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TMCNet:  TokBox to Bring Safari 11 Live Video Support out of Beta

[September 13, 2017]

TokBox to Bring Safari 11 Live Video Support out of Beta

TokBox, the live video platform company, has announced that the version of its industry-leading OpenTok Platform for WebRTC that supports Safari 11 browser will roll out of beta and be available to all developers upon iOS general availability later this month. TokBox was the first platform company to offer native support for Safari 11 when Apple (News - Alert) announced WebRTC in June.

"This is a major turning point for live video," noted TokBox CEO Scott Lomond. "Now that we are able to support embedded communications in all of the major browsers, we can support mission-critical apps and unlock the full potential of live video to transform how we communicate."

With the June 2017 release of the OpenTok.js client-side library, TokBox (News - Alert) made it possible for customers and developers to prepare their live video applications for Safari compatibility in anticipation of general availability. TokBox's support for Safari enables developers to create web apps that let users experience the power of real-time communications and live video.

"Our beta period proved very successful. With WebRTC available on Safari, developers can be confident that nearly all of their target users can seamlessly participate in live video without having to download a plug-in, pre-install an app, or switch to a different browser," Lomond added.

The OpenTok Platform is the leader in WebRTC for live video communications. OpenTok supports enterprises, entrepreneurs and developers with powerful APIs and a global cloud infrastructure. OpenTok has powered streaming of WebRTC live video in over 35,000 applications since 2013 at companies, including live.ly, Major League Baseball, Esurance, Royal Bank of Scotland, Valspar, Bridgestone Golf, and Double Robotics.

To find out more and try out a demo of WebRTC in Safari 11, please visit: https://tokbox.com/safari.

About TokBox

TokBox, a Telef√≥nica (News - Alert) company, develops and operates the OpenTok 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 and a global cloud infrastructure. OpenTok has been used to stream WebRTC live video in over 35,000 applications since 2013. Companies, including Mozilla (News - Alert), live.ly, Major League Baseball, Esurance, Royal Bank of Scotland, Valspar, Bridgestone Golf, and Double Robotics. For more information, visit: www.tokbox.com.


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