OpenQwaq is a powerful 3D immersive videoconferencing and collaboration environment, where multiple participants can stream their webcam video to an interactive 3D online meeting area and workspace. The virtual 3D space permits effectively organizing the work areas and creates the impression of “being there”, which is fundamental for effective remote collaboration. OpenQwaq is a light and easy to use application which integrates powerful features such as:
- Multiple videoconferencing with VoIP and webcam chat
- Remote screen sharing
- Integrated shared web browser
- Interactive shared whiteboards
- Easy import of images, video files, PDF files, 3D models and office documents from the desktop
- Interactive collaborative editing of office documents in MS Office and Open Office formats
- Powerful meeting and session management features
- Sessions can be recorded and/or streamed out (webcast)
The workflow in a typical OpenQwaq session can be structured, for example in managed e-learning classes with pre-integrated material (text, PDF, documents, video, 3D models…) to be communicated to the students, or rapid and spontaneous, for example in brainstorming meetings where all participants add and change material. OpenQwaq comes with several standard modifiable templates which permit creating new workspaces, like those shown in the pictures, with a few clicks. It is also possible to create entirely new templates with standard 3D modelling tools, and integrating them in OpenQwaq.
An OpenQwaq work session is fully integrated with the Web. By using the integrated Web browsers, participants can co-navigate Web sites and work with document archives and editing systems like Google Docs. An OpenQwaq workspace can have its own associated Web page with meeting schedules, agendas and presence monitoring.
Powerful session management features make OpenQwaq uniquely suitable for seminars, conferences and 3D e-learning (v-learning) applications.
A highly-secure, enterprise-class, open source virtual collaboration platform that has been used by large commercial enterprises and federal agencies, OpenQwaq is built on Squeak, and is the next step in delivering solutions using the Croquet shared instruction model.
OpenQwaq offers multi-user video-conferencing and document sharing in a 3D virtual environment optimized for collaborative work-groups, interactive presentations and webinars, conferences, and e-learning.
Like offices and meeting rooms, OpenQwaq Forums are places where users can go to work, to collaborate with others, and to identify and solve issues. Whether you are working internally with other team members and groups, or need to collaborate with supply chain partners or customers, OpenQwaq has powerful features that simplify setting up and working in highly collaborative environments.
OpenQwaq enables organizations to implement virtual workspaces for their specific needs. It provides Forums for online workspaces with all the tools, data, and interactivity that people need to explore ideas, resolve issues, track progress, and be more productive. Easy to set up, highly participatory, always available and secure.
Based on the Teleplace technology platform that has been in the market since 2007, OpenQwaq Forums provide a spatial context that fosters new levels of communication, creativity, problem-solving, and efficiency.
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Teleplace: Teleplace Announces the OpenQwaq Open Source Project for Virtual Workspaces
Teleplace blog: Moving Immersive Collaboration Forward
Hypergrid Business: Teleplace open sources OpenQwaq
Hypergrid Business: Why Teleplace went open source