• World's bestselling reference series details how WebRTC differs from other communications technologies; how to leverage WebRTC across existing environments and ways it can facilitate revenue growth and customer retention.
• Market has forecasts of WebRTC-enabled devices exceeding 1 billion by Q1 2014, according to a report by Disruptive Analysis.
• Sonus features a working lab environment where service providers and enterprises can trial WebRTC designs and requirements.
Sonus Networks, a global leader in SIP communications, announced today the release of WebRTC For Dummies - the definitive educational guide for companies who want to master the basics of WebRTC and understand how it can be leveraged in real-world applications and services and integrated with current communications infrastructures. WebRTC For Dummies is published in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., publisher of the world’s best-selling For Dummies® reference series.
WebRTC Simply Bringing Real Time Communications to Web Applications
The impact of WebRTC’s transformative potential lies in its simplicity. This new technology enables users to participate in audio, video and data communications solely through use of a WebRTC-enabled browser, without special hardware or the need for software plug-ins, special applications or downloads of any kind. Using only a WebRTC-enabled browser, users are able to easily participate in video conferences, place voice and video calls to a customer care centers or engage in multi-media screen sharing sessions with colleagues.
WebRTC For Dummies provides readers with important foundational concepts, including a look at how the technology evolved and its main components. The book also explores the concept that WebRTC removes current impediments to frictionless collaboration as it takes away the requirement for specialized hardware or software clients. Because WebRTC frees users from having to download soft-clients or use plug-ins, new voice, video and collaboration features can be added quickly. The impact to enterprise and consumer communications is projected to be substantial. According to “Disruptive Analysis WebRTC Report” by Dean Bubley, the numbers of WebRTC users and devices is projected to exceed 1.6 and 4.2 billion by the end of 2016, respectively.
WebRTC For Dummies also informs enterprises and service providers what to consider as they prepare for deploying WebRTC, including how to develop a business case, browsers and tools that will enable the end user to utilize WebRTC and how to leverage session border controllers (SBCs) to integrate WebRTC into current networks. In addition to securing WebRTC communications with capabilities such as encryption and protecting against denial of service (DoS) attacks, a SBC plays a critical role in interworking among protocols such as SIP and WebRTC. These interworking capabilities, demonstrable to service providers and enterprises in Sonus’ Collaboration Lab in Richardson, Texas, are especially critical as WebRTC is deployed into existing SIP networks and as WebRTC standards continue to evolve.
“We appreciate Sonus and John Wiley & Sons for sharing their knowledge of this new space and its potential impact in their new book WebRTC For Dummies,” said Phil Edholm, chairman, WebRTC Conferences and Expos and president, PKE Consulting LLC. “This is only the beginning. With WebRTC, communications features will be added to virtually all applications and will create new applications and capabilities that will amaze all of us.”
“We see service providers and enterprises exploring WebRTC as they seek to deliver differentiated, Cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) services to end users,” said Wes Durow, vice president, Global Marketing, Sonus. “This new technology sits at the intersection of Cloud, mobile and social technologies and spawns a new set of potential services and revenue opportunities. Sonus partnered with John Wiley & Sons on WebRTC For Dummies as a way to provide an easy-to-understand guide for service providers and businesses to assess what WebRTC can mean for them as they move forward with their strategic plans.”
• Sonus is presenting at the WebRTC Conference and Expo November 19-21 in Santa Clara, California and at the WebRTC Exhibition and Conference 2013 December 10-12 in Paris.
• For two consecutive years, Sonus has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers” published on October 21, 2013 by Gartner, Inc.
• Sonus is the fastest growing brand of SBCs. (Source: Infonetics Research, 2011 2012)
• Sonus was named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators in the U.S. for a second consecutive year. Sonus received the award in recognition of its 2013 companywide UC deployment, featuring Microsoft Lync Enterprise Voice and Sonus SBCs.
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