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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
SEP 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 01:35 PM EDT

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AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:20 AM EDT

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OnSIP VP Discusses Female Leadership In Tech At 8th Annual Women in the Channel Networking Event, Cloud Partners 2014

According to a recent report, men outnumber women 7 to 3 in tech jobs in New York City (OnSIP's main office location). Last year, while women made up 53% of the college graduates, only 41% of the science and engineering degrees went to women, and men were employed at twice the rate of women in STEM occupations (men 31% while women just 15%) []. It's statistics like these that make Women in the Channel a vital organization with an important mission to support and inspire women in the telecommunications industry.

The 8th Women in the Channel (WiC) Networking and Enrichment Event will be held at the Cloud Partners Conference and Expo on September 7th 5:00 PM at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in the Starboard Ballroom. Nicole Hayward, who is both VP of Marketing and Product Management at OnSIP and a WiC board member, will moderate a highly anticipated panel entitled "Women in Leadership" to discuss what the challenges and opportunities are for future generations of female leaders.

AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:50 AM EDT

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OnSIP Team Members Speak, Showcase, and Participate in WebRTC Events at ITEXPO 2014

Our team travelled to Las Vegas last week for ITEXPO, the country's premiere business technology conference. Team members spoke on panels, discussed our offerings, and showcased InstaCall and The OnSIP Network, our latest WebRTC solutions. The gathering attracted a range of service providers, carriers, enterprises, resellers, and developers of all molds, and it marked the final stop on our "WebRTC Event Tour" this summer. We were excited to be there, and here's what happened.

OnSIP CTO John Riordan grins in hopeful anticipation of the day's events
AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 03:16 PM EDT

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OnSIP Engineer Takes Over the World with WebRTC Attack Robot

Last week at ClueCon 2014, OnSIP Principal Architect Eric Tamme wanted to show that our SIP platform can be used for functions beyond real-time communications. As a scalable, robust, WebRTC integrated architecture, The OnSIP Network is the perfect option for developers who want to connect people in innovative ways. But for once in his life, Eric was not interested in connecting people via real-time communications.

What Eric wanted to do was take over the world.

"I wanted to build something interesting and different," Eric said. "Everyone knows how WebRTC can be used for video chat. I hoped to build a project that would show how our SIP platform could be used for all sorts of stuff. That's how I landed on the concept of the Attack Robot."

Meet your doom, earthling! The WebRTC Attack Robot drives across the floor menacingly.
AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 01:17 PM EDT

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OnSIP CTO and VP Talk WebRTC At Upcoming ITEXPO Las Vegas

We're excited to attend ITEXPO on August 11-14, the world's leading business technology trade show that attracts a range of service providers, carriers, enterprises, resellers, and developers. OnSIP CTO John Riordan will speak at ITEXPO's Smart Voice Conference on the panel "Service Providers and Smart Voice - How Do They Fit Together?" at 4:30 PM on 8/11 (Monday).

On the same day, OnSIP VP of Marketing and Product Management Nicole Hayward will also be speaking on the panel "What WebRTC Means to Your Enterprise Communications" at 2:30 PM. Other OnSIP team members will showcase our InstaCall solution at booth 200D in the Enterprise WebRTC Solutions Pavilion.

It's certainly a busy week for us! We're looking forward to sharing our solutions and experiences with other members of the business technology community.

AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:55 AM EDT

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Customer Feature: Customer Adamson Associates Architects Talks London Bridge and Rebuilding World Trade Center

Adamson Associates' project in central London (Shown: London Bridge)

Adamson Associates Architects has planned and designed some of the world's most recognizable architectures. From commercial infrastructure to public mixed use projects, Adamson Associates has brought superior expertise, sound planning, and good taste to its architectural projects for over 80 years. With over 40 users, the company has been implementing OnSIP since 2009. We spoke with Adamson Associates' IT Specialist Rami Haddad to get the scoop on his organization's experience with OnSIP.

JUL 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:08 AM EDT

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OnSIP CTO John Riordan Talks WebRTC and The OnSIP Network at ClueCon 2014

We're excited to attend FreeSWITCH's 10th Annual ClueCon conference next week (Aug. 4-7), the yearly telephony and VoIP convention that attracts leading developers interested in telecommunications. Following last year's presentation, OnSIP CTO John Riordan will present once again at 11 am CDT on August 5th at the Intercontinental Chicago Hotel. This time around, John will discuss how to design and implement WebRTC and SIP-based applications, an issue we've tackled in the past year with InstaCall, The OnSIP Network, and SIP.js This is the fourth stop on OnSIP's "WebRTC Events Tour" this summer.

OnSIP CTO John Riordan presenting at last year's ClueCon conference