SOURCE: TokBox Inc.

TokBox Inc.

July 24, 2015 11:00 ET

TokBox Demonstrates Power of Live Video for Education at Campus Technology 2015

WebRTC Platform Leader to Showcase Live Video at Education Event

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 24, 2015) - TokBox, a Telefónica company, today announced it will be showcasing its leading WebRTC platform, OpenTok, at Campus Technology in Boston. TokBox will be showcasing a range of disruptive education startups, including Minerva, TutorHub, ProctorExam, Kubi for Education and Chegg, which have embedded real time communications into their offerings to bring immersive and effective experiences for their users.

The conference, held July 27-30, 2015, is the premier higher education event where leading innovators and experts will explore new technologies that are driving teaching and learning success.

TokBox develops and operates the OpenTok Platform, a global cloud platform for embedding real-time video, voice, messaging and collaboration experiences into websites, applications and services. The scalable, customizable platform gives users the creative freedom to develop any video interaction, from one-to-one chats to large-scale 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.

Where e-learning platforms have traditionally relied on third party applications, OpenTok allows companies to harness WebRTC to directly embed real-time communications into web and mobile applications creating a seamless learning experience where students and teachers can connect and collaborate in the context of their learning space.

At Campus Technology, TokBox will demonstrate TutorHub, an online tutoring service built on top of the OpenTok platform that connects students and tutors through live video. TokBox will also run a tech classroom talk, host a lunch roundtable and showcase its other education partners including Chegg -- a connected online learning platform; ProctorExam -- a suite of web and mobile apps that allow students to take monitored exams remotely; Kubi for Education -- an interactive robot and application for engaging remote learning; and Minerva -- a university offering innovative learning paths for its students.

TokBox CEO, Scott Lomond said: "Whether it's remote tutoring, virtual classrooms, online seminars or interactive learning management systems, WebRTC is revolutionizing education by breaking down the barriers in traditional one-way learning. WebRTC enabled live video has the power to connect students and teachers from across the globe, supporting collaboration and whole new creative and individualized learning pathways. We're proud to showcase some truly remarkable applications of real-time communications in education that TokBox is enabling, and look forward to being part of an event that inspires innovation in this industry."

Registration for Campus Technology is open. For the latest Campus Technology Conference news, updates and information visit http://events.campustechnology.com/

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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