Leaving Las Vegas – WebRTC in the desert

Quobis showcased its solutions at the Acme Packet Interconnect 2013 event in Las Vegas

Interconnect represents a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with other communication industry thought leaders, and Quobis did not want to miss such a good opportunity to showcase its newest solutions.

The event included a Solutions Showcase area with a number of Acme Packet partners offering & demostrating innovative solutions to the +500 attendees, ranging from enterprises, services providers and Acme Packet partner ecosystem.

Our demostration at the Solutions Showcase bringed to life WebRTC, one of the hottest new technologies in the communications industry. WebRTC is a World Wide WEb (W3C) and IETF standard for allowing web browsers to conduct native real-time communications without the need for plugins. Quobis is putting a lot of research and development effort in this innovative technology as we consider that it will change the communication landscape in a very short time.

Our comprehensive demonstration used WebRTC-capable browsers, Acme Packet WebRTC solutions and our rich communication application SIPPO, showing how WebRTC sessions can be securely established between mobile devices without complex dependencies on mobile operating systems. We demonstrate how to make calls from browser-to-browser in desktop (Windows to Linux, Linux to Macintosh, etc…), browser-to-browser in tablets, also browser-to-SIP (standard IP phone) and even browser-to-PSTN.

We also had the opportunity to learn what other leading companies are doing in the WebRTC arena, like Counterpath, Voxeo Labs or Plivo, which were also exhibiting in the event.

Our CEO, Elias Pérez, was also invited to participate as a pannelist in the pannel session about WebRTC and its implications, along with other industry experts from Counterpath and Plivo. The room was full of attendees and a number of interesting questions arrived after the talk, most of the centered around the browser availability for WebRTC and discussions on the most common use cases.

As a curiosty, we tested a WebRTC session in the AA flight from Miami to Las Vegas, thanks to the GoGo in-flight hotspot. This might be the first WebRTC session ever done on a plane! You can check the video here.