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PhonoSDK WebRTC Preview

Posted on February 24, 2012 by Adam Kalsey

Google recently released nearly $70M worth of opensource code to the world, in order to help improve real-time communications (RTC) over the Internet; they call it WebRTC.

“WebRTC is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple Javascript APIs. Their mission is to enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5.”

Interestingly enough, we at Voxeo Labs have a complimentary mission for Phono: to provide a simple Javascript Communications API that empowers developers with the ability to build robust voice and messaging communications apps; these apps can run in any web browser and on any mobile device.

Today we are proud to preview our experimental WebRTC support for the PhonoSDK. Since WebRTC is so new, it only runs in Google’s Chrome Canary experimental browser. The video below demonstrates an encrypted Phono-to-Phono – voice and video – P2P WebRTC experience in a Canary browser and we hope you’re impressed with what you see.

Note: there are a couple of additional videos on the page that demonstrate what else we are doing with Phono and WebRTC!

But wait, there’s more! We made history this week by placing the first public switched telephone network (PSTN) calls to and from real telephones and the Chrome Canary web browser! This video demonstrates a real phone call from an iPhone to our WebRTC-powered Phono Kitchen Sink demo.

But wait, there’s even more! Just in case the previous two videos weren’t geeky enough for you, we wanted to demonstrate a real Phono WebRTC phone call in the web browser without even involving a telco service provider! This test was achieved by using our portable wireless cell tower built on OpenBTS along with a standard Nokia mobile phone. Check this out:

Hopefully we have your attention! We believe that Phono will do for WebRTC what jQuery did for HTML and CSS. Be prepared to see our Phono WebRTC voice and video technology continue to advance, along with our Tropo and PRISM platforms running Rayo, our real-time communications protocol. There are sure to be incompatibilities in early versions of WebRTC. Phono provides a consistent API that works the same on every browser and device

We will be attending Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, February 27th – March 1st. Please stop by our hospitality suite (Vincci Arena Hotel. Condal Mar Room-1st floor) for live demos of the Voxeo Labs WebRTC technology!

Also stay tuned for a release date of our new PhonoSDK WebRTC!

2 Responses

  1. […] I’m now doing consulting for Voxeo Labs on Phono and the rest of their portfolio. (see “PhonoSDK WebRTC Preview” […]

  2. Dele Olajide says:

    Nice one guys 🙂


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