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February 16, 2016 06:01 ET

Bit6 Launches STUN and TURN Service Essential for WebRTC Developers

Simplified Media Relay Solution That Is Scalable, Cost Effective and Delivered as-a-Service

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 16, 2016) - Bit6 (www.bit6.com), a communications-as-a-service platform provider, today announced the immediate availability of the Bit6 STUN and TURN Service, which allows Web and mobile application developers to build a WebRTC solution without having to implement an entire media relay solution. The Bit6 STUN and TURN Service utilizes a highly geo-distributed network of STUN and TURN servers around the world to deliver enterprise-class scalability, reliability and performance with simple, usage-based pricing and no additional hardware or software. This enables the Bit6 STUN and TURN Service to deliver the low latency required when leveraging WebRTC or similar Voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities in the absence of peer-to-peer connectivity.

Historically, developers building applications with WebRTC, VoIP or video calling capabilities ran into a fundamental real-world challenge -- how to quickly and efficiently stream media between two endpoints without building and managing their own media relay solution. Although the STUN protocol is effective in most situations, approximately 15 percent of WebRTC media traffic is relayed through TURN servers. In such cases, close geographic proximity to a TURN server and low latency connectivity become increasingly important. The Bit6 STUN and TURN Service intelligently optimizes the media path to ensure seamless streaming performance.

"Few WebRTC developers have the time, expertise or financial resources to build their own global, highly available STUN and TURN platform, so we built a solution that lets them stay focused on their core business," said Alexey Goloshubin, founder and CEO of Bit6. "Although our solution is deployed across 14 locations around the world, we are excited that the Bit6 STUN and TURN Service is very price competitive while still providing enterprise-class features and performance."

Other benefits include the following:

  • Dramatically reduced latency with globally distributed and redundant servers.
  • Superior economics compared to paying for your own servers, bandwidth and maintenance costs, with simple bandwidth-consumption based pricing (http://bit6.com/pricing).
  • Simple integration with a single API call.

This is the first time the app development community at large will have an opportunity to use the Bit6 STUN and TURN Service. It was originally developed as an important component for the Bit6 platform and AssistHub (https://assisthub.io/), an on-demand customer engagement solution launched last year.

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About Bit6
Bit6 provides a real-time, cloud-based communications-as-a-service platform that enables voice/video calling, texting, and multimedia messaging features to be integrated into any mobile or web application with just a few lines of code. Bit6 is a division of Voxofon LLC, which is based in Houston, Texas and was founded in 2008. For more information, please visit http://bit6.com.

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