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Whatever Happened to WebRTC?

Touted at one time as a technology that would revolutionize communications and collaboration, has WebRTC succeeded?

Originally developed and released by Google in 2011, WebRTC provides a set of javascript libraries that turns any web browser into a rich media client capable of supporting voice, video, and screen sharing. Today, WebRTC is supported in virtually all leading browsers including Apple Safari (version 11), GoogleChrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera.

Since initial development, the use cases for WebRTC have rapidly grown. What was once envisioned as a technology simply to enable browser-to-browser communications sessions has emerged as a viable interface for unified communications applications including telephony, videoconferencing, web conferencing, and more. Continue reading

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