The TeamSpeak Development Team recently opened a new office in Essen Germany to facilitate the growth of TeamSpeak Systems and the ongoing development of TeamSpeak. Moving into the new facility will have an immediate, positive effect on productivity as the team introduces new hardware to help minimize the time it takes to compile TeamSpeak over cross-platform design.
Among the recent investment in new hardware which required additional office space, the TeamSpeak Development Team is also planning ahead for hiring future employees. The new office is now in full operation and the ongoing development of TeamSpeak 3 is scheduled to continue as planned.
The TeamSpeak Team is proud to introduce our brand new website!
Much of the site's content has been updated or redesigned along with several new sections and pages. Among some of the new sections are a new Company page, a newly designed Partners page, and per your feedback the highly requested Developer Blog page where you will find the latest information on TeamSpeak 3's development status direct from the TeamSpeak development team. Please have a look around and provide us with your feedback in our forums.
It has come to our attention that an unofficial, 3rd party Macintosh client application for TeamSpeak 2, known as TeamSpeex, has been made available to the public. We have confirmed through various sources that this Mac client does indeed work well with TeamSpeak 2 servers. Further feedback indicates that TeamSpeex itself is not quite as feature-rich as its Windows/Linux counterpart and that it only supports the Speex codec. However, it does allow you to connect to a TeamSpeak 2 server, switch between channels, and contains a push-to-talk option for speaking with other TeamSpeak users.
At this time we are trying to work with the author of TeamSpeex to determine where this application can be obtained or downloaded. We also have not yet confirmed whether TeamSpeex will eventually have its own forum for technical support or open discussion. Hence, in an effort to avoid confusion and negative feedback in our own forums, we have begun (and will continue) to delete any forums topics related to TeamSpeex until we have fully assessed the direction upon which the TeamSpeex author wants to go. It is our understanding that TeamSpeex was briefly made available to the public last week and since then we have received massive traffic and inquiries on the application. Please note that our official position at this time is that clearly, we are acknowledging the existence of TeamSpeex, that it is an unofficial 3rd party TeamSpeak 2 client application for the Mac, and that in no way are we affiliated with TeamSpeex. Please also note that we cannot be held liable for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages that may arise from the use of the TeamSpeex application.
Update - Oct 24, 2005
The TeamSpeak Team was happy to engage in a meeting today with the author of the 3rd party, unofficial Mac OS X client for TeamSpeak 2. We will soon be linking back to the TeamSpeex download page from our download area, where you can obtain the latest release version of TeamSpeex.
The TeamSpeak Team would like to thank you all for your overwhelming response to our anti-piracy initiative. We are pleased to announce that as a result of your ongoing efforts to help us identify illegal TeamSpeak hosters we have compiled a list of known illegal TeamSpeak hosters that will be posted for public viewing via our Hosters & Renting page. With the release of this list, it is our goal to increase consumer awareness to ultimately eliminate any possibility of TeamSpeak piracy, giving our legally licensed customers the business and recognition that they deserve.
This list will obviously be an ongoing work in progress, so we encourage you all to continue notifying us of any witnessed illegal activity via our piracy email address .
Please keep in mind that due to the volume of emails received our piracy team generally will not respond to your emails unless additional information is required. With that said, be assured that every email we receive will be properly investigated and that appropriate action will be taken.
In addition to the list, each Authorized TeamSpeak Host Provider (ATHP) can now link directly to a unique, static page on the Hosters & Renting area. Simply search for your company name on the Hosters & Renting page, click on your company in the search results, and the web address will reflect your company's unique URL that you can link to from your site to show your customers that your company is in fact an ATHP.
Again, we thank you all for your hard work as your contributions and dedication have helped make this project possible.
The TeamSpeak Team has begun a new anti-piracy initiative to warn, try to work with, and in the worst case scenario ban illegal hosters and TeamSpeak servers. If you are hosting TeamSpeak illegally, and you do not try to make contact with our sales department via , we will eventually track you and ban your servers.
Unfortunately this issue has existed for a long time and we promise to all paying and licensed customers that we will continue to work hard and eventually track and stop all illegal hosters. Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any specific questions please address them to .
Got questions about licensing in general? Are you part of a clan or guild and not sure if you need to pay? Please be sure to read through our FAQ before you send us your inquiry via email. If you still have questions we will be more than happy to assist you.