WebRTC as a reliable standard for Real-Time Communication Technologies

Let’s have a closer look at WebRTC and how it can impact on implementation of real-time communication platform.

WebRTC is a free, open project that provides browsers and mobile applications with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple APIs.

WebRTC also represents the latest evolution in the world of real-time communication. WebRTC reuses many of the protocols and standards that we have analyzed in the previous articles (Media transfer in Unified Communications – SDP Protocol, RTP, RTCP and Jitter Buffer) to create real-time communications between different devices. Other standards, such as TURN / ICE / STUN, have been also used by WebRTC. We will discuss these standards later in this article.

The complexity of using these standards is hidden behind a simple set of Javascript APIs, which are immediately available to developers via browsers.

WebRTC brings to life the best of standardized Real Time Communication Technologies, and, in most scenarios, allows real peer-to-peer communications between endpoints.

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