BCS Global Selects Vidyo as Partner to Launch Revolutionary New Highly-Scalable Managed Desktop Video Conferencing Services

Mar 30, 2011

Vidyo’s Platform Delivers Unmatched Quality, Flexibility, Affordability and Access

HACKENSACK, NJ and TORONTO, ONTARIO – March 30, 2011 – Vidyo®, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, and BCS Global Networks Limited, a leading worldwide provider of managed video conferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services, today announced that BCS Global is using Vidyo’s next-generation video communication and collaboration platform to launch a new set of visual communication services that address mass deployments at the desktop. Vidyo’s highly-scalable, multipoint, telepresence-quality solution enables service providers, unified communications vendors and carriers to offer an affordable Scalable Video Coding (SVC)-based video conferencing solution easily accessed over the Internet or general purpose IP networks.

“Our customers continue to value BCS Global as their trusted advisor in delivering leading edge services that accelerate the adoption of visual communication within their businesses,” said Clive Sawkins, CEO of BCS Global. “Deploying Vidyo’s revolutionary Vidyo platform allows us to offer our customers a robust desktop video solution with unmatched quality, flexibility and a range of end-to-end capabilities. The Vidyo platform is scalable and adaptive with very open APIs enabling us to enter markets with innovative applications faster than ever before.  In addition to this, our customers and partners see tremendous value in certifying Vidyo on our global PSVN (Public Switched Video Network) architecture, putting us in a great position to deliver on two strategic growth areas – mobility and business to business visual communications.”

“BCS Global is one of the leading managed conferencing service providers in the world and it’s extremely gratifying to see them embrace our differentiated solution,” said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo.  “Vidyo’s platform is a perfect fit for service providers due to its unmatched scalability, new level of cost-effectiveness for delivering telepresence quality, and ability to use the service providers’ existing infrastructure and business logic.  We are excited to have our Vidyo platform certified on the BCS Global Public Switched Video Network, allowing customers to connect anywhere, anytime from any IP network.”

VidyoTechnology™ offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency and rate matching to enable natural, high quality video to work over the Internet, LTE, 3G and 4G networks. Because Vidyo’s solution is software-based, it can easily be expanded, upgraded, and customized for customers’ individual Enterprise and vertical market video conferencing needs. Vidyo’s product line spans a full range of potential applications, from the VidyoDesktop™ with personal telepresence capabilities on a PC or a Mac to the VidyoRoom™ that encodes and decodes HD-quality video at up to 60 frames per second. Vidyo platform partners include HP, Ricoh, Google, Hitachi, and Teliris.

BCS Global’s new Vidyo-powered services will be offered to customers as part of its Virtual Presence Desktop offering, and will be available to customers and partners globally in April 2011.

About BCS Global

BCS Global Networks Limited is a leading worldwide provider of managed video conferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services. BCS Global’s innovative video conferencing and telepresence solutions enable real-time, interactive video collaboration allowing participants to connect seamlessly from their desktops, home offices, boardrooms or telepresence suites. The company owns a fully deployed Global B2B Video Exchange, which enables users across the world to meet instantaneously regardless of their video system, network provider or type of connection.

Headquartered in the UK, with offices in New York, Toronto, Shanghai and Hong Kong, BCS Global provides comprehensive managed video services and a 24×7×365 global live video and audio help-desk support to its customers across the globe in different industry verticals, and major telecom carriers and their customers globally. For more information, please visit www.bcsglobal.com or connect with BCS Global on YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Vidyo, Inc.

Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point videoconferences on desktop computers and room systems, and VidyoCast, an affordable cloud-based broadcast solution. Vidyo’s patented VidyoRouter architecture delivers the industry’s best error resilience and lowest latency videoconferencing and broadcast solutions over the Internet and eliminates the need for expensive an MCU. The company has been active in various standards bodies driving H.264 SVC interoperability since 2005. Learn more at vidyo.com, on the Vidyo Blog or follow @Vidyo on Twitter.


Vidyo Contact:

Mari Mineta Clapp


(408) 398-6433


The VIDYO logo is a registered trademark of Vidyo, Inc., VIDYO and the trademarks of the VIYDO family of products are trademarks of Vidyo, Inc. and the other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.”

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