LONDON and NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today Acano announced that it has expanded its deployment of WebRTC and browser-based access. Acano customers have already been clicking a web link to be connected into a business-quality video call from their Chrome browsers. Now Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera users can enjoy the same experience.
Acano's platform enables call participants to join a video call in any way they choose. With Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera making up to 97.5% (source: W3schools) of the browsers currently in use, today's announcement means that the vast majority of laptop and mobile users can easily join a video call at any time, and in most cases with a single click.
Acano users can create their own persistent virtual meeting rooms, called coSpaces, and invite other Acano users and guests to meet – either ad hoc or sheduled – via an e-mail invite. A simple browser link is one of several access mechanisms offered, allowing guests who might never have used Acano before to join the call.
Acano's implementation supports the latest developments in WebRTC technology, such as broad browser support (Chrome, Firefox, and Opera) and bidirectional content sharing with Chrome. Separately announced today is a demonstration of the latest cutting-edge VP9 video codec for WebRTC on the Acano platform.
According to Andrew W. Davis, Sr. Partner and Co-founder of Wainhouse Research "Acano's announcement today that Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera will join Chrome browser access to coSpaces is a dramatic step forward for the industry. WebRTC and other browser-based technologies hold high promise for bringing customers, suppliers and employees together. Acano is empowering over 90% of people to have a visible voice in the conversation simply by clicking a web link."
"WebRTC and other browser technologies have the potential to provide an almost universal access mechanism," adds Mark Blake, CTO of Acano. "Everyone knows how to use a browser. Couple that with the interoperability possible with the Acano platform, and Internet Explorer users can join calls with Jabber users, Chrome users with Lync users."
Acano was selected as one of six "Best of Enterprise Connect" finalists. Acano will demonstrate seven standards, including WebRTC and VP9, in a single call at Enterprise Connect, booth #1819.
Dr. Jan Nielsen, Acano's VP of Products, will discuss "Emerging Technologies" at a Wainhouse Panel at the show on March 18th 8am ET.
We bring together previously incompatible audio, video and web technologies in coSpacesTM – virtual meeting rooms only radically better. With coSpaces, people work wherever their ideas and creativity thrive. www.acano.com.
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