The News from TokBox | August 2018

News from TokBox - monthly live video news roundup

We look back at the last month at TokBox. Catch up on new features available for the OpenTok platform, find out where we’re going to be popping up at an event near you and check out the top content from the month.

It’s your monthly live video news round up!

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TokBox – now a part of the Vonage family

TokBox acquired by Vonage

Today I’m pleased to announce that TokBox has been acquired by Vonage, and will become part of Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform.

We’re incredibly excited and believe this is a great development for our video platform and the customers who use it. TokBox and Vonage share a vision of making businesses of all sizes and across all verticals more successful through the creation of engaging communications applications and experiences.

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Update to Chrome Screen Sharing

As you may know, Google recently announced the deprecation of inline installation of Chrome extensions in an effort to improve transparency and security. For end-users, this means that the process for installing screen sharing extensions will change from inline installation to installation from the Chrome Web Store. Below, you’ll find information on the deprecation timeline provided by the Chromium team:

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Real-Talk: A Monthly Spotlight on Live Video and Real-Time Communications

Real-Talk Real-time communications roundup July

Welcome to the first edition of Real-Talk. Each month, we shine the spotlight on the hottest news, views, insights and developments in the world of live video, WebRTC and real-time communications.

In this month’s wrap, Instagram doubles down on video calling; telehealth continues to heat up with a massive cap raise by American Well; shoppable videos arrive on the scene, highlighting the endless possibilities for video; and Juniper Research reveals the enormous potential for Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) for enterprise.

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The News from TokBox | July 2018

The News from TokBox July 2018

We look back at the news from TokBox over the last month. Catch up on new features available for the OpenTok platform, find out where we’re going to be popping up at an event near you and check out the top content from the month.

It’s your monthly live video round up!

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Live Video News Roundup

Live video news June 2018

In our monthly post, catch up on all the live video news. Check out the features now available for the OpenTok platform, find out where we’re going to be popping up at an event near you and keep on top of everything that’s happening in the industry. 

It’s your monthly live video news round up!

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Making the Telehealth Opportunity Simple for Private Practice

telehealth for private practice with SimplePractice

We’ve written before about the possibilities available via live video to improve access to vital health services. While we see a lot of adoption in large hospital chains, telehealth for private practice presents an important opportunity to increase access to a whole range of health and wellness services.

Existing software providers know that telehealth is coming. More and more are adapting their platforms to react to the demand of their customers: doctors, therapists, dietitians and more.

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How the OnCall e-clinic has helped one provider grow her practice by over 1350%

OncallHC telemedicine solution for providers

Outside of big cities, doctor’s practices deal with the challenge of long distances and disperse populations every day. The OnCall team know the situation well. They had built a successful brick & mortar practice in Chandler, Arizona.

Patients were willing to drive long distances to see their preferred doctors – sometimes up to 3 hours, every month. So as video technology improved, the team seized the opportunity to redefine the way those patients could communicate with their doctors.  

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With Microsoft Edge, OpenTok Is Now Supported on All Major Browsers

Late last week, Microsoft released the April Update for Windows 10. This update contains the latest version of the Edge browser, Edge 17. We are happy to announce beta support for the Edge browser across our live video platform.  All the great features of the OpenTok platform are now available in beta with Microsoft Edge!

We have been tracking the progress of Edge over the last 12 months, testing the Windows Insider builds, and providing feedback to Microsoft. We were delighted when Microsoft introduced support for the WebRTC 1.0 APIs in the 2017 Spring release and we applaud them for the improvements they have made since then.

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Real-time video streaming: Who Needs It and Why?

real-time video streaming with webrtc

Did you know that not all live video streaming is created equal? And the event that you thought you were watching “live” may actually have happened over a minute ago?

That’s because the most popular live video streaming protocols such as HLS and RTMP, whilst often described as “real time”, are subject to encoding, transmission and then decoding. Each of these processes introduces a delay before you get to feast your eyes and ears on the glorious content.

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