SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vidtel, a pioneer in cloud-based video conferencing, today announced that the Vidtel MeetMe and Gateway cloud services natively support WebRTC, allowing users to connect to cloud-based or premises-based video conferences via their web browser.
WebRTC is an open-source application interface that allows real-time services like voice, video, and data sharing to work within a web browser. Vidtel's MeetMe and Gateway services both natively support WebRTC, empowering businesses to utilize video conferencing in entirely new ways.
- Vidtel MeetMe is a cloud-based any-to-any® video conferencing service that allows users to collaborate seamlessly, regardless of whether attendees use SIP endpoints, H.323 endpoints, Google Talk, Skype, or WebRTC-powered web browsers.
- Vidtel Gateway brings any-to-any®functionality to a customers' existing video conferencing bridge. The Gateway service complements an existing video conferencing bridge: instead of being a closed ecosystem, the Gateway service extends the customers' bridge, allowing companies to include attendees from other SIP or H.323 devices, as well as WebRTC browsers, Google Talk, and Skype.
"Vidtel's support of WebRTC demonstrates their continued innovation and leadership in the video conferencing market," said Jon Arnold, principal at Jon Arnold & Associates. "There is a lot of change in the video conferencing market, as conferencing shifts to the cloud and the nature of video endpoints evolves beyond traditional hardware, and Vidtel has been on the leading edge of this market and technology evolution."
"We're thrilled to announce the public availability of WebRTC with our MeetMe and Gateway services," said Alex Doyle, VP Marketing at Vidtel. "With Vidtel's WebRTC support, attendees will be able to join video conferences as easily as visiting a web site, with no bulky downloads or plugins, and Vidtel partners can build compelling new video applications rapidly. We expect WebRTC to stimulate innovation, accelerate the adoption of video conferencing, and to expand video conferencing to entirely new markets."
Vidtel CEO Scott Wharton will be speaking on WebRTC at the ITExpo conference this week on two panels: The Future of Desktop Communications and Collaboration and Why Enterprise Video Will Explode in 2013.
Vidtel MeetMe and Gateway services are available through Vidtel's community of channel partners. Visit www.vidtel.com for information and to locate Vidtel-powered partners and resellers.
Vidtel is a pioneer of any-to-any cloud video conferencing services. Our easy-to-use service provides compatibility between a diverse set of business-grade SIP and H.323 (e.g., Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize) and customer-grade video endpoints, including WebRTC based browser applications. Vidtel enables enterprises of any size to affordably experience the productivity of business-quality video conferencing between dispersed employees, partners and customers. Vidtel is located in Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, California. www.vidtel.com.
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