What exactly is the Zextras Team?
Inside the Zimbra WebClient, Zextras Team combines a full-fledged corporate instant messaging platform, including Group and Corporate Messaging, File Sharing, Screen Sharing, and casual Video Chat features.
The following front-end functionalities are included in Zextras Team:
- Message conveyance and read comprehension
- Instant Messaging on a One-to-One Basis
- Messaging in Groups
- Corporate Communication (Spaces and Channels)
- Video Calls in Groups
- Video calls via channel
- Sharing of files
- Sharing a Screen
- Turn off alerts and discussions.
- COS and user accessibility
- TURN server compatibility is included in.
- There is no requirement for a core installation. Install Zimlet using a package manager.
- There is no need for setup.
- WebRTC protocol for peer-to-peer communication to avoid server load
- a separate audit log
Zimlet installation by Zextras Team
Ports and URLs
- The team will work around firewalls and NATs as long as the peers can interact with each other – either directly or via a TURN server (which, when combined with suitable network rules, is generally the solution to any WebRTC connection problem).
- When no TURN server is configured, a default STUN server is utilised, allowing clients to transmit outbound traffic to ports 19305/19307. Based on the client setup and network, the real P2P connection is made between the clients on a random unreserved port between 1 and 65535.
- The default handshake/negotiation port used by most TURN servers is 3478 (incoming, UDP), however any port can be used as long as it is correctly configured> on the Team side, the port is supplied when adding the TURN server, and the clients will be prompted to connect through it. When utilising a TURN server, the default P2P connection range is 49152-65535 (typically customizable on the TURN side), therefore clients should be able to transfer data to that port range to the TURN server.
Administration of the Zextras Team
Compatibility with browsers
Android Device Notifications
Team Tab on the User Interface
Organising Meetings on a New Browser Tab
Modifying the Selected Mode
- Connect to Zimbra.
- From the app bar, choose Teams.
- To open Settings, click the gear symbol in the left pane.
- Scroll down to Meetings Environment Settings in the Team Settings window.
- Choose between Default and Dedicated modes. The selection is applied automatically.
Spaces and Textual Conversations (Chats)
- The left-hand column offers a list of discussions (including 1-on-1 and group chats), spaces, and current instant meetings. It also enables the development of new communication channels (chats, groups, places, and instant meetings).
- The middle panel displays the messages in the chat, which are organised by day. Furthermore, if a Video Conversation occurs between the users, the start and finish times are displayed in the message flow.
- The right column displays information about the current discussion or area and provides the option to mute notifications or delete all chat history.
Instant Meetings and Video Conversations (Video Chats)
- The text chat is located in the left column.
- The core region, which houses the video feed
- The right column contains a miniature of the other participant (or Instant Meeting participants). Carousel is the name of this column.
- The bottom bar is a self-hiding bar that allows you to control the video call as well as the UI. You may conceal the conversation, maximise the centre area to full screen, deactivate the microphone or webcam, share the screen, or end the call from the bottom bar.
- Furthermore, until another person joins a Video Chat or an Instant Meeting, the initial participant will hear a sound and see a visual animation.
Sharing a Screen
- In the right column, there is a miniature for each participant.
- To the right of the bottom bar, a button to hide the list of participants has been added.
- Another button for switching between Grid Layout and Cinema Mode has been added to the bottom bar’s centre.
- If a participant’s video stream is pinned and another participant speaks for more than two seconds, the latter’s stream is displayed in the right-hand Carousel, framed in green.
- An symbol indicates if the participant’s microphone or camera is turned off.
- Because it is part of the core area, there is no left column.
- The button to conceal the list of participants in the bottom bar is removed.
- The stream of the person speaking is framed in green.
Corporate Communication and Instant Messaging
Moderators in the Rooms
- A user in a Group can add other participants to the Group up to the permitted limit and share the whole conversation history with them.
- A user in a Group can communicate with all of the other members. All Group members have access to all messages sent to the Group.
- A user in a Group can transmit files to everyone else. Files sent to a Group are accessible to all Group members.
- A user in a Group can initiate a video chat with the whole group. Group video conversations can be joined at any moment by all Group members.
Features of Spaces
- Each area has its own name and theme. By clicking on the relevant option in the Space’s settings, you may alter both the name and the Topic.
- Members are free to leave a slot at any moment.
- Using the proper buttons, Space Administrators can build new channels and invite new users to the space.
- Members may use Spaces to upload, exchange, and forward messages and attachments.
Features of Channels
- A user in a Channel can communicate with everyone else. All messages sent on that channel are seen by all members of that channel.
- A user in a Channel can initiate a video conversation with everyone else. All Channel members can participate in video conversations at any time.
- In a Channel, a user may upload, share, and forward messages and attachments.
Mute Conversations and Notifications
- 0 grey checks, message did not reach the server
- 1 grey tick, message successfully delivered to the server
- 2 blue checks, all users have seen the message
Messages can be edited, replied to, forwarded, and deleted.
- Change the message’s content by editing it. The string “edited” will be shown next to the message delivery symbol.
- Reply means to respond to a communication. The response will take place in the same conversation and will not be private.
- Send a message to another chat, group, or channel.
- Delete: remove a message from the system. The colour of the message bubble will turn to grey, and the string “Deleted Message” will show in place of the original content.