OCT 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:35 AM EDT

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SIP.js 0.6.3 Adds Fixes and Optimization for Firefox 33 - Recommended Upgrade


We have just released a new version SIP.js, our SIP Javascript stack that's perfect for developers who want to build WebRTC-based features. SIP.js 0.6.3 is now the most stable, comprehensive version of the library to date. Here are some highlighted improvements:

  • Mask DTLS everywhere
  • WebRTC.MediaHandler: remember when to call self.onIceCompleted
  • Pass logger from MediaHandler to MediaStreamManager
  • Grammar: parse entire event-type into a string
  • Subscriptions now emit accepted
  • Removed old subscriptions on resubscribe
  • Update MediaHandler.js - Fix Chrome HOLD
  • Session#refer: actually define originalTarget
  • WebRTC.MediaHandler#getDescription: call #render() after stream is added
  • UA#onTransportError: don't try next transport if UA is closed
  • UA: listen for 'unload' and call #stop()
OCT 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 03:37 PM EDT

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"Technology has put a higher premium on face to face conversations" - Hillary Clinton #DF14

Former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton made a keen observation about the interpersonal convergence of technology today. Speaking at Dreamforce 2014 (which our team members are attending), Clinton articulated an notion with which we couldn't agree more:

OCT 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:48 AM EDT

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OnSIP To Attend Dreamforce 2014 for Customer Service Summit

We're excited to attend Salesforce's Dreamforce 2014 this week, October 13-16 in San Francisco. The conference is a high-energy event that brings together industry visionaries, product experts, and world leaders who will offer wide-ranging discussions on how to transform your business and your life. As a company that uses SalesForce for sales and support on a day-to-day basis, we're looking forward to gaining new insights into how the technology can be utilized to build lasting relationships with our business VoIP customers as well as network with people who are as interested in excellent CRM as we are.

OCT 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 03:29 PM EDT

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WebRTC Conference & Expo Discount Passes

The WebRTC Conference and Expo is slated to have its latest run at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California on November 18-20, 2014. As Gold Sponsors of the event, OnSIP will host our traditional booth demonstrating our latest WebRTC-based products, and Lead Developer Will Mitchell will lead a talk about WebRTC and how it has been fully integrated into OnSIP's mature platform.

Team OnSIP mans the booth
OCT 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 12:17 PM EDT

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OnSIP Tip: Voicemail to Email For Business VoIP Users

We want our customers to have a business VoIP solution that's more than a phone system. From our Unified Communications platform my.onsip to our in-browser integration with InstaCall and InstaPhone, OnSIP's platform shows that telephony itself is not the only communications solution today's customer requires.

Besides these obvious answers, there are also some lesser known integrative bits of our platform that can prove especially useful for workers on the go. For instance, consider our voicemail to email option, a feature that automatically sends voicemail recordings to your email inbox in a .wav format.

OCT 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 04:31 PM EDT

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OnSIP Team Attends Zendesk Seminars to Streamline Hosted PBX Customer Service

OnSIP uses Zendesk everyday to help us better serve our customers' needs. The platform has saved our Customer Success Team countless hours with streamlined logistical and coordinating support that allows our staff to offer efficient and superior service.

We've teamed up with Zendesk in the past when we built the OnSIP Call Assistant, a Chrome extension that automatically creates Zendesk tickets for inbound support calls, including information such as phone number dialed, callback number, caller ID name, and time stamp.

Members of our team were recently excited to attend Illuminate and ZenU, two Zendesk related events in NYC, to preview new features, learn about Zendesk development, and engage in discussions about superior customer service.

SEP 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 03:00 PM EDT

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InstaCall Enables Hanse Environmental To Connect With Global Customer Base For No Extra Cost

John Hanse, owner of Hanse Environmental Inc., hosts a seminar in Shanghai on designing and building durable products

For over twenty years, Hanse Environmental has been a global supplier of Environmental Stress Systems, or devices that can achieve and sustain both normal and extreme temperatures with speed and consistency. This comes in handy for companies who need to see if their products can operate correctly in specific climates. Since becoming an OnSIP customer two years ago, Hanse Environmental has been implementing some of our latest features, including OnSIP InstaCall. We recently reached out to company owner John Hanse to get his take on how InstaCall has helped his business

SEP 2014

Posted by Kevin Malcolm at 10:07 AM EDT

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The Consumer Adoption Curve of WebRTC is Just Beginning

If you keep up with WebRTC news and analysis, you may have read Irwin Lazar’s “WebRTC Market Update” last Thursday. The overarching idea of the article seems to be that while WebRTC has yet to live up to the great deal of hype it’s received, it shouldn't be viewed in a negative light. Working for a company that sees a bright future for this technology, I wanted to dive deeper into the criticism to find answers.

As Lazar said, WebRTC has been the most talked about collaboration technology for the past two years. Despite that, survey results strongly suggested the majority of IT professionals in early 2014 had no plans to implement WebRTC, with another large chunk still in the evaluating its potential. It’s understandable to digest these statistics and begin to think that WebRTC has been a disappointment, but when the common reasoning was “it’s not ready”, I feel that judgement should be reserved.

SEP 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 03:16 PM EDT

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OnSIP's SIP.js Site Gets A Makeover

New SIP.js site pairs interactive tutorials with pertinent documentation

We recently gave our SIP.js site a total makeover. SIP.js, for those unacquainted, is our customized, open source JavaScript library that we used to build WebRTC-based products such as InstaCall and InstaPhone. On the new site, video chat demos - powered by WebRTC - are paired right next to the lines of SIP.js code that are actually needed for these features to run. Think of the site as an interactive tutorial that helps you harness the power of WebRTC via SIP.js.

SEP 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 01:52 PM EDT

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Chrome WebView On Android L Offers New Opportunities for WebRTC Developers

WebRTC has garnered cross-platform success because it is built into the core capabilities of popular internet browsers. So when Chrome and Firefox announced WebRTC compatibility for their Android browsers, we were certain that our WebRTC-based products such as InstaCall and InstaPhone would work inside Android. With the upcoming release of Android L, the possibilities for real-time communications on the Android are only multiplying.

Chrome WebView on Android L will be based on Chromium 36 with WebGL and WebRTC automatically enabled. WebView allows developers to display and manipulate web content within an application. The new WebView implements significant changes from the prior version, offering new set of HTML5 feature support, improved JavaScript performance, and remote debugging of web content using the Chrome DevTools. Firefox has not released an Android L browser to the public, but it has supported WebRTC since Firefox 24 (released September 2013).

An application running inside of Android Chrome displays streaming video via WebRTC