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Sonus Networks Releases WebRTC Services Solution 1.1

January 04, 2016

Sonus Networks has continuously provided support for desktop and mobile communications through its WebRTC Services Solution software. The company’s latest announcement regards that flagship platform’s transition to version 1.1, and with it, a number of new features that help support up to 97 percent of mobile devices in users’ hands.

At the most basic level, WebRTC Services allow businesses to easily provide mobile devices with access to their corporate networks so individuals can communicate through Web browsers on their handsets. IT admins can accomplish that task inside a point-and-click interface that Tony Scarfo, the executive vice president of services, product management, and corporate development at Sonus, said will improve with this latest product update.

“With Sonus’ WebRTC Services Solution, we developed a software offering to create secure and intelligent click-to-connect mobile applications and services,” Scarfo said. “Release 1.1 enables Sonus customers to take the next step in the evolution of WebRTC so they have the technology that more seamlessly integrates into their network architectures.”

Not only will company officials be given the opportunity to engage in voice and video chats on their mobile phones, they could also have the ability to speak to other users on a whole range of different devices. Smartphone owners can speak to tablet users; laptops can engage with desktops; and users can initiate all combinations in between.

For enterprises themselves, this allows its employees a freedom to communicate as they wish. The expansion of the WebRTC Service software also comes with a heightened ability to run on Amazon and Google cloud servers so these same enterprises do not have to host their own communications servers. Use of the cloud, Sonus has indicated, can give companies the power and efficiency of hosted environments that they might not be able to provide on home-grown servers.

Enterprise developers can also take advantage of the REST application programming interface (API) that comes with WebRTC Services. This API allows companies to create their own WebRTC applications that serve their own unique needs for communications. This can involve everything from user authentication to the creation of user directories.

All in all, enterprises have a lot to discover with version 1.1. The multiple features here should help provide a better link to mobile devices and an easier time with taking advantage of cloud servers.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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