WebRTC Solutions Industry News

TMCNet:  Horizon by Carson Dunlop Works with Payment Innovator Square

[January 11, 2013]

Horizon by Carson Dunlop Works with Payment Innovator Square

(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Des Plaines, IL (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Horizon Home Inspection report writing software by Carson Dunlop announced today that Home Inspectors can now collect payments onsite via smart phone or tablet using a simple and cost-effective solution from the payment innovator Square. Square offers a free credit card reader for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allowing anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime.

“The ability to find an inexpensive and easy-to-use credit card payment solution aligns with our Horizon vision of helping Home Inspectors more effectively operate their business,” commented Brian Bell, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Carson Dunlop. “Working with Square means that for every aspect of home inspection – from the scheduling, to the inspection, to the report, to the payment, and running your business – Horizon has you completely covered. There is no other cloud based home inspection software that can do that.” By working with Square, Carson Dunlop will be providing free Square Mobile Card Readers at the American Society of Home Inspectors Inspection World conference in Las Vegas from January 13th to 16th 2013. Square is a cost-effective application that accepts several credit card types, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express. For more information about Square, please visit http://www.squareup.com For more information about Horizon, please visit http://www.carsondunlop.com/horizon.

About Carson Dunlop Carson, Dunlop & Associates Ltd. has been a leading Consulting Engineering Firm devoted to building inspection since 1978. They are one of the largest independent Home Inspection companies in North America that leverages their extensive technical knowledge across six integrated business lines – Home Inspection, Commercial Inspection, Report Writing, Energy Audits, Home Inspector Training and Continuing Education.

About Horizon Carson Dunlop launched their first report writing solution – The Home Reference Book in 1989. It has become an industry standard and with the 25th edition now in print and sold throughout North America. In 2005, Carson Dunlop introduced Horizon, the first truly web-based report writing system that has revolutionized Home Inspection report writing by making the process simple, fast and secure. Horizon is an industry leading report writing software used by many of the top home inspectors in North America.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10315868.htm (c) 2013 PRWEB.COM Newswire

[ Back To WebRTC Solutions's Homepage ]


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.


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.


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

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


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.