Around redefines video meetings with CoSMo’s help …

… when Around bumped into client-side problems, deep in both WebRTC and the chrome web audio part, they turned to CoSMo.

Innovative video conferencing stars had received $5.2M in funding led by Floodgate and Initialised Capital, and the founders set about transforming video conferencing.

Video meeting technology & UX has not significantly changed in 15 years.

What drove the Around Founder’s vision was behavior changes that was not compatible with legacy video conferencing designs and “old style” user experiences.

With Work From Home and Shelter In Place, and the bottoms-up counterculture brewing in business. Modern B2B software needs to be light on its feet. “Generation Slack doesn’t meet so much to give status updates. It meets to fire up Sheets, Airtables, Figmas and Notions and quickly get stuff done, multi-player style. Video calls need to reflect this new way of working. That’s why, when Around redefines video meetings, we took video and made it less. Less traditional, less formal, less bulky, even less realistic. Less about blowing up people’s faces on a 70-inch HDTV, more about focusing and doing. Around is there for a quick session to supercharge all future-of-work applications. It’s just enough to be present but makes space for what’s important: the task at hand.” quoted from Domink Zane in Medium article here.

At the same time Around oes amazing things to address ambient noise distraction with their “EchoTerminator” that uses ultrasonic audio to detect nearby laptops and synchronisation to eliminate those strange feedback sounds.

Dominik ZANE – Founder and CEO – Around said  “We started with a bold vision and wanted to elevate webRTC to uncharted territories. We were facing challenges deep in the Chromium stack that were significantly reducing our chances to succeed and were shortening our runway. As a startup, we need to move fast and can’t afford to rely solely on Google. We turned to CoSMo — their complete understanding of the Chromium source code and deep expertise in the WebRTC stack has been unmatched. CoSMo’s experiences and speed was key to address bugs and nuances in libwebrtc, WebAudio, NetEq, jitter buffer, audio mixing, AEC and WebAudio. We’re very excited about our partnership with CoSMo.

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Dr Alex, CoSMo’s CEO also writes abouthow around redefines video meetings   here .