Build Human Connection.
LiveSwitch pushes the possibilities of digital connection through SDKs and platforms that power secure, high-quality and mass-scale interactive video.
Our mission is simple, yet enormous: Build human connection through technology. And through human connection, we can help change the world for the better.
In 2008, brothers Jerod and Anton Venema start Frozen Mountain with a vision to develop a collaborative diagramming tool.
In 2009 we launch WebSync, a high-volume signalling and messaging server. Early iterations of WebSync used long-polling, based on the Bayeux specification for establishing bidirectional client/server connections—two years before the WebSocket protocol was standardized.
Facing high demand for WebSync, we refocus on developing commercial pub-sub systems.
In 2013, just months after the first cross-browser video call was made with WebRTC, we launch IceLink, a cross-platform WebRTC solution compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer (via ActiveX control) and Safari (via Java applet).
In 2017 customer demand for large scale video conferencing grew exponentially and we launched our flagship product LiveSwitch. This highly flexible server software stack and SDK enables dynamic scaling between video connection types depending on the session needs.
In 2019 we launched LiveSwitch Cloud, a highly flexible, fully managed and enterprise-grade live video platform. LiveSwitch Cloud features the same hybrid architecture as LiveSwitch Server with deeper insight from real-time metrics, reports and integrations.
In 2021 Frozen Mountain embraces its product-led future by renaming the company to LiveSwitch.
The new company name and brand represent the beginning of our product expansion, including LiveSwitch Private Cloud, Edge+ and a consumer video chat app.
We are a Family and treat each other as such: That means always leaving some energy for home, celebrating our diverse backgrounds and striving to take care of each other in an inclusive environment for all.
We take Ownership of projects and problems both individually and as a team. That means we don’t give up on a challenge and actively work to find a positive resolution for all.
We take Responsibility in managing our resources and talents to positively benefit society locally, regionally, and globally. Our business decisions and actions show commitment to long-term financial, social and environmental sustainability.
Our Customers are at the center of everything we do. We always listen to them, strive to understand them and give them exceptional experiences with every product we create and in every interaction we have.
We instill Excellence in everything we do. By standing behind our work, focusing on the customer and adding value in every touchpoint, we create high-quality products and services in a relentless pursuit of perfection.
Awards LiveSwitch Has Won
Great Place To Work - Canada 2022
MONDO-DR Award - Arena 2021
Cablefax FAXIES Awards - New Product or Launch 2021
Cynopsis Sports Media Awards - Best Tech Innovation During the COVID-19 Pandemic 2021
Telly Awards - Gold, Virtual Events & Experiences 2021
TMC - Real Time Web Solutions Best in Show 2016
WebRTC Conference & Expo - Best WebRTC Tool 2015
IDEA - Golden Matrix Awards: Best Interactive Feature 2021
Sports Technology Awards - Best Use of Technology by a Brand 2021
SportTechie Awards - 2020 Finalist, Outstanding Fan Engagement
SPORTEL Awards - Virtual Fan Experience 2020
Mediacorp Canada - Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers 2019
WebRTC World - Product of the Year 2019
Mediacorp Canada - Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers 2018
TMC - Real Time Web Solutions Excellence Award 2016
TMC - Communications Solutions Product of the Year 2017