Citrix licenses Temasys’s WebRTC plugin

Visual from Temasys website

Global IT firm Citrix has licensed the WebRTC plugin of Singapore-based Temasys, a venture specialising in web communications.

This will be used in GoToMeeting Free, a no-cost voice, video and screen-sharing communications service, with the plugin enabling Citrix to extend the app to Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari browsers.

WebRTC is an Internet-based method of communications that lets users make voice calls, video chat, share files and more, all via browsers and other applications.

Part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards committee and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working group that defined WebRTC technology, this positioned Temasys to develop WebRTC plugins.

According to the data from analytics firm Net Applications, Internet Explorer and Safari jointly accounted for more than 63.2 per cent of the desktop and 45.4 per cent of mobile and tablet browser market share in January 2015.

Licensing Temasys’ plugin will allow developers, service providers and businesses to extend enterprise-grade WebRTC services to customers using these growers.

Victor Dronov, a product manager at Citrix said: “WebRTC holds tremendous potential to transform the way we communicate. Citrix is firmly committed to building industry-leading conferencing solutions. We are pleased to work with Temasys to implement the technology in GoToMeeting Free, tapping on its potential to offer our users a high quality product.”

Temasys launched the licensed plugin for Internet Explorer and Safari in October 2014, allowing businesses to apply their branding, user interfaces and customer experiences to their WebRTC-enabled services, following theintroduction of a free version of the plugin, which has been downloaded and used more than 250,000 times, according to Temasys.

Chip Wilcox, CEO at Temasys said:, “We have been spurred on not just by the success of the free version of our plugin, but also by the feedback and overwhelming number of requests from developers and enterprises wanting customizations and visualizing new use cases. Having both a free and a commercial plugin is a way for us to help WebRTC’s adoption grow faster, so we can start providing services earlier to more underserved user groups.”

The plugin is available for free download at this link.

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