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WebRTC Solutions Week in Review: Dialogic, CafeX, 3CX, Fusion, Oracle, Prosodie-Capgemini

October 03, 2015

News coming to WebRTC Solutions this week resulted in a Dialogic director’s post about the nature of WebRTC codecs, a new hire at CafeX, a partnership between 3CX and Fusion, and the launch of Oracle’s session controller at Prosodie-Capgemini.

Alan D. Percy, the senior director of product marketing at Dialogic, weighed in this week about how WebRTC codecs are constantly changing. Every few years, he notes, the community gets into a fit about how some codecs are better than other, why new codecs are rising to replace the old, and how costs could always be lower for everyone involved. This last part – cost – is one major issue that plagues developers. Beyond their need to be adaptable to changes in the market, developers must also consider licensing costs when choosing a particular form of WebRTC. Percy notes that the holy grail is a fast, efficient codec that comes free of royalties. He also says that, as a community, we aren’t there yet. Developers, though, can hold hope in groups such as the Alliance for Open Media which is working to gain that grail.

Meanwhile, over at CafeX Communications, employees will see a new face of their business and development activities in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. CafeX has developed WebRTC toolkits and APIs to facilitate the creation of real-time communication apps. It has pushed for simplicity – allowing businesses to embed its real-time chat with just two lines of code – and will now have Dave Phillips work toward greater global expansion in those areas. His history as a marketing developer with Avaya should give him the experience necessary to act with several other company departments such as sales and business development while continuing to represent CafeX at multiple industry trade shows.

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In other news, phone systems software developer 3CX has entered a partnership with cloud services provider Fusion. Together, the pair hopes to create a stable network, which Fusion will provide, on top of which the PBX 3CX Phone System can ride. This can make it easier for companies to complete VoIP calls and videoconferencing that are particularly sensitive to latency. In order to avoid choppy audio and video, companies using the 3CX software can choose Fusion as the underlying network to see smooth sailing from here forward.

Lastly this week, communications service provider Prosodie-Capgemini has announced that it will begin using the Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller. This will allow Prosodie-Capgemini to more easily develop applications such as its newest Odigo WebCall, which its enterprise clients use to create voice calls within Web browsers. Enterprises can use WebRTC to interact with customers without the need to leave the Web browser. Oracle can help such applications come to life in a shorter time so enterprises can begin realizing the power of WebRTC without haste.

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