Living the #WebRTC start-up CEO dream.

I used to be very entertained by stories given by different webrtc consultants. The “Cat roulette” example by L. Barr last year during a conference in Miami was exhilarating. I was thinking: those guys have all the fun!

What people don’t tell you when you go into that business is the wide variety of clients you end-up facing. Now that I am on the other side of the fence, the grass is not exactly greener. In an effort to give people a glance of how hard it can be sometimes, and to keep my mental sanity by letting it out, I’m writing a post about the horror stories we’ve faced so far, or, to put it in  amore diplomatic way: about the inherent bias clients can have about our perceived value, or WebRTC perceived value.

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Janus #webrtc Video Room is getting a collection of clients software options from CoSMo

CoSMo and Meetecho have been working together for some time as the #webrtc A-Team. So far the contributions described in different blog posts have mainly been on the server-side, with Double-Encryption, VP9 SVC, or more recently better bandwidth management support. This time, we are going to speak about several client software options to connect to Janus Instances that have been just been made available.

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IETF’101 “Identity Assessment in #Webrtc” Hackathon

Security in Real-Time Comms.

Security is important for communication, and in the wake of XXXX (pick your favorite) revelations, the IETF RTCWEB working group and other standard committees alike had decided to up their game. With respect to webrtc, that’s for example when the decision was made to mandate the more secure DTLS-SRTP over SDES-SRTP. The entire Security architecture is documented within a corresponding documents and some dependencies:
https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-rtcweb-security-arch-14

Encryption is only really useful if it is end-to-end and if you are sure who you are talking to.

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Extending Janus #webrtc bandwidth Management

 

Main Coders and Architects: Sergio Murillo, Lorenzo Miniero,
Facilitator, Motivator, and Secretary: Dr Alex Gouaillard.

Janus Bandwidth management has been incrementally updated to support the latest technologies available in a joint effort between CoSMo and Meetecho, a.k.a. The WebRTC A-Team. This article describes the original design of Janus and its VideoRoom plugin with respect to bandwidth management, and the incremental changes that were needed to bring it to automatic bandwidth estimation and adaptation on the sender side, and availability of simulcast for bandwidth management on the receiver side. A concrete example about how to leverage simulcast with the Janus VideoRoom Plugin is provided for illustration and testing purposes.

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#webrtc.org now officially reporting test results with KITE

One week ago, KITE daily runs results were made available on webrtc.org. This signs the end of a first phase, and shows that webrtc automated testing in desktop and mobile browsers is doable today. This blog post reflects on the path taken to get here, the ongoing maturation of webrtc implementations, and KITE as tool for the RTC industry to achieve End-to-End testing, as well as load testing, and benchmarking.

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CoSMo New Offices ! Bringing #Webrtc further, faster.

We had started the cosmo adventure in a co-working space. It was great: we were surrounded by entrepreneur-minded people, supported by great staff (kudos Claire and Evelyn), the space was nice, the roof top incredible, and it accommodated our growth from 1 to 13 local employees in 2017. If you’re looking for a centrally located co-working space in Singapore, I could not recommend any place more than WOTSO co-working space at 19 Cecil Street. The hard truth was that we had outgrown our co-working space.

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Who from Singapore is attending IETF

This week IETF is in town! It’s rare enough that the organizers of JSConf.asia last year gave us a slot to present the standardisation process, and why it was so important to participate. Moreover, one only get better by learning from the bests, and all the internet experts are at IETF. If you’re really serious about internet technology, as an engineer or as a team leader you go and send your team learn with the best,  even more so when there is no plane ticket to buy or hotel cost associated. Since IETF publishes the list of attendees, we took the time to extract the list of attendees, to see the braves.

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