Enterprises will boost customer engagement with WebRTC, says UC Strategies
~Tuesday, January 12, 2016
WebRTC is coming up on its fifth birthday, but the technology (which stands for Web Real-Time Communication) struggled in its first few years to gain acceptance. Now it appears enterprise software developers are taking more notice and are beginning to use WebRTC to enable communications in a variety of Web-based applications.
FCC Posting Has Created Worldwide Attention
~Wednesday, January 6, 2016
CuWAV would like to thank everyone who has visited our website since we posted our comments on inmate video visitation on 12 December 2015, in response to the FCC request. We have been experiencing an additional 10,000 hits a day from over 72 different countries since the posting and we are grateful for the positive response.
CuWAV’s Comments to FCC Have Been Filed!
~Wednesday, December 16, 2015
We have filed our comments with the FCC today, and we would like to thank all of who contributed to the seven pages of constructive comments on inmate video visitation that we submitted.
CuWAV is SSL Certified!
~Monday, December 14, 2015
CuWAV is excited to announce that our website is now secured with an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate. If you have ever visited a website using the https:// in the address bar you were creating a secure connection via SSL. At CuWAV we understand the importance of protecting our user’s information and privacy such as credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, videos, and other sensitive information and if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate the risk of this information being exposed during transit is high. For more information on why our site being protected with an SSL certificate is beneficial please visit:
~Wednesday, December 9, 2015
We would like to thank everyone who provided comments to our preliminary white paper on Video Visitation for Detention Facilities for submission to the FCC for their consideration. Our final submission to the FCC will be on the 16th of December 2015, and we will have copies available by request at FCC@CuWAV.com. Thanks again to all who contributed.
Kindles for Convicts?
~Thursday, December 3, 2015
The Demise of Adobe Flash
~Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Adobe issued a stunning announcement on November 30, 2015, stating that it will now “encourage content creators to build with new web standards,” rather than Flash. This news was immediately picked up by several online news and technology sites. The Verge stated that “Adobe is telling people to stop using Flash.” They went on to say “Flash has been dying slowly over the past decade…Flash has continually been subject to security issues, making it a major risk for anyone browsing the web.” (http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/1/9827778/stop-using-flash). Wired declared that Adobe’s new development tool, Adobe Animate CC, is not much different: “Meet the new Flash, same as the old Flash, and still a security-addled, closed-off mess.” (http://www.wired.com/2015/12/adobe-flash-is-dead-in-name-only).
CuWAV is unwavering in our selection of WebRTC as the right path to the future of video communications. With WebRTC as our engine for web based communication, we are ready to change the way the world communicates.
Feedback Deadline Extended
~Friday, November 20, 2015
Due to the enthusiastic response we have received from end users and those in the detention industry, we are extending our feedback submission date to December 7, 2015, to allow adequate time for all submissions to be considered.
Calling All Interested Parties…
~Friday, November 13, 2015~
We are happy to announce that we have completed our preliminary white paper on Video Visitation for Detention Facilities for submission to the FCC for their consideration. We encourage all interested parties who would like to review and possibly contribute to contact Gary Humphries at G.Humphries@CuWAV.com for a copy. Our intent is for a final submission to the FCC on the 23rd of November 2015.
FCC Ruling Could Bring a Halt to Video Visitation!
~Friday, October 30, 2015~
As a result of our discussions with ICS providers concerning the recent FCC ruling on capping inmate calling rates, we’re considering— and perhaps everyone in this industry should also reflect on the possibility— that the proposed regulations could be putting an end to video visitation. In addition, any new developments for improving prison communication will come to a halt, as neither ICS providers nor correctional facilities will have funding for these projects. As we prepare our comments for the FCC, we certainly believe these have to be the questions to be considered if video visitation is to survive.
FCC TAKES NEXT BIG STEPS IN REDUCING INMATE CALLING RATES
~Friday, October 23, 2015~
At CuWAV, we followed with great interest the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to cap the rates for inmate phone calls. We noted with even greater interest their request for comments on reforms for video visitation. We will be submitting our comments on what we feel to be a fair and just solution that will help inmates and their families while also being a valuable service to correctional institutions, their staffs, the communities and, last but not least, taxpayers. We believe that our new patented approach will go a long way in achieving the FCC’s desire for affordable and accessible communication for all inmates.
CuWAV files it’s first patent!
~Friday, October 9, 2015~
CuWAV is pleased to announce it has filed a patent today for internet-based video visitation systems for correctional institutions. The new patent pending design and approach addresses the continuously changing needs of the corrections industry, providing a variety of benefits that include dynamic ad hoc scheduling and increased safety and security. This will be the third patent for Mr. Humphries in this field. CuWAV is using the same patent team that has successfully prosecuted Mr. Humphries’ previous two patents.
CuWAV’s first demo using WebRTC VoIP is a success!
~Friday, October 2, 2015~
CuWAV has successfully completed its first telephone call demo between a PC/tablet and cellular smartphone. The system works as advertised and much to the pleasure of all in attendance, there was no echo detected! As we all know, hearing your own voice as a delayed echo is hardly ever appreciated. In the past, the best way to avoid this was to force everyone to use a headset. With WebRTC, the echo cancelation is accomplished in the software in real time. This awesome capability enables CuWAV to provide its users with both high quality voice calls and video calls that are as clear as talking face to face.
CuWAV Implements New Standard for Web-Based Communications
~Friday, September 25, 2015~
After several months of research and testing of different platforms for web-based video communication, CuWAV has selected WebRTC as our platform of choice. WebRTC is an open-source standard that provides browsers and mobile applications with real-time communications (RTC) capabilities that enable voice or video calls without the need for plug-ins. The WebRTC project was spearheaded by Google in 2012 through the World Wide Web Consortium. Its robust design and powerful, yet simple, components open the door for a new wave of RTC web applications that will change the way we communicate today.
With CuWAV’s unique design and soon to be patent pending interfaces, we look forward to an exciting future in the communication industry.
CuWAV is growing!
~Tuesday, September 22, 2015~
It is my privilege to announce that Nicole Greenidge (Vanslyke) will be joining our company effective today, in the capacity of Director of Operations.
Nicole has been in the industry for going on 10 years, and has been part of corporate firms such as HomeWAV, LLC and CUVideoSystems. Her experience in the corporate world will be a great asset to us as we move forward with her as part of our management team.
Again, please join me in welcoming Nicole to the team, as we blaze the trail in our industry side by side!
CuWAV’s first demo using Android platform marked a success!
~Monday, September 21, 2015~
CuWAV completes its first successful demo visit between two android devices; the system worked as advertised and much to the delight of all in attendance! The next test will be done using Apple IOS platform, which is scheduled for October 5, 2015.