What is WebRTC?
There has been much talk about it, but perhaps it is not all that clear, what is WebRTC and how does it work?
WebRTC means Real-Time Communication via the web, or rather the possibility of being able to chat, make calls and video calls through the internet.
Imagine clicking on a button and, immediately, starting a call, a chat or a video call with a user ready to answer.
What is Real-Time Communication?
Simple, one example is enough to explain.
An email is NON real-time communication, a phone call is real-time communication
By definition, real-time communication is any form of telecommunication through which all users are able to exchange information instantaneously or with negligible latency. Real-time is also synonymous with Live.
But in the Telecommunications world, what is Real-Time communication (RTC)?
By now we all use online chat or video-calling, thanks to instruments which had a very clear vision of where the future of communication was headed. (I am thinking of Skype which was created by 3 Estonian kids, Jaan Tallinn, Ahti Heinla and Priit Kasesalu, before being purchased by Microsoft).
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Such will, such educational preparation, such effort: Dimitri and Stefano design their own PBX.
They elaborate the Asterisk project, they dissect it, they “mess with it”, as is done with mopeds, but the risk of engine meltdown was always lurking.
Not much time goes by and the Osler brothers notice that those systems were unstable and that they would not get very far with those technological preconditions.
Yes, they made the phones work, but any operation which was more complex would compromise the entire system.
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Let’s return to the San Cristoforo Pub table, where we left the two Osler brothers grappling with their dream and their pints of beer.
“Industrializing what we do at a custom level”: a system of call centers for businesses.
But there are already so many call center systems, instead there is the dawning of a new area: unified communications.
Why not combine the information and system expertise and create a PBX simple to configure, as simple as surfing the internet? Continue reading
Where does the story begin?
Not everyone knows that the famous Guinness beer was tapped for the first time in 1759 in Celbridge, 23 kilometers from Dublin.
It was invented by Arthur Guinness, born in 1725, a businessman who decided to “dive” into the brewing business. He married Olivia Whitmore and they were blessed to have 21 children together.
It is a rainy winter evening. Stefano and Dimitri Osler are having two pints of Guinness at Pub Gulliver on the bank of Lake Caldonazzo in San Cristoforo, Trentino.
It is 2002, Stefano is 27 and his brother Dimitri is only 20.