Zoom's Latest Acquisition Could Create Large-Scale Meetings


Zoom, the US technology company, announced that it has acquired a startup called Linimal, which provides professional broadcast service tools for large-scale events.

Linimal presents Add-ons namely ZoomOSC and ZoomIOS where both are designed to create professional virtual events which Zoom will most likely integrate into its software.

For ZoomOSC is designed to enhance professional meetings and events using the Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol, which allows users to integrate Zoom with third-party software, hardware controllers and media servers.

Then ZoomISO allows users to export each participant's video feed as another form of video which can then be saved into broadcast hardware. There are five video formats to choose from in HD resolution.

This acquisition of Zoom will help bridge platforms such as broadcast studios, theaters and other organizations looking to make events more professional.

Zoom's expansion into large-scale virtual events was first announced when it announced a feature called Events last May and officially launched in July 2021.

With Events, organizers can create event hubs, sell tickets, and create multiple live streaming sessions throughout the day.

Zoom spokeswoman Candace Dean said that the existing Liminal tool will still be available through the Liminal website, but as Zoom expands on the tool and builds something similar into the platform there will no longer be a need for it as a separate addition.

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