WebSockets are an evolutionary step in Web communication, as the standard eases bi-directional Web communication between server and client. This enhancement to conventional HTTP communications represents an apparent advancement for real-time experience on Web browsers using WebRTC.
Brekeke Software, Inc., a developer of Session Initiation Protocol software products for IP network communications, has added the support of WebSocket on their version 3.4 of Brekeke SIP Server. Brekeke has also added WebSocket over TLS (WSS) support to this new version.
Brekeke SIP Server is an open standard based SIP Proxy Server and Registrar. It comes in several editions to meet the needs of different levels of users. The Advanced Edition of Brekeke SIP Server delivers a complete set of features and capabilities for environments that require high performance, redundancy and higher-security communications. With this Edition, TLS is made available to enable additional security for real-time communication using SIP over WebSocket.
"SIP over WebSocket is becoming one of the major signaling protocol choices for WebRTC. This is especially true when the real-time communication that the website is offering will be connected to an existing telephony system," Shinichi Mitsumata, chief technical officer at Brekeke said in a statement.
Mitsumata also pointed out about the instant integration of real-time communications from websites to call centers as one the key benefits of using WebRTC with SIP over WebSocket. According to Mitsumata, this upgrade with WebSocket support is taking the company closer to offer such integration.
Brekeke Software also unveiled its plans to add WebRTC support in the next update of Brekeke PBX, which the company is aiming to release later this year. Brekeke PBX is a SIP IP-PBX software product that offers PBX features, such as voicemail, call forwarding, call conference, call recording, etc. With the addition of WebRTC support, visitors to a website with the SIP WebSocket client will be able to utilize IP-PBX call features, noted the company.