TenHands First to Make Multipoint Video Calls Plugin-Free with WebRTC Powers Real-Time Audio & Video on WebRTC Compliant Browsers; February 9th Hack-a-thon Contest
Sunnyvale, CA, Feb 05, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) --
TenHands, Inc., the innovative platform provider that powers easy video collaboration in web and mobile applications, today announced native support for WebRTC for its products in Google Chrome. Web applications that use TenHands API will now be able to deliver real-time multipoint and point-to-point video communications, without the need for any plugins, to end users running Google Chrome. Applications that embed TenHands powered video and audio get access to TenHands industry first cloud based media management infrastructure that runs in Amazon's EC2 cloud.
Today, TenHands supports point-to-point and multi-point calling without any plugins in Google Chrome, version 24 and above. If a browser doesn't support WebRTC, TenHands will automatically detect this and provide support for video calling via the use of a browser plugin. If you are an existing user or developer of TenHands, you will automatically have access to this update when you use TenHands from Google Chrome (version 24 and above). TenHands developer tools support Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari in Mac and Windows environments and provide native application support in iOS.
With this release, TenHands is also announcing a more granular API that allows developers the flexibility to create the user experience that matches their application needs. With the new API, developers can now create their own custom UI for call control actions (start/end a call), audio/video device controls, in-call conference events, etc. Developers who want to embed TenHands real-time video and audio communications to their web and mobile applications can access the new TenHands RTC API at http://developers.tenhands.net.
Developers can test their creativity and compete for $4,000 in prize money at the TenHands Hack-a-thon on February 9, 2013. Registration and event information is available at: https://tenhands.eventbrite.com.
TenHands is based on the WebRTC standardization effort to transform the web browser from an information retrieval application to a real-time communications applications capable of delivering video and voice to billions of end users.
About TenHands, Inc.
Founded in 2011 by industry authorities on video collaboration, TenHands' revolutionary personal video collaboration service is based on Google's WebRTC initiative to get real-time video and audio into the browser, and is 100% virtualized and cloud based in Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud. Using TenHands' real time communications platform, application providers can enhance their asynchronous communications streams to enable teams and organizations to benefit from greater productivity gains, reduced travel costs, accelerated globalization, environmental savings in Co2, greater agility of human resources, and enhanced business continuity. The "TenHands" concept emerged from the philosophy of John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach, who emphasized the value of teamwork and insisted that all ten hands (five players) touch the ball before shooting. For more information, please visit http://www.tenhands.net.
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