It all started in the Spring of 2020 by reading an article on the disastrous environmental impacts of video streaming. In the midst of a global pandemic, video conferencing and video calling platforms usage exploded, whether to keep in touch with our loved ones or for remote work. The same goes for TV on demand. Habits have changed and that general trend is here to stay.
This realization prompted Vincent Lamanna, co-founder of Crewdle, to ask himself if it was possible to eliminate servers in a video conferencing solution, because it's the servers that are responsible for all this pollution.
Vincent found the solution in peer-to-peer communication technologies. Thanks to his expertise in IT, his exploration quickly yielded a successful proof of concept. Eliminating servers also reinforces the security and privacy of communications because data streams are always decrypted on servers, which allows big corporations in that market to sell your data at great profit for targeted ads, for example.
In the middle the COVID-19 pandemic and in the context of increased use of both intrusive and polluting video conference and video call apps, Vincent partnered with Pierre Campeau to create Crewdle, the most secure and green video conferencing solution out there.
If this global pandemic taught us anything, it's that being resilient and our capacity to adapt help us become better. That is at the heart of our vision.
Crewdle offers a serverless digital ecosystem that is secure, simple and sustainable to connect and collaborate through video conferencing and video calls.
In other words, Crewdle removed the servers that interfere between the participants of a video communication, thus making it more secure, greener and more affordable. It's easy to use and there is no software to download.
In the process, Crewdle contributes to the fight against climate change through the conscious use of technologie.
For individuals and businesses who want to do things differently and simple, Crewdle is the perfect solution.
Crewdle is inspired from "crew": a team that sticks together through hard times, a pack that shares an amazing adventure.
In the world of peer-to-peer communications, the strength of a network lies in the peers, hence the reference to a crew.
For Crewdle's cofounders, we're all in the same boat since the global COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Glued to our screens, remote working or simply keeping in touch with our families, loved ones and friends, our habits have changed without us always realizing the impact. To change things and make a difference, we needed a name that calls for action, for being part of something greater.
At Crewdle, we have developed a unique technology that allows us to remove these servers between us while discussing online. The result is a platform that is truly secure and also respectful of the environment.
Servers are responsible for almost all of the carbon emissions of our virtual communications. Also, servers are also where our streams are not encrypted anymore, thus not secured.
By connecting you directly with others, we can ensure end-to-end security of your communications. This means that no third party, human or robot, can listen to your conversations or decrypt them. Your data will not be stolen or sold. Your privacy is respected.
In a video communication, all streams are directed to the server which then redirects them to the participants. Even though the big corporations claim that their services are secure, they all work the same way: the streams are not encrypted when they are on their servers. They keep that in the fine print!
By connecting you directly with others, we can reduce the distance traveled by the streams that allow us to communicate. This leads to a connection that is more fluid, more performant and also better for our environment.
These streams usually travel great distances. In most cases, even if we are not that far apart when talking with our friends, our family or our co-workers, our stream as to travel 10 to 20 times the distance separating us. Servers are often located in another country, and sometimes even on the other side of the world.
Working entirely within your browser, Crewdle offers a very simple solution. Nothing to download or install on your computer. The Crewdle mobile app is light and easy to use.
Crewdle also works with your favorites apps, like Google Calendar and Slack.
By removing the servers, the user experience is better. Less interference and lagging. A better quality of sound and image. More affordable business solutions.
In addition to its simplicity, the quality of experience and a positive impact on the environment, Crewdle offers a highly secure and confidential environment.
Focusing on technological and social innovation, Vincent is an experienced technology and product leader. He has over 20 years of experience in software development, video game development and web development.
With his cutting-edge technical expertise and engaging leadership, Vincent communicates a clear product vision and creates a stimulating environment that fosters creativity. His emphasis on openness and diversity allows his team members to flourish and develop their full potential.
As one of the pioneers of the IT industry and digital marketing agencies in Quebec, Pierre Campeau has over 20 years of experience in business management, notably as president and founder of Ergonet and Sid Lee Technologies.
Through his innovative career, he has learned to successfully meet the unique challenges of every business life cycle (start-up, growth, merger, downsizing, demerger, repositioning, acquisition, sale). Pierre brings his experience, strategic vision, insight and extensive network of collaborators to Crewdle.
Since the Montreal startup launched in 2020, the Crewdle team keeps on growing and collaborating with experienced people who are committed to making a difference. Our crew is stronger because you are part of it.
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