In the past several weeks we’ve seen the names Thor, Daala, VP9 and H.265 thrown in the news as potential candidates to replace our current generation of video codecs. How is that going to play out, and where are we headed with all this?
From being used to assist in medical research labs to driving cars, you can see new possible uses of robots popping up in many different aspects of our lives. At TokBox we are particularly excited about telepresence robots and the ability to tap yourself into a different geographic location using real time communications. Combining powerful robotics with communications technology means that you can, effectively, be in two places at once.
It is now a possibility to add robotic motion to video applications – but why would you want to? Imagine a telepresence robot that lets you look around during video calls. Whether you are attending a meeting remotely, talking to your professors and peers in a classroom from afar, asking your doctor questions from home, or greeting people as a virtual receptionist, you can combine real time communications and robotic movement to be able to move and look around, and to interact with other people, almost as though you are there in person. These combined possibilities help to create a more true to life experience and is far more engaging on both ends of the call.
It was a great evening, with a range of speakers and topics from the WebRTC world. This month we heard from:
- Ankur Oberoi from Tokbox
- Hadar Weiss from Peer5
- Feross Aboukhadijeh from WebTorrent, PeerCDN
- Dr Alex from Temasys
You can watch a full recording of the event below and if you are interested in hearing more about meet up events at TokBox, you can join our meet up group here.
At this month’s TechTok, Philipp ‘Fippo’ Hancke, &yet’s WebRTC lead and industry veteran, explains everything you need to know about how to handle failures with WebRTC.
‘If you’re going to launch a WebRTC powered service for financial gain, then you need to have done everything within your power to ensure it works reliably across as many cases as possible.’ Chris Koehnke.
Philipp knows just how to do this so we will leave it to him to tell you. If you want to learn more about how to fail gracefully with WebRTC you can watch a video of Philipp’s full presentation here:
At this month’s TechTok on May 21, Philipp ‘Fippo’ Hancke, &yet’s WebRTC lead and industry veteran will tell us everything we need to know about how to handle failures with WebRTC.
TokBox is excited to be sponsoring Video Hack Day in New York this Saturday (May 9), an event dedicated to all things video. At a time when more and more exciting video apps and services are popping up, we are looking forward to going along to see what the community can come up with next.
We’ll be sending Ankur along to the event who will offer up a couple of OpenTok hack ideas as well as answers and advice on the day. If you’re up for a challenge, why not think about WebRTC powered augmented or virtual reality apps? Or adding a live video chat to a media site? We’ll be awarding a GoPro for the best OpenTok hack so give it a go!
There is no doubt that the financial service industry is going through a period of accelerated change. In order to keep up with shifting customer behavior and expectations, organizations are turning to a range of new technologies in order to create better experiences for their employees and customers.
Money2020, the world’s largest fintech event, focuses exactly on these innovative and disruptive technologies and how they are being used. For the first time, TokBox will be exhibiting this year at the European show, taking place in Copenhagen, April 4-7.
TokBox is happy to announce our first meetup of 2015. This month we will be hearing from Josh Carpenter, Virtual Reality Researcher at Mozilla, who will be talking about bringing the open web to Virtual Reality.
The Mozilla VR team believes that the attributes that define the web—interoperability, accessibility, low friction publishing, freedom of navigation, etc—are sorely needed in the emerging modern VR platform, and that the creative potential of the combination of web + VR is unprecedented. In this talk, Josh will focus on a how we might build a new generation of real time collaboration experiences, powered by technologies like WebRTC and WebVR.
Here at TokBox we are preparing for the fifth WebRTC expo, taking place in San Jose next week from 18-20 November.
Since the last WebRTC expo in June, there has been a lot of action in the market;