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Temasys Launches Skyway WebRTC Platform

June 19, 2014

Temasys, a startup specializing in WebRTC technology, has announced Skyway, a new WebRTC platform that lets developers integrate WebRTC functionality into their programs.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to deploy and scale real time communications solutions that integrate seamlessly with their online communities," Temasys CEO, Chip Wilcox said.

WebRTC is a series of JavaScript libraries that enable real-time audio and video conferencing through a Web browser. The latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera support the new open standard.

What Temasys with Skyway is offering is an easy way for developers to incorporate WebRTC into their products without a lot of tedious coding from scratch. With the Singapore-based company’s APIs, SDKs and CMS widgets, they can develop proof-of-concept apps quickly. All of these will be available in July.

“Everyone from huge multinationals like Intel and Google to start-ups like us is working as fast as we can to deliver the innovations, technologies and products that will disrupt and transform how people communicate,” Wilcox said. “We are providing the technology for businesses and developers to serve the peer-to-peer, group and enterprise communication markets with audio, video and data services.”

Wilcox said the company was already working with a major social media site to build in WebRTC functionality, and suggested that other major apps such as WhatsApp could benefit from Skyway. The company has ambitious plans to integrate WebRTC into medical apps, education and marketing apps, among others.

Temasys CTO Alexandre Goulliard said that the company was working closely with other vendors on the development of WebRTC itself.

“While there are somewhere between 80 and 100 companies claiming to support WebRTC, there are only 37 companies who are members of the WebRTC working group in the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium),” he said. “They help define the standard as IETF and W3C members. Temasys is however, one of only seven companies contributing to the DNA of WebRTC, the actual reference code used by everyone building WebRTC applications (others are Google, Mozilla, Opera, Intel, Vonage and Imagination Technologies). WebRTC is the future of communications and we are playing a key role in its propagation and adoption.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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