What is WEBRTC

1 Apr

WebRTC is a communications standard developed by the W3C in close cooperation with the RTCWeb standard developed by the IETF. RTCWeb functions at a lower protocol layer; WebRTC enables the embedding of this functionality in applications and websites.

The WebRTC standard solves a very common problem: incompatibilities for real-time communications. Today, to place audio or video calls from a computer, users need to download proprietary software and create accounts. WebRTC leverages the recent trend in which the web browser IS the “application”, and facilitates browser-to-browser communication, with no software downloads or registration needed. The browsers themselves include all the capabilities needed to support the standard. WebRTC standardizes communications between browsers, enabling audio and video communications, and data bridges to support text chat or file-sharing.

webrtc-diagram

Though the WebRTC standard has obvious implications for changing the nature of peer-to-peer communication, it is also an ideal solution for customer care solutions to allow direct access to the contact center. For example, a user of a mobile customer care application could click one button to directly talk to an agent, without leaving the application or its context. Similarly, customers (or prospective customers) browsing a website, whether on a mobile device or at their computer, could easily initiative a chat with an agent. The overall effect is a seamless experience that eliminates the “context gap” – customers no longer have to search for a contact center phone number or wait for a call back, or re-explain the issue from the beginning to a contact center agent.

What does all this corporate speek mean?

Imagine clicking on a person name on your contact list and instantly being able to chat with them? No Downloads No Installs No hassles. No need for a degree in computer science to be able to use voice and video chat on the web.

All data, voice and video is seamlessly transmitted over the www backbone you never have to download a plug in or update anything ever again

SaCoderz is heavily invested in this new tech and will in the upcoming months be releasing a number of innovative products round this tech, watch this space

Source: http://sacoderz.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/what-is-webrtc/

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