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Hookflash announces Relay First Real Time Communications Platform for enterprise at Microsoft Edge Developer Summit

Hookflash co-founder, Chief Product Officer, Erik Lagerway and Bernard Aboba, Principal Architect, Skype, Microsoft, present Real-Time Communications with Microsoft Edge at Edge Developer Summit, San Francisco. Microsoft new Edge browser in Windows 10 now has over 150 million monthly active devices.

Modern browsers are rapidly converging on a set of standardized APIs for plugin-free, interoperable real-time communications. This session will cover development of real-time communications applications for the web and mobile devices using Microsoft Edge as well as open source libraries to enable interoperability across platforms and mobile devices.

Hookflash intro from Bernard Aboba of Microsoft begins at 25 minute mark. View the video here.

“Getting Real on RTC,” by Erik Lagerway

Co-founder Erik Lagerway guest posts on No Jitter, discussing the history and current state of WebRTC.

One company in particular rules the enterprise, and that’s Microsoft. But Microsoft supports ORTC, not WebRTC…

…what is ORTC, or as it’s formally known, Object Real-Time Communications. Back in 2013, a small team from Hookflash, with Microsoft joining shortly thereafter, formed the W3C Community Group to work on a parallel effort to WebRTC with a focus on advanced functionality via object APIs. We first pitted ORTC as an alternative to WebRTC work happening at the WebRTC working group. But now ORTC and WebRTC are converging, and the WebRTC working group already has integrated some of the ORTC APIs into the WebRTC 1.0 spec. The ORTC Community Group (CG) now boasts more than 100 members, including Google.

Read the full article here.

The State of WebRTC at Enterprise Connect in Orlando, March 7 2016

Use the conference scheduler to make sure you don’t miss the Hookflash keynote at Enterprise Connect.

After several years of WebRTC development what is the state of the standard today? Is WebRTC really bringing any new capabilities to the UC space? What is ready for use today, and what is still coming down the road? Are the video codec wars being resolved? What about the security issues that have been raised? Have they been solved? How do people develop WebRTC apps for mobile devices? During this session we’ll answer all these questions and more as we discuss the current state of WebRTC technology.

Visit the site here.

2016 WebRTC Reality Check Slated for Enterprise Connect

Irwin Lazar, Vice President and Service Director at Nemertes Research and host of the WebRTC Conference Within a Conference, introduces Hookflash as keynote:

We’ll kick off the conference on Monday, March 7, with a keynote by Hookflash executives Trent Johnsen, CEO and co-founder, and Erik Lagerway, co-founder. Trent and Erik, who both have been involved in WebRTC since its infancy, co-chair various W3C Working Groups on WebRTC.

Read the full article here.

Hookflash Keynote: “The State of WebRTC” Enterprise Connect 2016 – Monday, March 7, 2016 – Orlando, Florida.

Hookflash is proud to keynote at Enterprise Connect, the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. Enterprise Connect brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry’s vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications.

After several years of WebRTC development what is the state of the standard today? What are the implications of ORTC and it’s implementation by Google and Microsoft? Is WebRTC really bringing any new capabilities to the UC space? What is ready for use today, and what is still coming down the road? Are the video codec wars being resolved? What about the security issues that have been raised? Have they been solved? How do people develop WebRTC apps for mobile devices?

During this session we’ll answer all these questions and more as we discuss the current state of WebRTC technology.

Visit the site for registration and additional information.

What Developers Should Know About ORTC Versus WebRTC

Janet Wagner, of ProgrammableWeb, provides an in-depth and insightful analysis of ORTC and compares it to WebRTC.

The key difference between the ORTC API and the WebRTC 1.0 API is that the ORTC API is a lower-level JavaScript API that provides the same components as the WebRTC 1.0 API while allowing greater flexibility than what is currently available in the WebRTC 1.0 SDP interface. Developers can use the ORTC API to implement advanced capabilities such as layered video coding, simulcast, scalable video coding (SVC), and more. These capabilities can also be implemented using SDP in WebRTC 1.0. However, WebRTC 1.0 communication capabilities can be more difficult for developers to implement. A JavaScript API like the ORTC API, provides greater access to more controls. In WebRTC 1.0, modifying the same controls would require browser source code changes. ORTC is also taking the approach of JavaScript shim libraries; for example, ORTC allows a JavaScript-based shim (“upshim”) to be built on top of ORTC.js which would provide the same functionality of WebRTC 1.0 APIs, including the RTCPeerConnection API. It should also be noted that ORTC APIs do not replace WebRTC 1.0 APIs, but rather augment the existing SDP APIs in WebRTC 1.0 which have been integrated into millions upon millions of devices.

Read the full article at ProgrammableWeb.

Enterprise Connect: WebRTC Standards Update

Enterprise Connect: WebRTC Standards Update

 

Hookflash CEO – Trent Johnsen, will be on a panel at Enterprise Connect on March 16 at 11am with some of the current WebRTC 1.0 specification editors discussing the road to WebRTC availability.

WebRTC Standards Update: When Will WebRTC Become Available for You?

Speaker Irwin Lazar  |  Vice President and Service Director, Nemertes Research |
Moderator Cullen Jennings, PhD  |  Cisco Fellow, RTCWeb Co-Chair at Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Cisco |
Speaker Trent Johnsen  |  CEO, Hookflash, Inc.
Speaker Tsahi Levent-Levi  |  Founder, BlogGeek.Me
Speaker Dan Burnette  |  Founder, Standards Play
Speaker Brent Kelly, PhD  |  Principal Analyst/Consultant, KelCor, Inc.

Location:  Osceola 4
Date:  Monday, March 16
Time:  11:00am – 12:00pm
Pass Type: WebRTC Conference-Within-A-Conference, Entire Event – Get your pass now!

During this session we will hear from those directly involved with WebRTC standards development as they discuss how close we are to a truly ubiquitous ability to support WebRTC across browsers and applications. We will review where the standard is now, what work needs to be done to get to WebRTC Version 1.0, and happens afterward. We will include a discussion of the ORTC initiative.

Next Event: @RobinRaymond of Hookflash speaking @IIT_RTC_Conf #webrtc #ortc

IIT RTC Conference

This is hands down our favorite event of the year. IIT has produced a great “no bs” technical event. If you want to know what is happening inside the industry, you will want to attend this one. Excerpt from their website..

The IIT RTC Conference and Expo is a globally recognized collaborative event, where industry and academia connect. Leveraging its unique academic setting, this annual conference brings together technical professionals and business executives from the data and telecommunications industry, standards bodies, policy and regulatory institutions, and academic educators and researchers to promote an open exchange of ideas to lead future development in the rapidly changing field of real-time communications.

Robin Raymond will be speaking on a few topics:

  • Future of the Cloud with P2P (Peer-to-Peer) RTC (Real-Time Communication)
  • ORTC (Object Real-Time Communications) API Update
  • Delivering Real-Time Communications with Mobile

IIT RTC Conference Schedule: http://www.rtc-conference.com/conference-schedule-listings/