empathy supports WebRTC

Among other things, empathy Version 2.4, offers additional support for WebRTC.

Depending on the software that the website visitor has got installed, empathy decides automatically whether the video consultation process is executed via WebRTC or Flash.

This expansion is possible because empathy is based on HTML5, Javascript and CSS. Either a Flash plug-in or WebRTC are used solely for the transmission of the audio or video signals.

The support provided by WebRTC means that video consultation can now be implemented directly in the web-browser for some Android-based devices.

Peter Filz