IceLink Adds Support for Real-Time Data Streaming and Wins Best WebRTC Tool 2015

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IceLink, by Frozen Mountain, is now the most versatile and complete vendor-neutral WebRTC solution on the market, and the first to implement reliable data channels across all platforms.

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The main advantage of IceLink’s use of reliable data channels is that you can establish a peer-to-peer connection and stream large amounts of data quickly from one peer to the other without data loss.

In the biggest update since the launch of IceLink, a cross-browser WebRTC stack, creator Frozen Mountain announces the ability to go beyond audio/video conferencing to support all forms of data transmission including text chat, file transfer and more through the use of reliable data channels.

IceLink is now the most versatile and complete vendor-neutral WebRTC solution on the market, and the first to implement reliable data channels across all platforms.

“The main advantage of IceLink’s use of reliable data channels is that you can establish a peer-to-peer connection and stream large amounts of data quickly from one peer to the other without data loss,” says Ted Venema, VP of Business Development at Frozen Mountain Software. “IceLink adds reliability to the normally unreliable WebRTC UDP transmission used for audio/video transmission, which eliminates congestion-related speed issues commonly found on TCP/IP tools.”

IceLink made waves at the WebRTC World conference in Miami this year where it won Best WebRTC Tool 2015 after being presented to a live audience of industry experts.

Previously limited to only audio/visual WebRTC communications, the expansion into other data formats allows IceLink users to expand their capabilities. Both reliable and unreliable data transmission can happen in parallel to each other in real-time—keeping server load down and resulting in 100% accurate data transfer with no dropped packets for data transmitted over the reliable data channels.

In the growing field of telehealth, there is a growing need to offer real-time audio/video conferencing among health care providers and patients, providing everything from emergency service to at-home care. With an advanced WebRTC solution like IceLink, communicating securely via an online patient portal becomes a reality. Patients and healthcare providers can not only videoconference but also view real-time biometric information on the spot, securely and reliably.

Additional uses for IceLink include distance education, virtual classrooms, customer support and advanced conferencing and meetings.

Frozen Mountain is already working on the next major release of IceLink, with a focus on adding support for screen-sharing, recording, the H.264 codec and support for Microsoft Edge. 

Visit frozenmountain.com to learn more about IceLink or to download a free trial.  For ongoing updates, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn.

About Frozen Mountain: 
Frozen Mountain is a leading communications software company specializing in the development of multi-platform WebRTC, HTTP Push and REST SDKs. With customers in over 47 countries, Frozen Mountain delivers quality software and professional services allowing customers to quickly take advantage of modern communications approaches to lower the total cost of their operations.

Frozen Mountain and IceLink are registered trademarks or trademarks of Frozen Mountain Software Ltd. Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners.

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