Juli here, your GO-TO girl for the latest news in the WebRTC world and items of interest to those who use or are thinking about using WebRTC in their business or implementing it in Apps they are developing.
Today, we have a potpourri of items to cover:
- The WebTorials 2015 report on “Deployment of WebRTC” just was released and it might surprise some of you.
- Here is the 2015 report for your perusal: http://www.webtorials.com/main/resource/papers/webtorials/2015-WebRTC/2015_WebRTC.pdf
- If you missed last year’s report for comparison, here is the 2014 report as well: http://www.webtorials.com/main/resource/papers/webtorials/2014-WebRTC-SotM/2014_WebRTC_SotM.pdf
- Chrome and other browsers are still having problems with RTC leaking IP addresses while using VPNs. But, a new version of WebRTC Block just was released. Click below to get the latest version of WebRTC Block: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/webrtc-block/nphkkbaidamjmhfanlpblblcadhfbkdm?hl=en
- I’ve been getting a lot of traffic asking for a simplified explanation of what WebRTC is and why it is a benefit to rollout WebRTC in the Enterprise. Seems some of the suits are having a problem wrapping their brains around the concept and some of my buddies at some rather large firms are at a loss in explaining it in a manner that makes sense to management.
So, here it is in a nutshell.
The whole idea of WebRTC is to allow you to see and talk to someone via your browser in a live environment.
So, think of it in terms of Star Trek. Captain Kirk whips out his communicator and talks to Mr. Spock and everything is taken care of, he gets the girl and everything is right with the universe. But the catch is that it’s all voice and we know body language is 50% or better of the content of any message.
With WebRTC, Kirk can hold a conference with realtime video, sound, and with all the ship’s department heads, and get their take on a situation to make the best decision possible. He sees their body language and taps into the nonverbal channels that are part of our everyday communications.
Not as exciting from an action adventure TV series standpoint, I admit but much more cost effective and everyone is on the same page at the same time at the end of the day.
Cost Savings and Benefits
The primary benefit is that you can use P2P platforms. This means off the shelf webcams and microphones can be used. This also means no more having set aside special conference rooms with expensive hardware, hard or satellite links to get everyone online.
At Places like Chase Manhattan on Dearborn street in Chicago with their state of the art video conferencing room on the 33rd floor, it all becomes moot and you free up a floor and have an extra million dollars to put back on the bottom line.
Everyone’s PC now can act as a two-way link, which later will include iPhones as well as other handheld devices.
Now every employee of you company can participate in group discussions and meetings. This changes your company from a lumbering behemoth to an agile lean predator gliding through the jungle of business markets today.
This is the simplified explanation of course.
Tune in next time when I will show you how the Apps actually accomplish this miracle for you. Until then this Juli signing off.Read More