Self-hosted Unified Communications software options

Good day!

I am reviewing various options for self-hosted Unified communications with features such as:

  • User-friendly instant messaging (text chat) like Skype’s IM.

…with emoticons, group chat, etc.

  • screen sharing at least. Screen control would be a plus but not required.

  • Freepbx and/or Sip integration would be nice, but not required. Most important is quality IM.

  • open source preferred since that may allow for more customization down the road - but am open to hear about commercial if reasonably priced for small business

  • It would also be neat if it has a desktop client (software based rather than just browser)… but that is being “hard to please” if we require that :slight_smile:

…so that is not a must.

I’ve tried BigBlueButton and jitsi-meet so far.

Both are great for video conferencing/collaboration, but the IM is not as nice as something like skype. For instance, BigBlueButton does not have emoticons in the chat; However, it does allow sip integration via FreeSwitch.

I realize there is 3CX; However, I’m used to the FreePBX platform, so I’d prefer to stick with that.

Thanks for your time & sharing,
Shawn