Announcing HCL Sametime Meetings’ support for Chrome WebRTC Unified Plan

26. August 2021 Posted by Ginni Saini

HCL is pleased to announce the general availability of HCL Sametime 11.6 IF1, our latest interim fix release for Meetings. It is now available for download on FlexNet, HCL’s License & Delivery Portal. 

Why is this IF release important to all Sametime v11.X customers using Meetings?

Chrome M93 support and a lot of other critical fixes, including UX enhancements, UI improvements and multiple bug fixes to improve your overall Sametime Meetings and Chat experience. For more details, please check out the full fix list published here.

Support for Chrome WebRTC Unified Plan: 

Google has completely transitioned Chrome’s WebRTC implementation from the Plan B SDP format to the Unified Plan, starting with Chrome M93 version. See Google’s announcement here. 

What does this mean for Sametime Premium customers using Meetings?

  • Prior to HCL Sametime 11.6 IF1, Chrome browser support (for Meetings) is based on the Plan B SDP format.  
  • By upgrading Sametime to 11.6 IF1, Meetings now uses the WebRTC Unified Plan SDP format.  

For information on how this impacts HCL Sametime 11.5 and 11.6 deployments, please read this article.

Therefore, HCL strongly encourages all Sametime v11.X customers and business partners using Meetings to upgrade their Sametime Meeting servers to continue to enjoy a great Video Meetings and Chat experience on the latest Chrome browser.

The details of how to upgrade your HCL Sametime environments to our latest release can be found here.

Ginni Saini,
Sametime Product Manager,
HCL Software 

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