TokBox Brings WebRTC Video Communication to Firefox
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb 25, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
TokBox, a Telefonica Digital company, today unveiled the world's
first WebRTC video solution for Mozilla's popular web browser,
Firefox. TokBox's OpenTok Platform, which was the first to include
WebRTC support for Google Chrome, and iOS devices, allows anyone to
build video chat into their website or service and have it work
seamlessly in any browser or device compatible with WebRTC, with
higher quality video and audio.
Developers using OpenTok can take advantage of the native support for
WebRTC currently available in Firefox Aurora (version 21) and Firefox
Nightly (version 22). When the support goes into general release --
expected in the coming weeks -- any video chat application built on
OpenTok WebRTC will automatically work on Firefox browsers, as well
as on Chrome, and iOS devices. OpenTok is also the only platform
enabling WebRTC group video chats across the various browsers and
mobile, with up to four participants supported.
WebRTC is rapidly becoming the accepted standard for enabling real
time communication -- both voice and video -- within a web browser,
requiring no additional downloads or permissions. As video chat
becomes increasingly popular, online brands are looking for
opportunities to work around the closed video chat services, such as
Skype and FaceTime, and allow anyone to chat with any other person
TokBox CEO Ian Small: "WebRTC is the most compelling standard for
real time online communication and TokBox will continue to make it
easy to take advantage of that standard across as many browsers as
possible. The OpenTok Platform will extend the capabilities of basic
WebRTC to help enterprises leverage face-to-face video for real-world
applications as well as helping developers avoid the API
fragmentation that has stymied other markets."
"It is exciting to see the uptake of WebRTC," said Todd Simpson,
Chief of Innovation at Mozilla. "Services like OpenTok's group video
chat make it easy for websites to add advanced communications to
OpenTok has been used by more than 70,000 organizations to add live
face to face communications to their site, including American Idol,
Major League Baseball, Diet Coke, Ford, Doritos, Bridgestone and
To find out more visit www.tokbox.com.
TokBox, a Telefonica Digital company, develops and operates the
OpenTok Video Platform, enabling the addition of live group video
communications into online and mobile websites, apps and services.
The scalable, customizable platform gives users the creative freedom
to develop any video interaction, from one-to-one chats to
The first platform to incorporate support for WebRTC, OpenTok caters
to enterprises, entrepreneurs and developers with scalable APIs and
apps. OpenTok has been used to add video communications to more than
70,000 services by companies including Major League Baseball, Diet
Coke, Ford, Doritos, Bridgestone and Double Robotics.
TokBox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
SOURCE: TokBox Inc.
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