Best CPaaS Providers: 5 Choices for Voice, Video, and Messaging

Text message reminders of doctor appointments, click-to-dial phone calls with support agents, and in-app streaming videos are just a handful of examples that highlight the pervasiveness of real-time communications (RTC) in apps that span many different categories.

Consumers expect easy access to voice, video, SMS, and other RTC features in a wide variety of applications. Even apps that aren't communications-based are expected to offer RTC as a way to enhance the user experience.

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Topics: WebRTC, sip.js, video call, developer

SIP.js Update: Video Conferencing & Secure Calling Added

Our engineering team recently enabled the latest version of FreeSWITCH 1.6.14 for SIP.js. This update will help developers build real-time communications apps with expanded video and security capabilities.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology, freeswitch, sip.js

Free Group Video Calling in the OnSIP App

We recently released multi-party video conferencing in the OnSIP app, which allows up to five users to join a free video conference. Prior to this release, users could only initiate two-way video chats with another contact. Now, up to five people can join a conference directly in their browser window with no plugins or downloads required.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology, conferencecall, feature, video conference, video call

Detecting Abnormal VoIP Traffic, WebRTC, and SIP at ClueCon

Last week, three members of the OnSIP engineering team attended ClueCon 2016 in Chicago for three days of coder games, round table panels, and informative sessions on real-time communications. As proponents of open source technology, we've been attending ClueCon for many years.

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Topics: WebRTC, SMB Leadership, SIP, sip.js

OnSIP Speakers Talk SIP and WebRTC at Real Time Web Solutions Conference

Our CTO John Riordan and Lead Engineer James Criscuolo both spoke on panels at the 2016 Real Time Web Solutions Conference on August 3rd. OnSIP was a silver sponsor of the event, which took place August 1-4 at NYU's Kimmel Center in New York City.

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Topics: WebRTC, SMB Leadership, SIP, sip.js

WebRTC Turns 5 Years Old! Reflections on #SMBlab [VIDEO]

Happy birthday to WebRTC! 'How old are you now?'...

Last month, WebRTC celebrated its 5th birthday. Angela Leavitt (@MojoMktg) and Mike Oeth (@VoIPCEO) devoted the last #SMBlab episode to this milestone event and were thrilled to welcome Randy Resnick (@voipusers) and Michael Graves (@mjgraves) of the VoIP Users Conference (VUC) to the chat.

Watch the video to get the group's reflections on and opinions of this disruptive technology, or read on below for our summary of their conversation.

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Topics: WebRTC, SMB Leadership, SMBlab

OnSIP Team To Sponsor and Speak at ClueCon 2016 and Real-Time Web Solutions Conference

We're happy to announce our upcoming sponsorship of two conferences this August. OnSIP will be a Silver Sponsor at the Real-Time Web Solutions Conference, and a 8bit sponsor of ClueCon 2016. Our team members John Riordan, James Criscuolo, and Eric Tamme will also be speaking and participating in panels at both expos.

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Topics: WebRTC, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, cluecon, freeswitch

Webphones 101: A Beginner's Guide

Webphones, as the name suggests, are phones powered by web-based applications. They're still an emerging technology; few fully functioning webphones exist today. But with the advent of new technologies such as WebRTC, webphones are beginning to supplant and even replace desk phones altogether.

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Topics: WebRTC, SMB Leadership, IP phone, webphone

Enhanced Queues With Video on Hold Win 2016 WebRTC Product of the Year Award

We're happy to share that OnSIP has won TMC's 2016 WebRTC Product of the Year Award for our Enhanced Queues feature! This is our second time winning this award for our work in WebRTC. Enhanced Queues and Video on Hold use WebRTC technology to give call center supervisors better management, reporting, and retention capabilities.

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Topics: WebRTC, SMB Leadership, Business Technology

Four Exciting WebRTC Applications To Watch in 2016

The WebRTC market is growing - fast. According to Future Market Insights, it's expected to grow at a CAGR of 45.2% between 2015 and 2025. In 2015 alone, WebRTC companies received over $1 billion in funding in 2015.

So what's next? Here are four interesting WebRTC applications that we’re excited to see in 2016 and beyond.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology