TeamSpeak is a proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) application for audio communication between users on a chat channel, similar to a telephone conference call. It allows members of a team to speak to each other.
Users typically use a headset with built-in microphone. The client software connects to a TeamSpeak server of the user’s choice, from which the user may join chat channels.
The TeamSpeak 3 server can be used at no charge for up to 32 slots (simultaneous users).
The majority of TeamSpeak users are online gamers but it is occasionally used for education and training, internal business communication, and staying in contact with friends and family.
The interface is somewhat geeky and outdated in appearance.
- Highly customizable.
- High quality voice quality with integrated automatic microphone volume adjustment, background noise reduction, and echo cancellation.
- Low latency.
- Send text messages to others in your channel or in a 1-on-1 private chat.
- Public-Key Authentication.
- Powerful permission system – decide who can talk, who can join channels and much more.
- Firewall-friendly – store and share files directly on the server.
- Positional Audio support. Place your teammates around you or conference speakers in front of the audience.
- Scalability – Client-Server architecture allows you to scale from small group conversations to large conferences with thousands of participants.
- Bookmark servers.
- Address book for easier management of multiple TeamSpeak servers.
- Create multiple channels and sub-channels.
- Whisper functions so you can speak privately to individuals, groups of people, or users in other channels.
- AES based encryption can be enabled.
- Supports DNS SRV records – define the location (e.g. the hostname and port number) of specific voice servers and/or TSDNS services.
- Cross-platform – client and server available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. There are also clients available for Android and iOS, and server software for FreeBSD.
- Docker images are available.
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