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Telepresence Options and TMCNet's Rolling WebRTC Conference & Expo Coverage

November 20, 2013 | David S. Maldow, Esq.

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The WebRTC Conference & Expo III is underway. You need to stay informed on the latest developments in the WebRTC world, so we are partnering with the crack editorial team at TMCnet to bring you the news you need to know from this event.

UPDATE: Demo Winners!

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Congratulations to all the winners. For complete coverage of the demo winners please see this excellent article by Rachel Ramsey.

Please skim through the articles below, to see more of what the TPO and TMCnet writers have learned at this cutting edge event.

Mozilla's Plans to Break Down Mobile Landscape Silos
Rachel Ramsey
The development of WebRTC has revolved around the browser, and specifically Chrome, Firefox and Opera. At the WebRTC Conference & Expo, we were able to hear a keynote presentation from Andreas Gal, vice president of Mobile Engineering, Mozilla, to get a firsthand look at the company's involvement with the growth of real-time communications.Continue Reading...

Opera 18 Adds WebRTC, getUserMedia Support
Rory Lidstone
The latest version of Opera for desktop brings the browser into the WebRTC fold alongside Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This means users have a third option if they want to participate in some real-time, browser-based video chatting. But that's not all Opera 18 brings to the table -- or to the tablet, for that matter.Continue Reading...

Yorktel Takes a Deeper Look into WebRTC
Blaise McNamee
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.Continue Reading...

TruConf Mobile 1.2 Brings Full BYOD Collaboration to Video Conferencing
Alisen Downey
In today's business world, the phenomenon of "bring your own device" (BYOD) policies has become pervasive. While it offers employees the convenience of using a device of their choice for both personal and professional use, this can create all kinds of compatibility issues for IT departments. Thankfully, companies like TruConf are stepping in to fill that divide and ease the transition to a BYOD landscape.Continue Reading...

WebRTC Offers Patients a New Way to Communicate with Their Doctors
Monica Gleberman
Although there are many changes being made to the healthcare industry, such as Obamacare, designed to provide all citizens access to affordable healthcare, policy reform just cannot solve one problem that many people face: The inability to travel to the doctor. What happens if you are sick and you are unable to get in to see a doctor or drive to his or her practice? Continue Reading...

Plantronics Keynote Emphasizes Making What We Already Have Smarter, Not Starting Over
By Rachel Ramsey
Up until recently, unified communications has been mostly about the desk phone. Plantronics' Joe Burton's keynote at the WebRTC Conference & Expo explained how the trend of "solving for scarcity," or focusing on lowering IT costs and not really user-driven, is a thing of the past. Today we're moving toward a world of abundance, he said, working with an incredible number of communications devices and endpoints. Continue Reading...

Opportunities and Challenges in Deploying WebRTC Video
By Alex Eleftheriadis, Chief Scientist and Co-founder, Vidyo, Inc.
Wednesday, I participated in a very interesting panel here at the WebRTC Conference and Expo, focusing on WebRTC's video directions. This event has quickly become the premier venue for all things related to WebRTC, and attracts hundreds of people. It is rare that a technology generates so much interest so early in its development phase. Continue Reading...

Temasys Merges WebRTC and Dating with Avalable Partnership
By Rachel Ramsey
The name of the game right now is mobile, and this is especially true in the WebRTC space. Temasys Communications, a developer and provider of WebRTC and visual communications solutions, understands this, and recently announced a partnership with social networking and dating app Avalable to embed the Temasys Skyway RTC visual communication client in the next version of the Avalable mobile social platform. Continue Reading...

WebRTC Expo Demos Day One: Audience and Judges' Top Choices
By Rachel Ramsey
As the first day of WebRTC Conference & Expo comes to a close, so does the first round of demonstrations from companies looking to get ahead in the WebRTC game. The key word today was "mobile," and almost every demonstration included capabilities to communicate in real-time via video on multiple browsers and devices, including some with Google Glass. Unfortunately, not all 16 companies could be recognized as the top innovators in WebRTC, so our judges awarded three companies and the audience chose one. Continue Reading...

