BOSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimdim (http://www.dimdim.com), the world's free open source web meeting company, today announced that it is opening its service to the public. Dimdim is also launching its enterprise and pro versions for power users who require borderless collaboration tools that are easy, affordable, and accessible via any Web browser. All products are available in public beta immediately.
BOSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ — Dimdim (http://www.dimdim.com), the world's free open source web meeting company, today announced that it is opening its service to the public. Dimdim is also launching its enterprise and pro versions for power users who require borderless collaboration tools that are easy, affordable, and accessible via any Web browser. All products are available in public beta immediately.
With Dimdim, a single click starts a web meeting and anyone can share their desktop, show documents and slides, as well as talk, listen, chat, and broadcast via webcam — all without installing any software to participate. And the service is completely free.
"By reducing complexity, providing our software via open source communities and implementing disruptively low pricing, we enable people and organizations around the world to meet freely," said DD Ganguly, CEO and co-founder of Dimdim. "People have had enough of paying crazy prices for web meeting solutions that have not innovated in over a decade, never work and are a technical headache. Our public launch puts an end to this pain."
Since its private Beta launch at DEMOFall in September 2007, more than 375,000 people in 165 countries have used Dimdim. Geographically dispersed organizations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International are also using Dimdim because it is easy to use and works from any computer, anywhere in the world, even those with limited Internet connections.
Individuals and organizations are using Dimdim for a wide range of activities:
— A Florida-based language scholar is teaching English via Dimdim to Mexican immigrants before they arrive in the US. — A California-based entrepreneur is delivering animated presentations to his clients with Dimdim eliminating the time and money required to travel. — A leading financial services company embedded Dimdim's chat and screen sharing features inside their own website, enabling its tax agents to provide immediate "let me show you" assistance to its customers. — A Texas-based church group uses Dimdim to hold online seminars about Christian homemaking in the living rooms of their members. — An Australia-based veterinary medicine group meets weekly using Dimdim enabling hundreds of its members to stay educated on the latest veterinary medical techniques. — A major US university uses Dimdim to enable every teacher and student to meet whenever and wherever desired.
Dimdim's standard product Dimdim Free is available as a free hosted service and is available for immediate signup at http://www.dimdim.com. Dimdim Free includes desktop sharing, document sharing, video broadcasting, multi-way VoIP chat, instant messaging, annotations, and shared whiteboards for meetings with up to 20 attendees. Dimdim Pro extends Dimdim Free by also providing custom branding, greater performance and reliability, and can scale — for an additional fee — to 100 people in one session, and starts at only $99 per year. Dimdim Enterprise enables multiple simultaneous meetings, the flexibility of onsite or hosted configurations, and can support up to 1000 participants per meeting.
Dimdim makes much of its technology available to the open source community, and also provides open APIs to encourage the development of additional functionality and integration. "Dimdim is at the forefront of the movement to democratize software and it is our goal to enable universal communication for everyone," added DD Ganguly. Purely via word-of-mouth, Dimdim's open source version has been downloaded more than 200,000 times.
Dimdim Press Conference
Dimdim's executive team will host a live press conference using Dimdim on April 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM EDT. To join this meeting, simply paste the following URL into any web browser at the time of this meeting. http://webmeeting.dimdim.com:80/portal/JoinButton.action?confKey=featured
Dimdim is the world's only free, open source web meeting company. Dimdim provides a free, hosted web conferencing service where anyone can share their desktop, show slides, collaborate, chat, talk and broadcast via webcam — with up to 20 people — with absolutely no download required for attendees. Dimdim also offers more powerful, paid versions that can support hundreds and even thousands of attendees per meeting. Dimdim is backed by the original investors in Skype, Hotmail, and MySQL: Nexus India Capital, Index Ventures and Draper Richards. Dimdim is based in Boston, Mass., with offices in New Hampshire, Canada and India. With Dimdim, now the world can meet freely at http://www.dimdim.com.
Contact for Dimdim David Hafner, Consort Partners Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +1 (415) 457-7469