In advance of the WebRTC Conference & Expo being held next week in Santa Clara, Crosspeer announced the availability of their WebRTC Cloud Platform Beta Program. The WebRTC platform, known as ‘IP Videocom’ is available for beta testing by developers and companies currently building WebRTC applications. The IP Videocom Platform provides all the back-end processing and supporting protocols required to enable any type of WebRTC application.
WebRTC is a protocol that enables browser-to-browser and browser-to-server communications, making web pages much more responsive and app-like with real time functions. WebRTC facilitates web applications to become truly interactive by incorporating live two-way communications including voice calls, video, chat, conferencing and P2P file sharing. In essence, WebRTC enables Skype-like communications between compliant applications and devices without plug-ins, much the same way that HTML5 enables video playback without Flash. Initial implementations will appear in the Chrome, Firefox and Mozilla browsers. However, the communications aspects can easily extend to any type of application or device that supports the protocol including mobile phones, tablets, TV set-tops and game consoles.
Crosspeer, known for its high-performance Open IAAS Cloud, is focused on service-based cloud computing and cloud-based application solutions. Crosspeer also provides carrier class, secure and highly scalable cloud-based VoIP solutions with integrated capabilities for Unified Communications. With the addition of the WebRTC platform to the product portfolio, Crosspeer now provides all the back-end processing required for WebRTC applications from the cloud, delivering a cost-effective value proposition for WebRTC deployments.
Patrice Haftman, CTO of Crosspeer stated,“Our vision is to position our partners and customers for success. The Beta program provides WebRTC developers with a proving ground for their applications where they can fine tune their development efforts and implement their go-to-market strategies. Crosspeer’s IP Videocom platform simplifies the process for both Service Providers and Enterprises customers by facilitating the federation of OTT Telecom services into service offerings and integrating disparate forms of communication into a cohesive interface. Companies deploying OTT communications or digital video services can now bring additional monetization opportunities to the forefront by incorporating WebRTC apps into their product mix.”
The market potential for WebRTC cannot be ignored, and it is becoming a strategic enabler in building the next generation of cloud-based IPTV and OTT streaming video applications and services. Recently, Cisco Systems announced they will open-source their H.264 video codec, providing it as a binary module that can be downloaded from the Internet.
“We are delighted with Cisco’s decision to open-source their codec,” continued Patrice Haftman. “The move by Cisco demonstrates the ever-growing support to advance WebRTC forward in the industry. Not only will access to the codec provide interoperability with the large installed base of H.264 endpoints, they have also decided not to pass on their MPEG-LA licensing fees, effectively making H.264 free for WebRTC applications. This removes any potential barrier for adoption, and encourages new innovation by SAAS start-ups, OTT video app developers and digital media solution providers.”
Crosspeer’s WebRTC Beta program is open to SAAS developers, OTT service providers and Enterprises. With an industry-standard, scalable WebRTC back-end in the cloud, customers can shorten their time-to-market by focusing on their end-user facing applications, and not having to spend time and resources building their own back-end system to support their apps.
To register for the Crosspeer WebRTC Beta Program or to learn more about the IP Videocom WebRTC platform, please visit the company’s website.