Blackboard announced on September 25, 2014 that they have acquired Requestec, a leading provider of Web-based Real Time Communication (WebRTC) technology, to reinvent and revitalize the company’s product portfolio. Through the acquisition, Blackboard will join some of the leading technology companies as one of the early adopters of WebRTC, a browser-based technology that has emerged as the new standard for video conferencing and real time communication.
Requestec has been delivering Video Calling, Conferencing and IVR software solutions since 2005. Through their flagship product, the Zenon IP Communications Gateway, Requestec connects users on the web, and on iOS and Android devices, to services and agents in high quality live video and audio. Requestec embraces the open standards surrounding video calling from H.323 and SIP through to HTML5, Flash and WebRTC, and provide development, consultancy and integration services to financial institutions, healthcare providers, educators and telecoms operators around the globe.
Blackboard is the world’s leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. We rapidly deploy relevant and meaningful technologies and services to meet the needs of the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them, driving success and growth for both. In partnership with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world, we help every learner achieve their full potential.
You can find more information about Blackboard’s acquisition of Requestecs on their blog.