WebRTC Expert Feature

June 25, 2013

Weemo Solution Allows for Interop Between WebRTC and Non-WebRTC Environments

WebRTC has drawn a great deal of interest in telecom and unified communications circles. But if this new technology, which can launch real-time communications like videoconferences straight from a Web browser without any downloads required, takes off, where does that leave non-WebRTC solutions? A company called Weemo is addressing both sides of the equation by introducing a solution that allows for interoperability between WebRTC and non-WebRTC environments and devices.

That’s a first in the industry, says Soufiane Houri, head of product at Weemo, with whom Webrtcworld met this week at the WebRTC Conference & Expo in Atlanta.

Weemo got its start under the name Wimo, a French company focused on delivering an enterprise cloud-based solution (not based on WebRTC) to the French market. But at the end of 2012, the company pursued a new round of funding in an effort to provide software developers, vendors and communications providers with APIs that would enable them to embed video communications into their applications. It was able to raise $3 million from European private equity firm Idinvest Partners, and it used that new funding to expand to the U.S., expand its staff, and introduce the new WebRTC-based solution.

The company already has some sizable customers in its stable, including French telco Bouygues Telecom, India’s Tata Communications, and various others, including a national power company in France, a tier 2 French service provider, and governmental agencies. But since its pivot to the new strategy, Weemo’s target is independent software vendors and service providers, says Houri. For example, the company has partnered with Exo Platform and Oracle. The latter company has embedded Weemo technology into the Oracle Social Network enterprise social platform for internal collaboration. The Oracle solution with the embedded Weemo technology is expected to be available in the next few months.

In addition to being the first WebRTC/non-WebRTC capable solution, Houri says Weemo is unique given that its SaaS infrastructure is global and because it is much more mature than the competition in delivering carrier-class solutions

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Edited by Rich Steeves
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