WebRTC Solutions Week in Review: TokBox, Deloitte Digital, Research and Markets, Drum
WebRTC Solutions news this week shows off industry reports from TokBox and Deloitte Digital as well as Research and Markets. Drum also makes a showing with its latest cloud-based Web meetings conferencing platform.
A recent report from TokBox and Deloitte Digital shows that videoconferencing is helping businesses keep in touch with the people that have a stake in their efforts. Whether it is company investors who remotely check out progress on a construction site or consumers grabbing a real-time view of a weekend tent sale, video can bring individuals to the job site from any remote location. Within companies, employees can take advantage of video connections for informal meetings and can supplement their travel plans with third parties through high-definition video and crisp audio.
Research and Markets also released a report that has some bold statements about the communications industry. In “WebRTC and Cloud RTC Platforms: In-App Communications - Second Edition,” it claims that WebRTC and Cloud WebRTC applications will spur growth in the overall market at a compound annual growth rate of 57 percent to $4.3 billion by 2019. That is huge. However, the report also suggests that the market needs developers and could seriously benefit from standardization of codecs and interest from large enterprises. TMC points out, on the contrary, that the codec wars have ended, hackathons point to a high level of developer support, and a number of major telecoms are placing a big stake in real-time communications. Of the two pieces of analysis, one has missed the mark, and we're certainly hoping it is the former.
A new player in the market is named Drum. This week, TMC featured its ShareAnywhere software that provides a link to Web meetings in websites. The cloud-based service includes audio and video connections through WebRTC or a dial-in audio option for people with non-compliant browsers. Functionality begins with a single line of code for embedding a portal on a company website. From there, it has a waiting room for meeting participants, document presentation and file sharing features, and live recording of meeting events that administrators can share with participants following the close of any virtual gathering.