Acme Packet today announced a huge step forward toward the full potential of WebRTC. The company became the first to successfully complete a demonstration of a WebRTC-enabled browser, calling a mobile network subscriber by way of a multivendor IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) network and a session border controller (SBC), which provided secure, seamless interoperability between both sides of the call.
WebRTC is an emerging standard for real-time communications in Web browsers, embedding voice and video directly into browsers with the power of HTML5. Obviously, the potential of such a lightweight, flexible technology has captured the attention of many major players in the worlds of tech and telecommunications.
Acme Packet has further fueled this excitement by using its SBCs to enable a call from a WebRTC dialer through the Google Chrome browser to a 3G mobile device using a mobile service provider's multivendor IMS infrastructure. This demonstration shows WebRTC's potential beyond simple browser-to-browser communication.
The company will be presenting a live demonstration of this unprecedented feat at the WebRTC Conference & Expo in San Francisco, California.
"Acme Packet's successful demonstration of an IMS-connected WebRTC browser signals a new wave of communications by virtually placing a user's phone in any browser," said Pat MeLampy, chief technology officer, Acme Packet, in a statement. "With Acme Packet solutions paving the way, WebRTC capabilities could extend IMS service delivery from carriers, revolutionize call center efficiency through web page click-to-call, and broaden enterprise unified communications service delivery."
Acme Packet has long been a proponent of WebRTC and continues to be involved in WebRTC standardization in the IETF, including recommendations on the platform to SIP interworking and using SIP over WebSockets.
Earlier in November, the company introduced the Net-Net 6300, meant to be a new standard for platforms designed to assure trusted services for the advanced interactive IP communications networks. The Net-Net 6300 leverages Acme Packet's Net-Net OS software and hardware in a tightly integrated system that delivers throughput, performance and capacity in a 3U form factor.
Edited by Brooke Neuman