Real-time communication

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Real-time communication is a category of software protocols and communication hardware media that gives real-time guarantees, which is necessary to support real-time guarantees of real-time computing.[1]


SpaceWire supports real-time communication.[2]


Myrinet supports real-time communication.[1]

RTC protocol[edit]

Real-time communication (RTC) is a new integrated communication medium based on the upcoming W3C standard WebRTC, making use of other components like HTML5/JavaScript, the iLBC audio codec, and the VP8 video codec.

It is adopted by major browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera.

It will permit computer users to exchange multimedia and audio content in real time. It will integrate as well gateways to telephony networks using the (VoIP) SIP protocol.


Component Description
WebRTC Browser component
ROAP RTCWeb Offer/Answer Protocol
JSEP JavaScript Session Establishment Protocol
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera Supported browsers
iLBC Lowband voice codec
G.711, G.722, iSAC Other voice codecs
VP8 Video codec

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