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APR 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 01:51 PM EDT

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OnSIP Sponsors WebRTC Conference and Expo IV

OnSIP is proud to sponsor the WebRTC Conference and Expo IV this year. The event will take place on June 17-19 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia. As the longest running global WebRTC Ecosystem Event, the conference will showcase some of the year's best WebRTC implementations, and informative panels will explore broader topics related to WebRTC.

OnSIP CTO and Head of Engineering John Riordan will give a talk entitled "Using WebRTC to Deliver Enterprise Services" on June 17th. This session will focus on how WebRTC can be used to deliver new and advanced services to enterprises, ranging from Unified Communications to Contact Center. It will also look at how Service Providers can utilize WebRTC in their own operations.

APR 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 04:26 PM EDT

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OnSIP Contributes FreeSWITCH Patch to Enhance WebRTC Implementations

Our latest collaboration with FreeSWITCH aims to solve delay issues that a WebRTC user agent may experience while calling a non-WebRTC user agent. Our engineers have remedied the phenomenon, experienced in FreeSWITCH-based applications, of picking up a call and hearing nothing for the first few seconds. This was accomplished through an innovative reconfiguration of the offer/answer portion of the call. Here are some details:

MAR 2014

Posted by Eric Green at 02:07 PM EDT

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Opera, WebRTC

Opera Adds Support for WebRTC

WebRTC users now have a third browser choice when selecting a WebRTC-enabled browser. This is another step forward towards complete WebRTC adoption by the major browsers. Opera has recently changed its underlying rendering engine from Presto to Blink, the same rendering engine that is used by Google Chrome. This engineering decision by Opera, to use the same rendering engine as Chrome, made updating GetOnSIP and Instacall Beta to support Opera painless.

MAR 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 01:13 PM EST

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WebRTC Outlook 2014: A Close Look at the Future of an Emerging Technology by WebRTC World

WebRTC World recently published its WebRTC Outlook 2014, a collection of feedback and statistics from leading vendors, entrepreneurs and users in the WebRTC community on the future of the emerging technology. The 19 page study serves as a kind of brief and helpful barometer of the industry's current climate toward WebRTC development in the coming year. The study does not necessarily break new ground in the substance of its claims (other outside observers, along with the OnSIP blog, have already documented many of its trends), but it does serve as an effective cornerstone to the ideas and opinions that shaped the WebRTC ecosystem in 2013.

(Image Courtesy of WebRTC World)
FEB 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:24 AM EST

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OnSIP is Proud to be a 2014 Gold Sponsor of Women in the Channel

OnSIP is happy to announce our 2014 gold sponsorship of Women in the Channel (WiC), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, by co-sponsoring its seventh semiannual networking and education event. The event will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. at the Burnham Ballroom in the Venetian and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As we've written about a few times before, WiC aims to connect women who are in leadership, ownership and revenue generating roles in the alternate sales channel sector of the telecommunications industry, and OnSIP is excited to be a part of its latest venture.

The event is a volunteer organized evening and includes an hour of networking with a hosted bar followed by two great education sessions sure to inspire.

FEB 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 04:10 PM EST

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OnSIP's First CodeDay Lets High School Students Realize Their Programming Potentials

This weekend, OnSIP hosted our first 24 hour CodeDay Hackathon in conjunction with Student RND. The CodeDay took place in OnSIP's New York office from Saturday at noon and until noon on Sunday. This was an educational opportunity for high school students of all skill levels and backgrounds who were interested in getting hands on experience with programming. OnSIP hosted the event simultaneously with other CodeDay Hackathons in Washington D.C., Iowa, Austin, Kansas City, and Denver.

"It's amazing how much we were able to accomplish in such a short amount of time," said High School Junior Brian Dwyer. "I never thought I could learn so much about programming in 24 hours. The setup of the CodeDay pushed us to work and learn as much as we could."

FEB 2014

Posted by Bryan Wade at 02:33 PM EST

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February New York Tech Meetup

This blog is by Bryan Wade, OnSIP Developer Evangelist

On Tuesday I attended the monthly New York Tech Meetup (NYTM). With attendance of over 750 people, and a total membership of over 37000 people, NYTM is the largest meetup in the world.

NYTM offered an evening of live demos from companies developing great technology in New York. Started in 2004 by Scott Heiferman, the founder of, its goal is to facilitate the creation of a sustainable New York technology industry that drives innovation, economic growth, and creates positive, high-impact change for local communities around the world.

FEB 2014

Posted by Nicole at 05:08 PM EST

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OnSIP Demonstrates The Possibilities of SIP + WebRTC at ITEXPO Miami

Last week, we joined ITEXPO Miami 2014, along with what was anticipated to be over 200 exhibiters and over 7,000 attendees. Situated in the Enterprise WebRTC Pavilion, we had a blast educating attendees about OnSIP's InstaCall Beta, a ground-breaking channel for sales and support teams to have instant, secure, video-enabled communications.

InstaCall is an end-to-end solution that allows website visitors to initiate a web-based voice or video call to a company's hosted PBX simply by clicking a button. Sales and support agents on the other end can answer incoming calls with their own designated browser phone and start receiving contextual information about the caller before they even pick up the call.

Here are a few pictures of me, Nicole Hayward, VP of Marketing & Product Development here at OnSIP, talking about how we've integrated WebRTC into our mature real-time communications platform:

And here's a tease: Next week, this functionality will be available to our customers (you'll receive an email announcement), and we are now offering support to service providers who'd like to integrate WebRTC with their own communications platforms. If you're a service provider looking to leverage the triumph that is WebRTC-to-SIP-to-PSTN calls in any way, shape, or form that fits your platform and customers, let us know here.

JAN 2014

Posted by Bryan Wade at 03:22 PM EST

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Startup Grind Meetup

This blog is by Bryan Wade, OnSIP Developer Evangelist

Last week at the Google NYC office, I attended a fireside chat with Angel investor Gary Vaynerchuk, hosted by Startup Grind.

Startup Grind is a startup community that hosts events across the globe. It hosts networking events, fireside chats, tech talks, and other events in order to support local founders, innovators, educators, and investors. Startup Grind has a unique approach to hosting events. It uses a bottom up approach to supporting the startup community by encouraging locals to create their own Startup Grind chapter in which to organize events. With this approach, it has been able to expand to 50 different cities in over 20 countries.

JAN 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:57 AM EST

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OnSIP and Easy On Hold Team Up For Custom On-Hold Messages

We're proud to announce our latest addition to our unique on-hold experience. OnSIP customers now have the ability to choose high-quality music streams and customize promotional announcements that their callers will hear on hold. This means OnSIP customers can now insert custom music, advertisements, company announcements, self-recorded messages, or any other pertinent audio media, into their on-hold music. Additionally, these custom messages can be scheduled to play at specific times on specific days!