TokBox Launches World's First WebRTC Solution for iOS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
TokBox, a Telefonica Digital company, today released OpenTok on
WebRTC, making OpenTok the first platform to enable anyone to build
high quality video chats using WebRTC-enabled browsers. For the first
time, it is now possible to build two-way video between
WebRTC-enabled browsers and iOS devices, solving a major barrier for
many developers and corporations who wish to provide a high quality
experience to their users across devices.
OpenTok on WebRTC was launched to coincide with Google's release of
Chrome 23 and works seamlessly with the new browser, which is the
first to natively support WebRTC. So now video calls can be made
between people on Chrome browsers, and also between a person on
Chrome and someone on an iOS devices.
As part of its vision to enable face-to-face video communication
across all devices, TokBox also unveiled support for Android. The
company added an early access release of its OpenTok Android SDK into
OpenTok Labs, allowing developers to add video chat into Android apps
with only a few lines of code.
Bridgestone Golf is the first organization to use OpenTok on WebRTC,
leveraging it as part of a roll-out of iPad-based video chat kiosks
to 1,000 stores across the US. Bridgestone's B-FIT Video Chat Kiosk
helps golfers select the perfect ball by connecting them live with
one of Bridgestone's ball-fitting experts.
Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing - Bridgestone Golf, Inc.,
commented: "We realize that when consumers walk into a store looking
for golf balls, they may be overwhelmed by choice, so live in-store
consultation creates a more rewarding buying experience. Using
OpenTok on WebRTC means our Kiosks offer a high quality engagement
for our customers and consultants, which we were able to build and
TokBox CEO Ian Small commented: "Live video communications is
increasingly a mainstream service, but fragmentation of devices and
browsers is causing problems for many developers. OpenTok is becoming
the glue that interconnects all the elements so anyone adding
face-to-face video to their service doesn't need to worry about
whether their users can connect; it will just work everywhere."
This is the first set of products released by TokBox since its
acquisition by Telefonica Digital last month.
Carlos Domingo, TokBox Chairman and Telefonica Digital Director of
Product Development & Innovation: "TokBox has extended its lead in
the development of WebRTC solutions, and in doing so has also solved
a major pain point for many developers who want to offer two-way
video between browsers and iOS devices. As we work to bring TokBox's
solutions together with our BlueVia ecosystem, developers will have
the world's most comprehensive set of communications APIs at their
OpenTok has been used by more than 50,000 organizations to add live
face to face communications to their site, including American Idol,
Major League Baseball, Diet Coke, Ford, Doritos, Bridgestone and
To find out more visit www.tokbox.com.
OpenTok from TokBox is the leading global online video
communications platform, enabling the addition of live group video
communications into any web property. Incorporating solutions for
enterprises, entrepreneurs and developers, anyone with a web presence
can harness the power of live video to drive user engagement within
their site or service.
The scalable, customizable platform incorporates proprietary
quality-enhancing technology and enables high quality video sessions
with up to 20 live participants and unlimited viewers.
TokBox is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telefonica Digital,
headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
Tel: +1 (650) 390 7666
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SOURCE: TokBox Inc
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