should not flow through third parties, but between the peers involved in the meeting, this makes the connection private and also resilient against overloaded servers that applications like skype and discord may experience under high load, which often happens in a crisis.
Our digital meetings should be flexible, resilient and protected!
Kollokvium target companies, associations and individuals, both young and old, perhaps especially those without any deeper computer experience as it requires no installation or signup and can be started simply by following a link and clicking start.
Unlike many other video conferencing technologies we passes everyone’s Media Streams to all participants, rather than sending the to a central media server for mixing the streams, The result is lower latency, better quality, privacy and security, as data flow P2P , there is now middleman involved, except in the setup phase of the room's (negotiation), not nothing is stored at server(s) and data is ofcourse encrypted, our server is just a message broker (signaling and state of rooms) .
The system uses standardized native technologies such as WebRTC, the open standard for Web communication. We also leverage the power of the technology already in our end-users hands - don't reinvent the wheel again!
Our implementation adds advanced video routing concepts such as stream forwarding, bandwidth estimations and many other things.
ctrl-l Request low resolution media streams from all connected participanyts.
ctrl-r Start / stop recording of meeting ( applies to recoring of everyone participating)
ctrl-g Toogle active-speaker vide / grid view (default).
ctrl-m Mute / un-mute microphone.
ctrl-v Mute / un-mute camera.
ctrl+q Mute / un-mute all audio.
ctrl+s Enable / disable subtitles (captions).
ctrl+i Hide / show chat & fileshare window.
ctrl-u Get statistics for each RTCPeerConnection. Generate 1-n HTML based reports that is passedf back to client as downloadable files.
ctrl-b Start/stop recording of each stream individually.
broadcast mode- A view/mode where user can create a room/space for 1-many broadcasts for lectures, presentations and such scenarios 3.
advanced mode- A view/mode that let's the "organizer" (meeting creator) mute video/audio remotly,kick, ban, lock and set meeting pin-codes etc.
Clone the repository and run
npm install see package.json for build scripts.
Build and and launch using
npm start and then browse to
localhost:1337 or for frontend only development use
npm start:debug which is much smoother. Pleaase note
that npm start:debug is using a shared wss server hosted by us by default. please study scripts sections of
package.json for futher information.
To deploy to Azure you need an Azure account, and you need to create an Azure Wep Application, and a storage account to host the Static Website.
Fork the repository and connect to Heroku and run deploy.
If you want to deploy only the front-end as a static site, build the application and copy all the files from dist/client folder to the root of you web application.
Good Luck, and if run into problems, bugs or questions or just have ideas to share. post them here under issues (https://github.com/coloquium/kollokvium/issues)
Thanks to Sami Anas, https://www.pexels.com/sv-se/@samianas for greate background image we currently use.
Regards Team Kollokvium (colloquium)