Temasys Plugin Supports webRTC in Internet Explorer and Apple Safari, on Desktops

Temasys, a world leader in WebRTC, announced that it now provides universal support for webRTC video and audio across all major desktop web browsers, including Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari web browsers.

Singapore (PRWEB) May 12, 2014

Today, Temasys announced that it now provides universal support for webRTC video and audio across all major desktop web browsers, including Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari web browsers.

The Temasys plugin will let any webRTC-based website work on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari web browsers. The solution was designed and tested to work with Internet Explorer versions 9, 10, and 11, and current versions of Safari on Microsoft windows, and MacOS X.

Dr. Alex Gouaillard, Temasys’s CTO, points out, "Our solution is as close to pure webRTC as it can be: We extended the webRTC implementation that is used in Chrome and in part by Firefox, ensuring much easier maintenance and interoperability, going forward. Our generic approach to building the plugin helps enable webRTC for everybody, without reverting to older technologies like Flash or java. It is and will not be a proprietary solution that only works with our products. It is and will remain free."

Almost one year ago, Google and Mozilla released a video demonstrating a peer-to-peer, in-browser video conversation between Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, proving that interoperability across browsers using WebRTC was possible, if only for two widely used browsers. Since then, a recurring pain point for everyone working to commercialize webRTC has been the lack of native support for webRTC by Microsoft or Apple in their desktop browsers.

Temasys’s plugin for IE and Safari is currently available in binary form on the company’s web site at http://bit.ly/1lnlEIK. The current version is fully functional and requires minimal customization to be incorporated into existing webRTC solutions. However, for the plugin to be usable in an enterprise context, there are still a few features that need to be completed. Temasys will maintain and support the ongoing development of their Internet Explorer and Safari plugin.

Developers and interested parties are encouraged to contact Temasys at webrtcplugin(at)temasys(dot)com.sg or visit http://bit.ly/1lnlEIK for additional information.


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