On February 23, 2015 Digium announced they have official launch of Respoke, a cloud platform designed to enable communications for web and mobile applications. Respoke provides an API so developers can add live voice, video, messaging, and data services as to other applications; the platform is intended to allow communications feature development in a matter of days. Respoke began as a virtual startup within Digium and is staffed with a mix of communications industry veterans and cloud computing experts.
The Respoke platform allows their customers to add features such as individual and group chat messaging, WebRTC-based voice and/or video calling, screen sharing, and file sharing to web applications– all without the need to install a plug-in. The WebRTC “Platform as a Service” pricing model is based on the number of connections and bandwidth used. A free tier is offered for evaluation and development using up to five connections.
Digium provides Asterisk software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries.
You can find more information about Digum’s announcement on their blog.