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December 01, 2014

Kurento.org Receives 2014 WebRTC Conference & Expo V Demo Award


Madrid, Spain - Kurento.org announced today that it has received a 2014 WebRTC Conference & Expo V Demo Award from TMC, Systemwide Media and PKE Consulting. November 18-20, 2014, more than 16 companies presented their WebRTC solutions to a live audience filled with industry experts. Kurento.org was chosen as “Best WOW Factor” and “Audience Choice” awards.

“These awards, obtained at the heart of Silicon Valley, at the most important WebRTC Conference in the world and competing against the most relevant companies in the WebRTC arena, are a very relevant milestone in our project and reinforce our vision and our energy for continuing to contribute to creating an ecosystem of really open technologies around WebRTC,” explained Dr. Luis Lopez, Kurento.org project coordinator.

Kurento.org is an open source software project providing a WebRTC media server and a set of client APIs making simple the development of advanced video applications for WWW and smartphone platforms. Kurento Media Server features include group communications, transcoding, recording, mixing, broadcasting and routing of audiovisual flows. This makes it possible for developers to create applications going beyond the traditional call model.

Dr. Lopez commented, “If I see an X-ray or if I listen to a heart beating through a video-conference, the information I obtain is quite different to the one perceived by an expert cardiologist. However, current state of the art makes it possible to use computer vision, speech analysis and augmented reality to capture the expert’s knowledge and depict the appropriate diagnosis information to me in a comprehensive way onto my received video steam. In this way, my knowledge and my senses can be extended by the communication system in ways I cannot even imagine today. Kurento.org provides a framework for integrating these types of capabilities with WebRTC in a seamless and direct manner.”

Kurento.org can also be used in segments beyond person to person communications making possible new business models for advertising, smart cities and other person-to-machine and machine-to-machine scenarios.

“Our demos have shown that using Kurento it’s is possible to improve the security of cities by integrating computer vision algorithms with street IP cameras, which can be visualized by the appropriate personnel using WebRTC when interesting events occur. We have also shown that it’s possible to create new advertising models basing on projecting users, through their WebRTC enabled browsers, into virtual environments where they can interact with celebrities or other virtual objects in impressive ways,” said Dr. Lopez.

“On behalf of WebRTC Conference & Expo, I am very pleased to recognize the innovation demonstrated by Kurento.org at the 2014 Demo Awards,” said Carl Ford, Event Co-Producer, WebRTC Conference & Expo V. “Companies like Kurento.org are the driving force behind the growth of WebRTC. Kurento.org truly deserves this award and I look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future.”

“It is my pleasure to grant a 2014 WebRTC Conference & Expo Demo Award to Kurento.org for their innovative media server solution,” said Event Producer and TMC President Dave Rodriguez. “It is our pleasure to be able to honor Kurento.org on their inspiring work.”

The WebRTC Conference & Expo V Demo winners will be featured in an in the WebRTC eNewsletter and website.

About Kurento.org

Kurento.org is an open source research projects lead by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, a Spanish university located in Madrid, and Naevatec a Spanish start-up devoted to creating a next generation of real-time multimedia communication services. Kurento.org is possible thanks to the financial contribution of the European Commission through different research projects, which include:  NUBOMEDIA (http://www.nubomedia.eu): A project devoted to creating an elastic scalable cloud for advanced WebRTC applications and services going beyond the plain call-model   and FIWARE (http://www.fiware.org): A project devoted to creating a truly open, public and royalty-free architecture and a set of open specifications that will allow developers, service providers, enterprises and other organizations to develop software services and applications providing different kinds of machine-to-machine and person-to-machine capabilities with applications to smart-cities, smart-environments, IoT and other equivalent scenarios.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. Webrtcworld is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; FreePBX World; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; SmartVoice Conference; Software Telco Congress; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo II, WebRTC Conference & Expo V; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

About PKE Consulting
PKE Consulting provides strategic consulting at the intersection of computing, networking, and communications.  The company's primary focus is on how the integration of information and interaction can create value transformation for organizations.  PKE Consulting services include organization planning for how to best utilize technologies for transformation.  PKE Consulting also works to assure that the underlying network infrastructure is capable of supporting the new services.  PKE Consulting provides services both to end user organizations and to vendors.

About Systemwide Media
Systemwide Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars, and newsletters and provide community websites with the latest information in our industries.



Kurento.org Media Contacts:

Luis Lopez

lulop@kurento.org

TMC Contact:
Jessica [McCaffrey] Seabrook
Marketing Manager
(203) 852-6800 ext. 170

jseabrook@tmcnet.com




Edited by Stefania Viscusi




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