Vidtel announces WebRTC-based Data Sharing and Video Collaboration

Provides an easier way to collaborate compared to current complex or proprietary solutions

Jun 12, 2013, 08:05 ET from Vidtel

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vidtel, a pioneer in cloud-­based any-to-any® video conferencing, today announced that Vidtel's MeetMe service includes support for WebRTC-based screen sharing and content sharing.


With this new enhancement, MeetMe participants can use their web browser not only to join and participate in videoconferences, but also to share content with other participants.  No hardware equipment, software plug-ins, or downloads are required.  Vidtel's any-to-any technology interoperates with devices and applications using SIP, H.323, Skype, WebRTC, and Google Talk, so attendees in a conference will see shared content regardless of what endpoint or application they use to join the conference.

WebRTC allows for real-time communication of audio, video, and data directly from a web browser.  At Google's I/O conference last month, Google stated that one billion devices now support WebRTC.

"We believe that WebRTC is simply a superior way for customers to share content and collaborate face-to-face," said Scott Wharton, CEO of Vidtel.  "Customers today have limited options: they either have to use expensive hardware solutions with special cords and equipment, or use proprietary collaboration tools with inadequate or consumer-grade video capability and clunky downloads.  With Vidtel's MeetMe and WebRTC implementation, you get an ideal customer experience: HD videoconferencing and collaboration that works across different standards and devices, anywhere, and right away without five minutes or more of pre-meeting setup."

"Vidtel's solution is an innovative use of WebRTC," said Phil Edholm, President of PKE Consulting and organizer of the WebRTC Conference and Expo.  "Often companies use new technology to simply replicate previous solutions.  By integrating WebRTC with a cloud solution that provides multi-vendor integration, the Vidtel team provides a new way of collaborating, which removes traditional barriers to usage and should dramatically increase adoption."

Vidtel will be demonstrating WebRTC-based content sharing at InfoComm from June 12 through June 14 in Orlando, Florida, in booth #2189.  General availability of WebRTC-based screen sharing will be in Q3 of 2013.

About Vidtel

Vidtel is a pioneer of any-to-any cloud video conferencing services. Our easy-to-use service provides compatibility between a diverse set of business-grade SIP and H.323 (e.g., Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize) and consumer-grade video endpoints, including WebRTC-based browser applications. Vidtel enables enterprises of any size to affordably experience the productivity of business-quality video conferencing between dispersed employees, partners and customers. Vidtel is located in Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, California.

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