SOURCE: TokBox Inc.

TokBox Inc.

October 13, 2015 11:00 ET

TokBox Demonstrates the Power of Embedded Real-Time Communications for Education at OLC 2015

WebRTC Platform Leader to Showcase Embeddable, Contextual Real-Time Communications at Education Event

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2015) - TokBox, a Telefónica company, will be demonstrating its leading WebRTC platform, OpenTok, at the 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference held October 14-16 in Orlando, Florida. TokBox will showcase a range of disruptive education startups and organizations, including Chegg Tutors, Proctor Exam and Kubi Robots which have embedded real-time video, voice, messaging and screen sharing communications into their solutions to create rich, interactive learning experiences. TokBox is also a sponsor of OLC 2015 where leading innovators and educators will provide the latest insights on asynchronous learning programs and technologies for both higher education and corporate training.

TokBox develops and operates the OpenTok platform, a global cloud platform for embedding live video, voice, messaging and screen sharing experiences into websites and mobile applications. The scalable, customizable platform gives users the creative freedom to develop any video interaction, from one-to-one chats to large-scale multiparty broadcasts.

Driven by technology platforms such as OpenTok, education -- both in and outside of the classroom -- is entering a whole new era. As education institutions and service providers increasingly recognize different learning patterns, they are embracing new technologies and applications that support individualized learning paths, including live video tutorials, remote classrooms, collaborative screen sharing and more.

The OpenTok platform is powering a growing number of education applications built by both startups and established institutions. Where e-learning platforms have traditionally relied on the digitization of content and third party applications, OpenTok allows companies to directly embed real-time communications, creating a seamless learning experience where students and teachers can connect and collaborate in the context of their learning space.

At OLC 2015, TokBox will demonstrate Chegg Tutors -- a connected online learning platform; Proctor Exam -- a suite of web and mobile apps that allow students to take monitored exams remotely; and Kubi for Education -- an interactive robot and application for engaging remote learning.

TokBox CTO Badri Rajasekar commented: "There is a revolution happening in education where real-time communications are transforming e-learning from the once passive consumption of digital content, to rich dynamic multi-party environments. Companies are creating whole new contextual and meaningful experiences that are driving enhanced teaching and learning outcomes. With the rise of WebRTC, it's now possible to bring the interactive experience of a classroom to every smart user. TokBox is proud to be part of this new era in learning and excited to attend an event that champions innovation in education."

Attendees of OLC 2015 are invited to visit TokBox at Booth 343.

About TokBox
TokBox, a Telefónica company, develops and operates the OpenTok Platform, making it fast and easy to embed live video, voice and messaging communications into online and mobile websites, apps and services. The scalable, customizable platform gives users the creative freedom to develop any video and voice interaction, from one-to-one chats to large-scale broadcasts.

The first platform to incorporate support for WebRTC, OpenTok caters to enterprises, entrepreneurs and developers with powerful APIs and a global cloud infrastructure. OpenTok has been used to add video communications to more than 100,000 services by companies including Mozilla, Major League Baseball, Valspar, Bridgestone Golf, Diet Coke, Ford, Doritos and Double Robotics. For more information visit www.tokbox.com

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