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Real-Time Interaction, an upgraded RTC

The constant technological advances and the need for more immersive communication are changing Real-time Communication reality.
The real-time cloud communications industry players know better about the changes that are taking place. One example is ZEGOCLOUD, a global cloud communication service provider. Recently, it announced an upgrade from Real-Time Communication (RTC) to Real-Time Interaction (RTI).

With this revolutionary premise, Real-Time Interaction introduces a new level of communication that brings interactions to life, close-to-real, or even beyond reality.

What is Real-Time Interaction?

RTI (Real-Time Interaction) is an upgraded variation of RTC. It is a real-time interactive process of exchanging information and establishing a shared time and space.

RTI is built on a peer-to-peer model in which two or more individuals can communicate in real-time. People may exchange data, interact, and work together. Data is transferred and received in real time without delays, lags, or server intervention.

RTC and RTI are similar in that they enable real-time communication and collaboration. Let us assume that they aren't different notions. However, there are some significant technical differences.
RTC is based on a client-server model in which a client transmits data to a server, and the server delivers data back to the client. The client begins the conversation and the server answers. RTC is commonly implemented by:

  • Technology with which end users interact, such as online and mobile apps

  • Technologies that enable backend connectivity, such as SDKs, APIs, and the cloud

In RTI, the peer-to-peer model implies that two or more parties can interact with each other in real-time without the delays of server mediation, making interactions immersive. Plus, RTC is focused on sending and receiving data in real-time, whereas RTI is focused on creating a shared time and space. This draws the distinction on their primary purpose, which for RTC is exchanging information, while for RTI is collaboration, Interaction, and working together in real-time.

In conclusion, RTI constitutes all the products and technology combinations needed to achieve real-time interactive scenarios.

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