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Real Time Communications Week in Review: GENBAND, Sonavation, Ericsson

August 15, 2015

The IoT has become a hot topic in so many industries today because of the innovation and promise it brings for a more advanced and streamlined future. While just about every ‘thing’ wants to get connected, some of the biggest markets making a splash right now include the auto, industrial and security industries.

Lets start with one of our biggest stories this week, “New Fingerprint Tech Unlocks the Internet of Things,” which took a closer look at the ways new biometric fingerprint technology can be used together with M2M technologies to change the future as we know it.

The company, Sonavation, already has an ultrasound biometric fingerprint authentication technology that’s being used with Corning’s Gorilla Glass.  The unique factors include a most cost-friendly price point and the ability to scan even through dirt, dust and oil on the fingers.

Also this week, RTC World spotlighted the grand prize winner of the Kandy Throw Down event. The solution is an offering that makes it easier to get medical assistance while in an emergency in a vehicle.

Mercury Motion’s Mercury Life Saver offering was integrated with the Kandy WebRTC API to create a real time video communication channel for service providers and first responders to use. In addition, voice and SMS capabilities were added to the app.

Also related to real time communications and M2M, Ericsson recently demonstrated a concept it called the “Connected Digger” for use in industrial settings that is powered by WebRTC technology.

The “connected digger” could be used for projects in the Suez Canal and can be controlled using real time video and voice from a remote location and out of the dangerously hot desert.

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Finally, GENBAND and Wind River have integrated the vSBC, NFV server solution and will be demonstrating the functionality at an upcoming industry event.

“In order to accelerate their NFV deployment and reduce schedule risk, service providers are looking for validated, market-ready end-to-end NFV solutions. In collaboration with our ecosystem partners, we are addressing several of the industry’s toughest NFV challenges, such as management and orchestration, security, and testing,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River.

Here are some of the other hot topics posted this week that you’ll want to check out:

Real-Time Communications Is More Than Just a Business Buzzword
Rwanda In Midst of Tech Boom
WebRTC: Eliminating Login to Video Chat
Coding with WebRTC API May Not be the Challenge Some Expect

That’s all for this week. Be sure to check back for all the latest Real Time Communications news as it happens. Until next week …

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