Unify announced the availability of its collaborative Platform-as-a-Service (cPaaS) based on the Circuit SaaS solution. Circuit, formerly known as Project Ansible, is an enterprise WebRTC based team communication and collaboration cloud service by Unify. The Circuit platform provides mobile collaboration and communication, high-quality voice and video, real-time document editing and management, messaging and file sharing into a single view.
Unify’s addition of the new collaboration platform is designed to help developers create extensions within the Circuit application to integrate business, document and messaging solutions. Developers can use Circuit’s WebRTC services such as HD video and audio conferencing in any application or web page. Circuit APIs are available for free to all independent developers, ISVs and system integrators who register for access.
Circuit already has over 300 active development members, and the Circuit cPaaS has numerous extension blueprints for integration scenarios to other cloud or on-premise applications. Active members of the Circuit developer community include systems integrators, cloud integration service providers, and independent vendors providing complementary technologies to the Circuit platform.
Existing extensions include applications such as Salesforce.com, document storage such as Box, Microsoft, Open-Xchange, and traditional UC or telephony solutions. Independent software vendors can use Circuit's WebRTC-based voice and video services inside their existing applications.
Unify product house CTO Dr. Stefan Ried commented in a statement saying "The Circuit cPaaS is not only an SDK for a communication service. Developers can even create their own application logic injected from Heroku, EC2, or Azure, but executed virtually inside Circuit. This programming model turns Circuit into a full PaaS service and is highly attractive to the modern cloud developer communities."