SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora.io, a communications as a service (CaaS) provider optimizing global quality of experience for real-time voice and video communications, today announced the general availability of Agora Video. Agora Video is a cloud offering that delivers premium multi-party video conferencing globally among mobile devices and WebRTC-compliant Web browsers. The Agora.io global network, spanning over 70 data centers worldwide, automatically manages real-time performance for all video and voice sessions and dynamically routes real-time traffic around Internet bottlenecks to ensure premium quality of experience.
Tony Zhao, founder and CEO of Agora.io, said, "As more organizations and application developers embed video and voice directly into their workflows, they quickly discover the quality and reliability challenges of simply relying on the Internet for real-time communications. Agora Video takes the headache out of deploying global and mobile communications by optimizing quality of experience from the device through the 'mobile last mile' and across the Internet backbone."
Xiaomi Inc. (mi.com), a leading supplier of innovative mobile devices, consumer electronics and Internet services, announced Mi Video Call at the Mobile World Congress on February 24th, 2016, which is powered by Agora Video to provide easy click-to-call video chat to Xiaomi fans everywhere (described here).
HelloTalk (hellotalk.com), a language learning community with over 2.7 million users in nearly 200 countries supporting more than 100 languages, has added Agora Video to its iOS and Android mobile apps to provide instant click-to-communicate between language learners. "Agora Video made it easy for us to add video as well as large group voice conferencing to the HD-voice communication already in our app," said Zackery Ngai, CEO of HelloTalk. He added, "Global quality of experience is key for us, especially across the thousands of different mobile devices out there. Learning a new language is hard enough, so voice and video chats with speakers of other languages must be crystal clear."
Edith Yeung, Partner at 500 Startup's Mobile Collective Fund, said, "Mobile is eating the world. Billions of consumers now expect video and voice to be a tap away in any app on their smartphone. Agora.io makes it super easy for all app developers to include live video and voice functionality in any app with the best global quality."
Agora.io at Enterprise Connect 2016
Agora.io will be exhibiting Agora Video in the "Innovation Showcase", Booth 1307, at Enterprise Connect, March 7-10, 2016 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Agora.io was selected for the Innovation Showcase, which focuses on mobile communications innovations, and is the sponsor for the WebRTC Conference-in-a-Conference at the event. Enterprise Connect is the premier event for enterprise communications and collaboration technology, providing comprehensive analysis, in-depth technical sessions and a glimpse into the newest solutions. Enterprise Connect owns and produces No Jitter and is organized by UBM Americas. For more information, visit enterpriseconnect.com/orlando.
Privately held and founded in 2014, Agora.io is a communications as a service (CaaS) provider delivering premium quality-of-experience voice and video communications across devices and networks globally. Agora.io enables software applications to support as many as 2,000 users in a single conference. Agora.io customers provide HD real-time voice and video communication services to organizations in the following industries: financial services, education, telemedicine, human resources, customer service, social media applications, and mobile gaming. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Agora.io is backed by venture capital firms Morningside, SIG, GGV Capital, ShunWei, and IDG. For more information visit www.agora.io.
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