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Press Release for Year: 2011

Vidyo Announces Breakthrough in Scalability Required for Service Provider Deployments of Video Conferencing Services

Vidyo®, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced it has virtualized the first video conferencing infrastructure and delivered an HD video conference on over 100 concurrent lines. To date, virtualization in the video conferencing market has been limited to call control. Vidyo has now virtualized media processing, enabling service providers to offer unlimited multipoint scalability and low latency rate matching capability on demand to accelerate the adoption of high quality, universal video conferencing on any endpoint.

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Vidyo Raises $22.5 Million Series D to Fund Global Expansion of First Affordable, End-to-End Telepresence

Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced a $22.5 million Series D round of financing, bringing the total amount of capital raised by the company to $97 million since its founding in 2005. Existing investors, Menlo Ventures, Rho Ventures, Star Ventures and Four Rivers Group participated in the round, which was led by QuestMark Partners. Vidyo will use the funding to further expand its sales and marketing activities to address the global market demand for higher quality, more flexible and scalable mobile, desktop, room system and immersive telepresence systems.

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Frost & Sullivan Honors Vidyo with Excellence Award | Vidyo

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, and Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that Vidyo is the 2011 recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Videoconferencing Infrastructure Systems. Based on the findings of Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices research, the award spotlights the emergence of Vidyo as a key vendor in a market that is highly competitive and dominated by videoconferencing giants. Frost & Sullivan’s analysis indicates that Vidyo’s disruptive platform and APIs will expand the market.

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Vidyo’s “State of the Art” Platform Chosen by Vedder Price Law Firm to Replace Its Legacy Video Conferencing System

Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that Vedder Price, a law firm with headquarters in Chicago, has selected Vidyo’s communication and collaboration platform to “future-proof” video conferencing activities within the company. Vidyo was chosen to replace the firm’s legacy system which, according to the company, had become extremely limited in terms of flexibility and scalability. Vedder Price purchased and deployed the Vidyo system in October of 2010 after a thorough trial period in which they sampled Vidyo as a service to see if it would effectively satisfy the firm’s need to allow its lawyers and other staff to use the system for a variety of purposes between its three U.S. locations in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C..

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Vidyo Selected By Ontario Telemedicine Network to Expand Home Care and Telehealth Services Using Video Conferencing Solutions

Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that one of the world’s largest telemedicine networks, the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), will use the Vidyo platform to expand its current network and create a tele-home health network that will interoperate with its existing video conferencing network and extend the reach of its telehealth services into patient homes. Conveniently located in every hospital and hundreds of other health care locations across Ontario, more than 134,000 clinical consultations were conducted using telemedicine over the past year. OTN expects to roll out the Vidyo-based network to thousands more patients and providers throughout the province over the next three years.

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Ricoh Video Conferencing Room System Based on Vidyo Platform | Vidyo

Ricoh Company, Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, and Vidyo, Inc. today announced the Ricoh Unified Communication System P3000, the first Ricoh product resulting from a partnership with Vidyo as part of Ricoh’s launch into the unified communications market earlier this year. The P3000 delivers HD multipoint video conferencing, and enables users to share documents, photos and videos using a 3.5 lb portable room system that is built on Vidyo’s innovative platform .

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Vidyo CMO and SVP of Corporate Development, Ashish Gupta Elected to the UCI Forum Board of Directors

Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that Ashish Gupta, CMO and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, was nominated to join the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum’s (UCIF) Board of Directors. The UCIF’s vision is to enable interoperability of UC hardware and software across enterprises, service providers, and consumer clouds, as a means of protecting customer’s existing investments, simplifying their transition to more extended UC networks, and generating incremental business opportunity for all stakeholders in the ecosystem.

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Vidyo Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup

Red Herring has named Vidyo, Inc. to its Top 100 North America list, recognizing the company’s industry-leading innovation and market impact. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “We believe Vidyo embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Vidyo should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”

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Vidyo Shatters Telepresence Price Barrier | Vidyo

Vidyo®, Inc. today announced VidyoPanorama, a groundbreaking personal telepresence solution that delivers the industry’s first affordable 1080p at 60 fps solution supporting up to 20 screens at 10% the cost of current telepresence solutions. Vidyo is the only company that delivers affordable immersive interactions across 1080p 60 fps multi-screen telepresence rooms, video conferencing rooms, desktops, iOS and Android-based smart phones and tablets, (including the iPhone, iPad 2, Xoom, Galaxy, Nexus S and others) enabling employees to use the devices they want to use.

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Vidyo’s Telemedicine Platform Delivers | Telehealth Platform | Vidyo

Hackensack, NJ – May 18, 2011 – Vidyo®, Inc. has again raised the bar in video communications and collaboration, in this case with the focus on healthcare practitioners, patients and their families. Vidyo’s versatile telehealth solution is being embraced globally by leading medical establishments, and at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, Vidyo’s platform is allowing a team of “Virtual Care” specialists to employ more efficient and effective methods of video communication to support critical internal and community health programs. Vidyo for Healthcare allows Holy Cross–based physicians to easily connect with patients, caregivers and other providers beyond the limits of the hospital, including extended care facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and even the homes of patients and their families. To see Vidyo for Healthcare in action at Holy Cross, click here.

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Vidyo Drives Interoperability of H.264 SVC Standard-Based Systems

HACKENSACK, NJ, May 12, 2011 – Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that two of its internationally renowned technologists, co-founder and chief scientist, Dr. Alexandros Eleftheriadis and Dr. Stephan Wenger, CTO of VidyoCast , the company’s broadcast division, were among the four co-authors of the “RTP payload format for Scalable Video Coding” specification that was published as RFC 6190 on May 7, 2011. The standard was developed by a group of experts in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and defines how SVC is to be carried in the Internet over RTP (the real-time protocol used for video and voice). It will be used wherever SVC real time video is transported over IP-based networks, and is considered to be the most significant document for ensuring interoperability of scalable video transmission next to the coding specification defined in the H.264 standard.

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Vidyo Wins 2011 Best of Interop Award for Collaboration

INTEROP- LAS VEGAS – May 10, 2011 – Vidyo®, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that it is the recipient of the Best of Interop Award in the Collaboration category, for delivering video communications and collaboration on mobile devices via its recently announced VidyoMobile product. Interop Las Vegas 2011 is taking place this week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and will conclude on Thursday, May 12.

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American Well Selects Vidyo for Its Online Care Suite

Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced a partnership with American Well™, whose Online Care Suite connects providers and patients for live, immediate, and clinically meaningful encounters using the Web or phone. By incorporating Vidyo’s award-winning communications and collaboration platform into the Online Care system, American Well will offer its customers a compelling new option to further enhance the highly personal, face-to-face interactions between providers and patients.

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