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November 20, 2013

Yorktel Takes a Deeper Look into WebRTC

WebRTC Conference & Expo is now in full swing and industry experts, developers and enthusiasts have gathered in earnest to discuss the present and future of this burgeoning technology.  Real-time communication over a Web browser can mean a lot of different things to different people, and this, of course, is one of WebRTC’s many strengths.  The potential applications are seemingly limitless, and one of the most obvious capabilities that comes to mind is video conferencing.

Staying ahead of this impending communications watershed is Yorktel, a major provider of cloud and video managed services.  The company has carefully examined WebRTC’s nascent role in video conferencing and has identified a variety of prospective benefits and challenges.  In fact, today, November 20, Yorktel Chief Technology Officer Bin Guan took part in a panel discussion titled, “Is WebRTC Secure Enough for Business?” at WebRTC Conference & Expo.  During the talk, Guan spoke to WebRTC’s ability, or lack thereof, to provide the necessary security features required to support business critical applications.

Meanwhile, Guan, along with Yorktel Vice President of Professional Serivces Vishal Brown, has also authored a new white paper, released today, titled “The Three Things You Need to Know About WebRTC.”

“Similar to what happens with other new technologies or platforms, the marketing hype surrounding WebRTC makes it difficult to discern what it really is and what are the benefits it offers. Our goal with this analysis is to examine these issues and help remove the clutter,” said Brown in a statement.

The new white paper examines three core issues surrounding WebRTC that enterprise executives and IT decision makers need to know: namely, what it is, what’s keeping it from going mainstream, and what video communications will look like in the next 18 months.

Yorktel begins by explaining the essential function and operation of WebRTC as it relates to video conferencing and the unique nature of browser-based communication.  The white paper discusses WebRTC’s API structure, its innate security measures, the various audio and video codecs used, and its authentication features.  It then goes on to examine some of the roadblocks standing in the way of mainstream adoption, ranging from standardization questions to vested corporate interests.  Finally, the paper looks ahead to the next year and a half, detailing how the transition will play out should the roadblocks be overcome.

For more information, be sure to check out the full whitepaper from Yorktel, and of course, follow the latest developments coming out of the WebRTC Conference & Expo



Edited by Stefania Viscusi





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