OpenTok Wins 'Best WebRTC Tool' Award at WebRTC Conference & Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2013) - TokBox, a Telefónica Digital company, has won the Best WebRTC Tool Award for its OpenTok Platform.

The OpenTok Platform allows the development and management of commercial face-to-face applications, embeddable in any website or service. Launched as a Flash-based platform in 2010, OpenTok has pioneered the use of WebRTC in commercial applications, launching the first WebRTC Platform in 2012 and Mantis, a Cloud-based infrastructure that enables multi-party conversations, earlier this year.

TokBox unveiled a series of world-first advances at the WebRTC Conference and Expo that extend WebRTC into an enterprise-grade technology for video communication applications for the first time. The announcements included:

  • Cloud Raptor SDK: adds management capabilities for any OpenTok application, letting developers create a centralized controller that can listen to, query and respond to messages and events flowing through the application;
  • OpenTok For Customer Service: pre-configured tools to make it faster and easier to implement face-to-face video chat for customer service applications; and
  • Advanced quality controls: OpenTok now dynamically shapes audio and video traffic to maximize the experience for every participant in a multi-point conversation.

Ian Small, TokBox CEO: "This industry recognition is a great endorsement of the direction we have taken, and also the strength and vision of the WebRTC community. With OpenTok, we now the building-blocks for developers and enterprises to develop commercial applications."

OpenTok has been used by more than 70,000 organizations to add live face to face communications to their site, including American Idol, Major League Baseball, Diet Coke, Ford, Doritos, Bridgestone and Double Robotics.

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About TokBox
TokBox, a Telefónica Digital company, develops and operates the OpenTok Video Platform, making it fast and easy to add live video communications into online and mobile websites, apps and services. The scalable, customizable platform gives users the creative freedom to develop any video interaction, from one-to-one chats to large-scale broadcasts.

The first platform to incorporate support for WebRTC, OpenTok caters to enterprises, entrepreneurs and developers with powerful APIs, a global cloud infrastructure, and pre-configured solutions. OpenTok has been used to add video communications to more than 70,000 services by companies including Major League Baseball, Diet Coke, Ford, Doritos, Bridgestone and Double Robotics.

TokBox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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