At last week’s Oracle OpenWorld held in San Francisco, Oracle unveiled a WebRTC Session Controller designed to meet the needs of both the enterprise and service providers. The solution is the first combined offering following Oracle’s acquisition of Acme Packet. The Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller is built on technology from the Oracle Communications Converged Application Server and Oracle’s Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director.
As for serving the needs of enterprise customers, including contact center requirements, the controller offers interworking between WebRTC clients and session initiation protocol (SIP)-based, multivendor UC systems-- thus enabling users to more easily access their enterprise communications environment. Enterprises, challenged to add industry-standard UC capabilities to their bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives, are also potential targets for the controller. Traditional session border controller features offer security for managing user identity across web and traditional network domains, as well as protection to prevent malicious attacks and accidental overloads. When used in concert with the Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite, the Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller enables users to collaborate via a shared digital whiteboard, and audio and/or video conferencing.
Similarly, the Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller provides communications service providers (CSPs) a platform to develop scalable WebRTC applications that can interwork with existing UC systems and communications capabilities, extending the value of existing offers. The platform features the capability to integrate carrier-grade signaling, policy and charging with any WebRTC application to support bandwidth management, media channel allocation and service quality according to the company’s statement.
Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications, commented in a statement saying, "Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller, along with our Unified Communications Suite, enables CSPs and enterprises to offer differentiated services through secure and reliable IP-based communications from virtually any device, across virtually any network. We are pleased to offer our customers a solution that enables them to take advantage of emerging communications technologies without compromising security or reliability,"
Dean Bubley, founder and director, Disruptive Analysis, added, "Disruptive Analysis forecasts predict nearly 4 billion WebRTC-supporting devices by the end of 2016, which creates a huge opportunity for CSPs and enterprises. New platforms – such as Oracle Communications' WebRTC Session Controller – can help companies deploy next-generation services and capabilities with a high level of dependability."