Don't Wait on WebRTC: Go Enterprise-Wide on Video Now, Simply
In this sponsored post, CaféX explains how an enterprise can implement desktop video conferencing without killing the network or the need for plug-ins.
Today's modern workforce is mobile and often globally distributed, and workers need modern communications and collaboration tools to meet their evolving needs. That's why the average worker is increasingly demanding video conferencing solutions, to help bridge the divide and enable access to the rest of the world. But, they need to be able to access these communications tools from any location and from any device.
In the back offices of IT, IT staff have to contend with supporting client downloads and plug-ins, as well as ensure that increasing video use and subsequent traffic do not negatively impact the operation of the enterprise's network.
While WebRTC has been lauded as the answer to bringing video to any browser, in reality it hasn't yet lived up to its promise. It continues to be limited by disparities between standards, is not supported on all browsers, and introduces network challenges with firewall traversal complexity and lagging support for emerging next-gen video codecs.
"CaféX Chime delivers a replacement technology that enjoys universal browser support and an architecture that can reduce network bandwidth impact," writes Irwin Lazar, VP and service director at Nemertes Research.
Chime is a WebRTC alternative that is not hung up in limbo waiting for the world to agree on standards. It can function in either P2P of client-server mode, using UDP or TCP, and does not embed IP addresses in headers. As video sessions are established, the Chime server dynamically loads appropriate codecs, and even supports connectivity to H.264-based room systems, with planned support for emerging codecs. Further, its unique capability to form endpoint clusters reduces WAN bandwidth demand.
Join us Wednesday, Nov. 9, to explore all this and more in an interactive, engaging webinar, "How to Implement Desktop Videoconferencing Without Plug-ins, and Without Killing Your Network." Irwin Lazar will explore what's driving the demand for ubiquitous video conferencing, and will be joined by CaféX Chief Strategy Officer Kris Hopkins, who will speak about Chime and how enterprises can leverage it as an alternative to WebRTC to enable video conferencing on any device while minimally impacting the network. Register now, and don't miss this event!
To learn more about CaféX and Chime, visit www.cafex.com.