VidyoConferencing to Enhance Arkadin’s Collaborative Solutions by Providing New Ways to Work Together from Different Locations
Paris and Hackensack, NJ, November 16, 2010 – Arkadin, global provider of audio and web conferencing services, and Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced a multi-year global agreement in which Arkadin will distribute Vidyo’s award-winning desktop and room system-based video conferencing solutions in Europe, North America and Asia, in response to growing demand from Arkadin’s global customer base for high quality, easy-to-use video meeting solutions. VidyoConferencing from Arkadin is available today in France, Japan and the USA and will be rolled out globally in 2011.
“Video has been part of our comprehensive collaboration solution since 2001 but only now, almost nine years later, are we experiencing real customer demand for widespread access to personal telepresence,” said Olivier de Puymorin, founder and CEO of Arkadin. “For this reason, we are extending our video capability by partnering with Vidyo to complement our existing voice and web offerings. This will enable our customers’ productivity by allowing them to work from anywhere with natural and smooth video and audio interactions – taking another critical step towards unified communications.”
Arkadin has built its market reputation by providing tested, remote collaboration services which are easy to implement and use. Over 3 million people each month use Arkadin Audio and Web Conferencing to meet remotely. Arkadin is part of a new collaborative workflow that drives efficiency and productivity by eliminating the constraints of location.
“As one of the largest global Conferencing Service Providers, Arkadin is a perfect partner for Vidyo, as we continue to expand our international reach and shift the market toward innovative, next-generation solutions,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of Vidyo. “We are confident that Arkadin customers will immediately see the benefits of Vidyo products and technology which make optimal use of their existing devices and IP connections. Using a licensing model that removes the cost barrier and the burden of maintaining and upgrading systems, Vidyo’s SVC-based solution offers a level of quality, affordability and accessibility that no other videoconferencing solution can provide. “
Arkadin has already received an enthusiastic reaction from its customer base. One such example is Mega International Corporation, a recognised specialist in enterprise architecture and governance. “Having used a static, room-based video conferencing system for several years, it was easy to see the value of the Arkadin-Vidyo offer,” said Gill Grevet, Senior Director of Mega International. “As our teams experience how easy it is to use and how it enhances the collaborative experience, user adoption within the company has dramatically risen.
Arkadin SA (www.arkadin.com), a global audio and web conferencing solution provider, enables organizations of all sizes to communicate and collaborate using customizable, cost-efficient, user friendly solutions. Founded in 2001, Arkadin has operating centers in 26 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North America, offering a full suite of remote collaboration and online events solutions.
About Vidyo, Inc.
VidyoTechnology™ is based on the patented VidyoRouter™ architecture offering unprecedented error resiliency and eliminating the latency in existing MCU-based implementations enabling natural, high quality video to work over the Internet, LTE, 3G and 4G networks for a fraction of the cost. It delivers video quality found only on high QoS and dedicated video networks. Vidyo leverages off-the-shelf Intel processing platforms across rooms systems, PC and Mac- based desktops and laptops, net books and soon smart phones and tablets, enabling it to take advantage of faster, intelligent multi-core technology, advancing the price to performance profile of its video conferencing solutions at the same pace as the PC world. Vidyo’s solution was recently the recipient of the Wall Street Journal’s 2010 Technology Innovation Award, nudging out other formidable nominees to win the top honor in the publication’s “Network/Internet Technologies/Broadband” category.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, multi-point videoconferences on desktop computers and room systems, and VidyoCast, an affordable cloud-based broadcast solution. Vidyo’s patented VidyoRouter architecture delivers the only available H.264/Scalable Video Coding (SVC) solution that eliminates an MCU while delivering the industry’s best error resilience and lowest latency videoconferencing and broadcast solutions over the Internet. The company has been active in various standards bodies driving H.264 SVC interoperability since 2005. Learn more at vidyo.com or follow Vidyo on Twitter@Vidyo.
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