Where’s that open MCU platform everyone is looking for?
In the past month, a lot of people have approached me, all in the search of an MCU – a multipoint conferencing unit that does video calls for WebRTC.
You see, doing point-to-point video calls is now easy with WebRTC, but for those who need more participants in the call, there’s no easy answer. This is why I started my short series of multipoint posts, but that’s more of a glimpse than a solution.
The truth is that MCUs are hard and tricky to develop. There are companies out there that received a lot of seed money just to solve this problem. Now, I don’t need such an MCU, but there are those who do, and this is what this post is for.
If you are in search of such a solution – be it an open source platform you can install in your own servers, a cloud service for rent. If you are a developer searching for something interesting to do.
Then speak up: leave a comment here or contact me.
Maybe several companies together, who simply need a multipoint solution, can decide to join forces on this one: develop the platform for us all and reduce this barrier of entry to the market.
Not sure what role I will be taking besides this shoutout, but I am sure the journey will be interesting to those participating!
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