In April we announced our new Mantis multi-party infrastructure for Web RTC was available for pre-production trials. Since that time, hundreds of customers have logged minutes against our new infrastructure, powering multi-party OpenTok calls around the world.
We’re seeing customers connect foreign language students from across the world, build classrooms of sizes well past what off the shelf WebRTC could support, and experience more stability and quality in their multi-party conversations.
You could consider Mantis to be a media router, but in reality it is so much more than that. As the OpenTok platform grows and evolves to better solve the use cases our customers are building, the Mantis infrastructure is going to allow us to deliver a level of quality (starting with our traffic shaping algorithms that we released in June), product enhancements (such as archiving), and other capabilities that will take WebRTC to a new level.
Effective October 1, we announced our new pricing. As part of this Mantis is available free to try for 30 days along with the other OpenTok capabilities.
To get started:
1) Make sure that your p2p.preference property of a session is set to “disabled” when you generate a new session
2) Make sure that you’re using one of our v2.0 client libraries
Take Mantis for a spin, and let us know what you think. Feel free to reach out to our support team at any time with questions.