WebRTC World Feature Article

April 05, 2014

WebRTC World Week in Review


This week we took a look at some companies integrating WebRTC into their products and solutions offering, potential use cases for WebRTC, Dialogic unveiled its second WebRTC impact survey and a value proposition for the WebRTC Conference & Expo in June. Enjoy!

Dialogic’s WebRTC impact survey highlights rapid growth and enormous potential for WebRTC. Overall, the survey results show that WebRTC is rapidly realizing its potential to transform communications, and the top three groups to benefit from WebRTC are tool and infrastructure vendors, website and app providers and communication service providers. Education still remains a top market to see impact from WebRTC, followed by healthcare, adult entertainment, financial services, online gaming and hospitality.

Along those lines, it’s not surprising that more companies are implementing WebRTC. Telefonica this week acquired eyeOS, a cloud computing startup offering an open-source browser-based Web desktop. With the acquisition, Telefonica will be able to offer an open-source desktop virtualization service (DVS) as part of its current cloud software offering.

Another company working with WebRTC is Swarm Labs, which launched Swarmify this week. Swarmify understands the benefits of the data channel, and focused its efforts on data transmission of video and images. The company’s technology reduces a website’s bandwidth – its software doesn’t require any downloads or browser plugins and changes a few HTML tags and pieces of JavaScript code to make content sharing more efficient. I caught up with Jesse Delia, partner at Swarmify, who explained working with WebRTC and the data channel was actually a lot more challenging than expected.

Unified Office recently rolled out its new HTML5-based WebRTC applications, leveraging the opportunities in real-time communications. Unified Office has also made available its Total Connect Now (TCN) 3.0 Hybrid Private Cloud service architecture, built on the concept of its adaptive Highest Quality Routing (HQR) solution. We caught up with Unified Office at ITEXPO Miami – check out the video interview.

Another company we talked to this week was a startup called PeepsOut. PeepsOut is a live stream network that works with bars, restaurants and other venues to stream their vibes and crowds in real-time. Key considerations to make sure the technology behind PeepsOut delivers always-on, quality streams is a strong Wi-Fi network and human error. While the streams do not necessarily need to have the best quality in terms of being able to identify people, they do need to have enough quality to stream in real-time without delays, jitter or latency. With human error, the PeepsOut team will usually go in from a “boots in the ground” perspective to troubleshoot and help identify where any problems are or could be.

Last but not least, our very own Carl Ford explained some of the business value for attending the WebRTC Conference & Expo in Atlanta from June 17-19. WebRTC is like the universal communication API that anyone can use to expand and explore.  More importantly, it makes for a ready-now marketplace. Whether a vendor has made a standalone solution, augmented its existing service or enabled a developer community, WebRTC is most definitely ready now.







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