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Temasys Upgrades Its WebRTC Plugin for Safari and Internet Explorer

August 21, 2015

Temasys understands the true value of solutions that offer WebRTC communications and allow that kind of service quickly and easily to its users. To that end, the firm has just announced its latest release in the form of an upgrade to its WebRTC plugin for both Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari browsers. This particular upgrade brings the normal little upgrades and bug fixes that companies are always launching in order to make their product work that much better.

The upgraded offering also brings some features that didn’t exist when using the Microsoft IE and Apple Safari browser including support for whitelisting and screen-sharing when those browsers are connected to Jitsi’s open source application, which is known as meet.jit.si. This gives a leg up on those who are using the free Jitsi Meet platform; it basically means that anyone using the platform can access the same functionalities that browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera have.

The announcement of this upgrade essentially means that there isn’t a major browser out there that doesn’t offer the ability for Jitsi Meet users to take advantage of features such as the ability to start a video chat, join a friend’s chat room or share their screen with anyone they choose who is also using the Jitsi suite.

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If there is a catch, and it certainly isn’t’ a very big one, Temasys says that users will have to directly download the new plugin. Some are wondering why this cannot simply be an upgrade that is automatic when people open their Jitsi meet applications but the fact of the matter is that wouldn’t really be possible. Neither IE or Safari have built in support for WebRTC. No matter what kind of solution users are going with, they would need to download a plugin in order to use this kind of technology. The good news is these plugins don’t take a lot of space or hamper performance. It’s the best of the WebRTC world.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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