Temasys To Bring WebRTC Skyway To YuuZoo E-Commerce Social Networks
By Steve Anderson
Web-based real-time communications (WebRTC) is a technology very much on the move, and it's moving just a little farther thanks to a recent agreement between Temasys Communications and YuuZoo Corporation that will bring WebRTC to a whole new platform of social networks. The use of WebRTC in this particular platform will mean a lot of added value for both YuuZoo and its users. Continue Reading...

TokBox Keynote Focuses on Best-of-Breed Components of WebRTC: Mobile, Groups and Archiving
By Rachel Ramsey
In a WebRTC-appropriate fashion, TokBox CEO Ian Small's keynote started with a real-time video connection a la Double Robotics. You may recognize one of these robots from a scene in The Good Wife or, if you frequently visit San Francisco, from wandering the streets and coffee shops in California. TokBox powers the real-time communications functionality for Double Robotics, and is working on even more to further the development of WebRTC. Continue Reading...

Requestec's Zenon Gateway Now Mixes Opus, Other Audio Codecs
By Rory Lidstone
It's day two of the WebRTC Conference & Expo and, as expected, there are plenty of new WebRTC announcements being made. For example, Requestec has stated that its Zenon WebRTC-enabled gateway is now able to mix Opus with other audio codecs to form a single, low latence, low bandwidth stream that can connect participants all around the world in a clear conversation free from delays and loss of volume.�Continue Reading...

PubNub Enables Real-time Video, Audio Integration in Apps with Open Source Template
By Rachel Ramsey
The world we live in today is mobile. The growth of smartphones also means the proliferation of apps - you can probably think of any functionality, category or theme, and, "There's an app for that." We live in a world of millions of apps in app stores and marketplaces, and it's these apps that are going to be prime targets to taking advantage of new technology, like real-time video communications. These apps are going to want to integrate technology like WebRTC to offer video capabilities. Luckily for these app developers, PubNub offers an extensive, flexible API powered by its Real-Time Network to do just that.�Continue Reading...

WebRTC For Dummies from Sonus Explains How to Facilitate Revenue Growth
By Michelle Amodio
WebRTC is a powerful tool that enables browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins, but it's usefulness is not widespread nor used to its full advantage by companies. Sonus, a SIP communications provider, aims to change that with its reference book, "WebRTC For Dummies."�Continue Reading...

UCI Forum and ONF to Forward SDN, UC Integration via Collaborative Relationship
By Rory Lidstone
The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCI Forum) is a nonprofit alliance of worldwide communications technology leaders working toward the aim of realizing the potential of unified communications through increased efficiency, decreased implementation costs and improved interoperability. It is also a sponsor of this week's WebRTC Conference & Expo.�Continue Reading...

Temasys Merges WebRTC and Dating with Avalable Partnership
By Rachel Ramsey
The name of the game right now is mobile, and this is especially true in the WebRTC space. Temasys Communications, a developer and provider of WebRTC and visual communications solutions, understands this, and recently announced a partnership with social networking and dating app Avalable to embed the Temasys Skyway RTC visual communication client in the next version of the Avalable mobile social platform. Continue Reading...

Updates below...

WebRTCExpoTelepresense Options Publisher, Howard Lichtman sees the future through Google Glass.

WebRTCExpoAn Expo panel discusses the potential of WebRTC for Contact Centers.

WebRTCExpoVidyo Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Alex Aleftheriadis, and Telepresense Options Publisher, Howard Lichtman.

WebRTCExpoThe experts dive deep into the questions surrounding the implementation of WebRTC.

WebRTCExpoStanding room only for those looking to stay ahead of the curve.

WebRTCExpoMovers and shakers in the Visual Collaboration Industry.







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