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[November 29, 2012]

WebRTC Sessions, Demonstrations and Awards Live Up to the Hype

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Solutions, Applications and Demonstrations Offered at Live Event to Resounding Success

[South San Francisco, CA]-(November 29, 2012)-TMC (News - Alert), Systemwide Media and PKE Consulting today announced the winners of the first-ever WebRTC Conference & EXPO  Demonstrations and Awards Event. More than 300 registered attendees interested in learning about WebRTC from industry experts made their way to the South San Francisco Conference Center to attend sessions about WebRTC in the Telecommunications Space, IETF and W3C Standards Reports, Browsers with WebRTC and other pivotal WebRTC topics, and witness live demonstrations  of applications and solutions utilizing WebRTC.

Phil Edholm (News - Alert) of PKE Consulting, Carl Ford of Crossfire Media, Martin Geddes of Martin Geddes Consulting LTD, Blair Pleasant of COMMFusion, and Dean Bubley of Disruptive Analysis acted as judges for the three-hour event and determined the award winners based on the judging criteria.
The awards and winners are as follows:
  • Ready Now Award - This award is associated with solutions that are out in the market and available today that utilize WebRTC. The award was won by Zingaya.
  • Best Conferencing - awards the company that has the most innovative incorporation of WebRTC with the mixing and delivering of media conferencing. The expectation is that conferencing include audio but social, text and video can be included. The award was won by Vidtel, Inc.
  • Beyond the Call - awards the best website implementation that uses WebRTC to communicate in a form other than a phone call. The award was won by Bistri.
  • Best WebRTC Tool - This award was the only one to result in a tie. The award was won by TROPO and Priologic.
  • Visionary Award - This award looks for innovation that is designed as a framework to enable third party innovation. The award was won by Plantronics (News - Alert).
The Best WebRTC Demo is the overall winner is not associated with a specific category. The award is about the presentation of the implementation during the event. This award and the Audience (News - Alert) Choice Award were won by PubNub.
"When we decided to include these demos as part of our program, our expectation was to see lab work,  but in truth we saw demonstrations that are either ready for market trials or already implemented, " said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media and a judge of the Demo event. "This shows that WebRTC is here and while we have some aspects of the standards that need to be figured out, WebRTC is coming to a browser near you, perhaps the one you are already on!"
WebRTC Conference and Expo was launched just four months ago and billed as the event where architects, enablers and users of Web Real-Time Communication (RTC) gather to advance the standards, and discover the most promising emerging applications for WebRTC. The event is supported by 22 sponsors and exhibitors and features keynotes from Google, Mozilla (News - Alert), Ericsson, Thrupoint and Plantronics.
WebRTC Conference & EXPO continues today at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Registration is available on the event site or at the event. The conference concludes at 5:00 this afternoon.
Building on the success of the San Francisco event, TMC and partners have announced that another installment of WebRTC Conference & Expo will take place in the spring, with additional events planned for 2013 in venues across the U.S. and Europe to be announced.
For sponsorship information on any of the upcoming events, please contact Dave Rodriguez at or 203.852.6800 ext. 146.
About PKE Consulting
PKE Consulting provides strategic consulting at the intersection of computing, networking, and communications.  The company's primary focus is on how the integration of information and interaction can create value transformation for organizations.  PKE Consulting services include organization planning for how to best utilize technologies for transformation.  PKE Consulting also works to assure that the underlying network infrastructure is capable of supporting the new services.  PKE Consulting provides services both to end user organizations and to vendors.
About Systemwide Media
Systemwide Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars, and newsletters and provide community websites with the latest information in our industries.
About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution, and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.
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