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Real Time Communications Week in Review

May 17, 2014

As we continue to rely on our mobile devices and the Internet for almost all parts of our lives – both for work and personal use – the importance of companies delivering real time communications capabilities becomes increasingly important. We expect and demand data, access and communication in real time, as the Internet becomes a clone to face-to-face, real-life interaction. Here are the top real time communications stories this week.

First, from the real time communications blog:

FCB Brazil and the CNA language school recently launched Speaking Exchange, an educational project that connects students and seniors over the Internet. It’s a seemingly simple concept, but one that brings so much power – students unable to travel the world and interact with different languages and cultures directly are able to improve their English speaking skills, and senior citizens in a retirement home can find some companionship.

To prevent another incident like the disappearance of MH370, many airlines and airline regulators around the world are working to improve their tracking systems. One such aviation regulator is the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) that oversees the operations of commercial aircrafts in India. This regulator has mandated all airlines that operate in India to install systems that will track airlines in real time. DGCA has ordered all airlines to install either the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) or the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) system. This directive is applicable to both passenger and cargo planes.

When was the last time you took time to define what the mobile experience is? For some, it is simply the availability of information and connections regardless of location. For others, it’s access to the corporate network, file sharing, scheduling, email access, video creation and messaging. The list could go on, but the mobile worker is very interested in the mobile experience and what it does to support real time communications.

We caught up with Bita Milanian, senior vice president of marketing communications at GENBAND, to discuss the company’s upcoming customer and partner summit, Perspectives14. Check out the story to find out hot topics set to be discussed at the event, expectations for the show and the companies speaking, sponsoring and attending P14. 


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