Firefox is going to implement Audio and Video calling feature between two Browsers.

Have you ever thought that browsers could be a source of audio and video communication? However, it is a reality because Firefox is at present in a mood to introduce browser-based audio and video calling. 

Mozilla has announced that the company will soon launch its new version Firefox Nightly, which will have open source and Peer-to-peer communication protocol named WebRTC. This WebRTC will enable Real Time communication between two-web browsers with JavaScript APIs.

No Third Party Plug-in:

It means that hereafter users will not have to depend on the third party plug-in. WebRTC does not require an additional installation, and can be updated along with web browser updates. Users should have a browser, a camera, and a microphone to enable audio and video facility.

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However, Skype, Viber, and iMessage provide VoIP communications but still there is no browser has yet taken such revolutionary step in the world of VoIP communication.

Security and Encryption:

WebRTC basically, implements two secure protocols to avoid spying activities.

  • Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS): Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) is the best option to avoid eavesdropping, data tampering, and message forgery, which will be implemented in WebRTC.
  • Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP): SRTP will bind the communication with encryption, authentication, and integrity.

Chad Weiner, the Director of Product Management, said, “We’re excited to start testing this feature in our Nightly channel and look forward to providing frequent updates as we develop this service.”

TokBox Service Company will provide its open source OpenTok video and voice software to Firefox for this experimental feature. The company deals with APIs, hosted infrastructure and tools to carry WebRTC implementations.

Chad Weiner praised TokBox for its contribution and said, “Their early support and contributions to WebRTC are helping this emerging standard establish a foothold and earn developer attention”.

We hope that Mozilla will achieve its dream and provide this exciting feature in upcoming Firefox browser versions.

Author Bio:

Jason Parms is working as an Internet Marketing Manager at SSL2BUY Inc. He is specialized in implementing and creating online marketing strategies and spread the brand awareness over the web. Apart from the core profession, he also takes interest in subjects of cyber security, web security development, cyber crime, and hacking.

 

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