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Simon Bisson Published: 18 Nov 2013

Talking to someone over the internet is not as easy as it could be. Fundamentally, you need to find out what software your contact is using and make sure you are using the same. That’s all well and good if you’re both using a common platform such as Skype, but what if you’re using a PC and they are using FaceTime on a Mac? Real-time communications is already in use across the web, with tools such as Google Hangouts, Microsoft’s Lync and Outlook.com, and Facebook all offering web-based voice and video communications. But like choosing a desktop tool, they all need plugins, and you also need to be sure that you have the right version and that your browser’s security settings are not blocking it. With most IT departments blocking browser plugins, it is clear that there needs to be another way. Proprietary software and plugins are the bane of internet communications, be it voice or video. They get in the way of actually communicating, as you spend more time negotiating over what tool to use than on the eventual conversation. That is where WebRTC comes in, as it ... Access >>>

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      Real-time communications standards aim to help more users speak with ease over the internet. Computer Weekly looks at how the systems work

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