WebRTC stands for web real-time communications. It is a very exciting, powerful, and highly disruptive cutting-edge technology and standard. Confusing? In simple words, WebRTC is an open source software developed by Google to improve current VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone systems that are seen in most offices. With WebRTC, you can make calls through any web browser, smartphone, computer, tablet, etc. does not require IP phones, separate adapters, installation services, or any investments in physical hardware or software. WebRTC enables peer-to-peer communications, as it makes possible that voices and video communication are able to work inside web pages. It’s that easy!

WebRTC was launched in the year 2011 and since then it has steadily grown in popularity and is still continuing to grow. By 2019 there has been an estimate from 3 billion browsers installed that are enabled to work with WebRTC. Today, WebRTC is widely popular for video calling but it is capable of so much more.

 

Which are the advantages of WebRTC?

 

WebRTC is completely free. It comes with an open source project. WebRTC today is available in all modern browsers. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, etc. There are many benefits of using WebRTC. First of all, it’s free for commercial as well as private purposes. So, using it has no loss. From taking a Guitar or a Yoga lesson – to medical clowns or group therapy – to hosting large scale professional Webinars; WebRTC is capable of serving all of them and more. WebRTC is also available for mobile applications which serves as the icing on the cake. WebRTC is not only about voice or video calling. It’s about power and versatility. It’s up to you to decide what to do with WebRTC.

 

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What is peer-to-peer communication and why is WebRTC so useful when we talk about it?

 

As I mentioned earlier, WebRTC can be used for multiple tasks, but real-time peer-to-peer audio and video communications is the primary benefit of it. In order to communicate with another person (i.e., peer) via a web browser, each person’s web browser must agree to start or begin communication, know how to locate one another, bypass security and firewall protections, and transmit all multimedia communications in real-time.

When you visit a web site, you typically enter a web address or click a link to view the page or search some keywords on Google related to what you are searching. A request is made to a server that responds by providing the web page (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). The key here is that you make an HTTP accessing request to a known and easily locatable (via DNS) server and get back a response (i.e., the web page)

Wherever you have an internet connection, you can connect to your virtual phone number. You can use your extension as a company phone number, a customer service number, a help desk number, or the extension for the accounting department. The possibilities are endless with WebRTC. With Fonvirtual + WebRTC forget about your voice echoing during calls, have expensive phone bills, having phone calls dropped or hearing occasional static in the middle of a call. With WebRTC, you’ll never have to worry about these issues again.

 

Do I need to buy any equipment?

 

NO. You simply need a computer or a laptop or even tablet or a phone to start with WebRTC. Then you can login to our platform. The second thing which you need is internet connection. Fonvirtual works better than any prior IP phone network system with WebRTC. Forget physical IP phones or installations. As long as you are connected to the internet you can enjoy using our service and make calls from anywhere in the world. Third and the last thing which you need is headphone and microphone. That’s it.

The idea around WebRTC and what you can use it for are limitless. So go on with WebRTC. For more information about WebRTC click on click to call button on our website.