White Paper: How Interactive Live Video Is Making Banking Personal Again

Research continues to prove that more of us than ever and banking online.  Studies show that 94% of millennials now conduct their transactional banking entirely online.  And it is not just millennials; there are now more people who bank on a smartphone or computer on a weekly basis than who step foot in a branch.

In line with this customer move to online channels, banks are increasingly faced with the dilemma that while customers expect everything to be online, they also are demanding a more personalized service.  The friendly face and personal touch from a bank teller – once an integral part of the banking customer experience – have largely been replaced by automation.  As a result, banks are looking for solutions to enable them to deliver the level of service they want to online.  Many are turning to live video.  

This latest white paper explores how interactive live video is ushering in a new era of service in personal banking, the opportunity for banks, as well as best practices for implementing interactive live video into the customer journey.

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White Paper: Live Video in Financial Services

frontcover_white_paper-financial_services-1116-website_imageDigital disruption has forged a new world of finance. Banking and financial services now exist online and within mobile apps where the human touch of a teller or an advisor has largely been replaced by automation and artificial intelligence.

The convenience and seamlessness of managing finances online has become standard. Today, customers not only expect to manage their accounts online, they are also demanding a more personalized customer experience. As fintech startups challenge the industry and loyalty wanes, banks and financial institutions must find a way to break through the homogenized digital landscape to deepen engagement and drive value with this growing cohort of customers.

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White Paper: Education Guide- How to survive and thrive in a live video world

EDUFC PMThe influence of live video technology has permeated into a number of different industries, and education is just one area looking to capitalize on the advantages available. By integrating WebRTC technology into their existing interfaces, education providers are seeking new ways to deliver quality service to learners around the world.

Owing to the rise of live video technology in different spheres, there has been an increase in consumer demand for interactive educational services. One reason for this is the potential to deliver education services around the world, made possible by remotely controlled live video.

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White Paper: Consumers want more than Facetime for Brands

Frontcover_B2C Whitepaper@2xWhen it comes to communicating with family and friends, live video has become commonplace, but it has not yet become the norm in business. In order to take advantage of the benefits of live video, companies and brands must find a way to integrate live video into their existing suites.

With rising demand and interest, it is becoming increasingly important for businesses to be able to provide live video capabilities to its consumers. This can help create a mutually beneficial relationship between business and customer as service can be provided more conveniently and efficiently.

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TokBox at Finovate Fall 2016

Finovate__F__Twitter_LogoInnovation in banking has previously focussed predominantly on customer convenience.  For all of the efficiency and convenience technologies have brought to banking, banks always need to differentiate themselves with superior service.  And that’s why many leading financial organizations are now turning their attention toward customer experience.  In an age where banking is increasingly done online or through mobile applications, this presents a challenge to many financial service organizations.

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White Paper: Interactive Broadcast & The Rise of Fan Engagement

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In today’s increasingly fragmented digital world, the way fans consume and engage with sports content has fundamentally changed. While teams may still win the hearts of loyal fans, sporting organizations and broadcasters aren’t capturing their attention like they once did.

To win the hearts, minds and eyes of the new generation of sports fans – who are always online, on mobile and on social – broadcasters are leveraging live video to create all new interactive and participatory fan engagement experiences.

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New Release: OpenTok iOS & Android 2.8

OpenTok mobile SDKsWe’re excited to announce the release of the 2.8 OpenTok iOS and Android SDK.  We’ve made significant improvements to audio/video quality, worked on bug fixes, as well as quality improvements introduced in the Google WebRTC M49 release.  In order to improve the quality of these SDKs further, we’ve also rolled out some important patches, the details of which are below, including support for IPv6 for iOS.

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Forrester Study: Business success through embedded communication technology

forrester_logo_705“Organizations that embrace rich, real time communication technologies, like WebRTC, reap indisputable benefits” (Business Success Through Embedded Communication Technology, a March 2016 study conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by TokBox).

A new report from Forrester, commissioned by TokBox, has found that WebRTC is delivering significant value across core business functions for organizations across a range of industries.  This should come as no surprise given the challenge that many organizations face to bridge the ever growing gap between colleagues, businesses, and their customers as more of what they do moves online.

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TokBox At FinDEVr: Why You Never Need People In A Branch Again

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As behavior changes and as technology continues to transform the financial services industry, it is no surprise that bank branches are closing. Analysts suggest that the number of bank branches open in the US could be cut by within the next decade.  This is to be expected as more and more of what we do as customers is online.  According to research conducted by Accenture customers engage with their banks an average of 17 times a month, but only two of those interactions involve human contact.

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Introducing the One-to-One Sample App

tokbox-inc_markWe’re excited to announce the release of the OpenTok One-to-One Sample Application across web, iOS and Android.  This open-source application enables you to speed up your development efforts to set up interoperable, production-quality audio/video communication between users.

As you get started with this OpenTok sample, you will learn the best practices used to develop and manage the audio, video, and camera elements on mobile devices or in the browser. We recommend this is as your first step in delivering Real Time Communications (WebRTC) solutions on the OpenTok platform.

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