Playing to its strength of delivering communications firsts, Plantronics
today unveiled source code that integrates headset functionality for WebRTC
(Web Real-Time Communications) environments, including call control and
contextual data such as proximity and state information. Plantronics
CTO, Joe Burton, will provide more details about these breakthroughs
during his keynote at the WebRTC
Conference and Expo, taking place today at the South San Francisco
Although it's currently possible to use a Bluetooth® headset for a
WebRTC call, it requires a high level of manual interaction - including
hardcoding sample rates or direct configuration in the browser - that
still doesn't deliver fully integrated functionality. Plantronics'
solution eliminates these steps through natve integration with WebRTC
using HTML5 only, leveraging websockets to integrate Plantronics'
headsets and the company's Spokes™ software into the WebRTC call flow.
The use of standard websocket communications means important information
about the headset, such as audio sample rate, can be dynamically set by
the web application. All of this is accomplished without any additional
software (plug-ins) running in the browser.
Sample code for Plantronics' WebRTC integration is available free of
charge at GitHub
and can also be accessed through the Plantronics developer community: Plantronics
Developer Connection (PDC). Additionally, WebRTC Conference and Expo
attendees are invited to stop by the Plantronics booth to see a
demonstration first-hand, featuring input from Plantronics, Mozilla, and
"Plantronics has been at the forefront of groundbreaking communications
innovation for decades and integration with WebRTC is no exception,"
said Joe Burton, CTO and SVP of technology, development and strategy,
Plantronics. "WebRTC is poised to explode as a vehicle for improvements
in business workflow and consumer engagement alike, and we're excited to
be a part of the effort as it begins to take off."
About Plantronics - Simply Smarter Communications™
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses
and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50
years, creating innovative products that allow people to simply
communicate. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth®
headsets, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and
extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the
Fortune 100, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and the New
York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com
or call (800) 544-4660.
Plantronics, Simply Smarter Communications, and Spokes are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth trademark is
owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics,
Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are the property of the
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