WebRTC Solutions Industry News

TMCNet:  Raccoon's golf course iPhone caper foiled

[January 09, 2013]

Raccoon's golf course iPhone caper foiled

Jan 09, 2013 (Sun Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A furry masked thief named Rocky the raccoon, notorious for brazenly stealing from unsuspecting Palm Beach County golfers, couldn't outwit GPS in his most recent caper.

Drawn to golf carts like Yogi Bear to picnic baskets, Rocky during the past year has made off with food, a wallet and other goodies snatched from unsuspecting players at the county's Okeeheelee Golf Course on Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

So when a golfer on New Year's Day returned to the course after losing his cell phone the day before, employees had a feeling that the sneaky repeat offender that they named Rocky had struck again.

A GPS app allowed the golfer, Brian Acker of Sebring, and course employees to track the missing iPhone4 to the second hole of the Eagle Course at Okeeheelee.

By "pinging" the phone, they heard its locator tone coming from the top of a nearby palm tree. Workers used a ladder and first found the cell phone case, discarded about 12 feet up the tree.

After climbing a little higher, they found the iPhone in Rocky's treetop hideout along with the multiple food wrappers.

"He has a taste for open food items left in golf carts and shiny items," said Okeeheelee General Manager Mac Hood, who helped find the phone. "The raccoon just saw something he liked and he went in there and grabbed it." The phone was returned to its grateful owner, but Rocky remains on the loose.

The phone still works, suffered no major scratches and as far as Acker can tell, Rocky didn't make any calls.

abreid@tribune.com, 561-228-5504 or Twitter@abreidnews ___ (c)2013 the Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Visit the Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) at www.sun-sentinel.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

[ Back To WebRTC Solutions's Homepage ]

FOLLOW US

Featured Podcasts

Oracle in Enterprise Communications

Most in the industry have heard of the acquisition of Acme Packet by Oracle. What you may not know is that Oracle has a number of telecommunications products including a UC suite, WebRTC Session Controller, and Operations monitoring tools. Oracle is pursuing both the enterprise and service provider.

Featured Whitepapers

WebRTC Security Concerns

This whitepaper covers two of the most relevant topics in communications industry today: WebRTC and security. We will introduce the problem of security in WebRTC including those traditional VoIP attacks that are going to be present in WebRTC services. Later we will mention ad-hoc WebRTC attacks and protection mechanisms, to close with an overview of identity management solutions.

Migrating Real Time Communications Services to the Web

In the Internet age, businesses that own fixed and mobile communication networks, including traditional Communications Service Providers (CSPs) of all kinds, are being challenged with some tough questions: How do we stay relevant to our customers?

Delivering Enterprise-Class Communications with WebRTC

WebRTC is an emerging industry standard for enabling Web browsers with real-time communications capabilities. It enables enterprises to enhance Web sites, empower BYOD users, and improve video collaboration and on-line meetings, to name but a few examples.

WebRTC Report Extract Reprint

This document examines the growing important of WebRTC, both generally and for telecom service providers. It considers the expanding range of use-cases, the multiple layers of interoperability likely to be desired by telcos, and some implications in terms of network integration and mobility.

WEBRTC SOLUTIONS PAPERS, SLIDES, COLLATERAL

Robust Enterprise Grade WebRTC Systems and Services


The emerging WebRTC standard has become one of the industry's hottest topics – and with good reason. Being able to "communications enable the web" has Communications Service Providers as well as Enterprises busily making plans for deployment. But, as these plans unfold, reality is starting to intrude on those plans. Our expectations of telephony services are much higher than web browsing. We expect the phone to connect instantly, operate with minimal disruption, and work seamless across any network, anywhere, at any time. There is also an understanding that phone service is inherently secure. With WebRTC, the expectation is for these applications to behave in the same manner.

This session looks at the user experience and expectations of a WebRTC Enterprise service. It will also cover how a WebRTC enterprise handles security, reliability, and interoperability within browsers and networks.

ORACLE COMMUNICATIONS WEBRTC SESSION CONTROLLER

The Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller enables communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to offer WebRTC services – from virtually any device, across virtually any network – with carrier-grade reliability and security.

Sales Presentation: Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller

Agenda:
- WebRTC Market and Opportunities
- WebRTC Challenges
- Oracle Communication WebRTC Session   Controller
- Summary

ORACLE COMMUNICATIONS WEBRTC SESSION CONTROLLER SOLUTION

Communication Service Provider (CSP) voice service revenues continue to face pressure due to shifts in communication preferences and competition from non-traditional service providers. Voice communications are now often embedded into applications outside the domain of traditional telephony voice usage. CSPs have been challenged to effectively leverage and monetize new web-oriented communications technologies.