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September 28, 2015

Ingate Systems Adds New Interoperability with Ironton Global's Communications Systems


By Steve Anderson Contributing Writer



Ironton Global has announced the company recently concluded interoperability certification with Ingate Systems, adding some new and powerful options to its overall lineup. But this new interoperability isn't just about new options for Ironton Global and Ingate Systems; rather, it's about a whole new set of options for several major technology fields.


To begin, Ironton Global's line of cloud-based communications tools, including its line of session initiation protocol (SIP) trunks now works with the full line of firewall and enterprise session border controller (E-SBC) systems. This gives Ironton Global's lineup access to just about any private branch exchange (PBX) system, and gives Ironton a lot more reach in the overall market. Ingate's partners can now become authorized channel resellers, offering up Ironton Global's SIP trunking lines with the Ingate platform, providing what Ironton senior vice president Pierre Kerbage calls “...an end-to-end and turnkey solution...” for customers.

But that's not all Ingate's got in store; it will also be hitting the upcoming ITEXPO West event, with presence in room 204A. The event runs from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center Hall A in Anaheim, Calif., and while there, Ingate Systems will have plenty to talk about. The company will be part of a panel discussion moderated by Paula Bernier entitled “From Hype to Reality: WebRTC Use Cases.” The panel will be presenting a look at Web-based real time communications (WebRTC) uses, along with a look at the overall market. Some have suggested that WebRTC may never make it out of the “hype cycle” that it's been engaged in for the last couple years, but a growing slate of uses for the technology suggests instead that it's rapidly maturing, and developing real-world uses.

Indeed, we're already seeing some of these first-hand. The most obvious may well be Amazon's Mayday button, which many believe to be at least using an analogue of WebRTC. Microsoft's increasing push to bring a kind of WebRTC operation to its Skype operations is also part, and Firefox 41 was recently seen adding instant messaging systems based on WebRTC. A variety of other measures are regularly seen, as WebRTC steps in to add value to customer service, to the mobile workforce, to healthcare and a host of other fields. While it certainly took a while to get to this point, there's little doubt that WebRTC and such services are making great strides, driven on by companies like Ingate Systems and Ironton Global.

To suggest that WebRTC is still stuck in the hype cycle requires one to ignore a huge and growing body of evidence that shows this technology in increasingly wider use. Still, that's part of what will be shown at ITEXPO, along with a host of other topics, so for those despairing for the future of WebRTC, don't worry: it's looking pretty bright, and all thanks to rapid growth, high interoperability, and companies willing to work to make it happen.




Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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