KDDI to Deliver Video Conferencing Service Based on Vidyo’s Patented Scalable Video Coding (SVC) Architecture

Dec 2, 2010

Hackensack, NJ – December 2, 2010 – Vidyo®, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that KDDI, a leading global carrier headquartered in Japan will deliver a video conferencing service based on Vidyo’s multi-point, telepresence-quality solution. VidyoConferencing™ enables carriers, service providers and unified communications vendors to offer today an affordable SVC-based video conferencing technology that delivers telepresence-quality over the Internet or general purpose IP networks. KDDI’s service will be available in Japan in January 2011.

“Vidyo’s breakthrough technology is perfectly suited to enable KDDI to offer the affordable and easy-to-use, yet high-quality video communications solution our customers demand,” said Yasuhisa Yamada, General Manager of Data Network Product Planning Department at KDDI. “As the first SVC-based solution to eliminate the transcoding MCU, Vidyo reduces the latency in the video stream so our customers will enjoy superb, natural, telepresence-quality solution over KDDI’s Wide Area Virtual Switch Service, even over the Internet or wireless networks.”

“Carriers today need enterprise-ready, highly scalable, telepresence-quality solutions that can address  both desktop and room system requirements,” said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo.  “By leveraging our patented solution, KDDI is able to provide their customers with a communications service that is on the leading edge of video conferencing with bandwidth guaranteed circuits and best-effort network.  KDDI’s service is further evidence of the growing worldwide interest and support we’re seeing  today from service providers for our SVC-based video communication solutions.”

Vidyo’s unique architecture is the first in a new generation of software solutions that leverages the H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) video compression standard enabling a video stream to be broken into multiple resolutions, quality levels and bit rates. Utilizing this capability and Vidyo´s intellectual property, VidyoTechnology™ eliminates the Multipoint Control Unit (MCU), and offers unprecedented error resiliency enabling 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’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 technology is licensed by HP, Hitachi, Teliris, ShoreTel and others.

KDDI, a comprehensive communications company offering both fixed-line and mobile communications services, is a leading company during changing times. For individual customers, KDDI offers its mobile communications (au mobile phone) and fixed-line communications (broadband Internet/telephone) services under the brand name “au”, helping to realize FMBC (Fixed Mobile and Broadcasting Convergence). For business clients, KDDI provides all services in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) realm, from FMC (Fixed Mobile Convergence) networks to data centers, applications, and security strategies, to help clients strengthen their businesses. KDDI strives to achieve  a top ranking in customer satisfaction in every service area and, in order to achieve sustainable growth, KDDI works continuously to enhance its business base to creative new value that is unique to KDDI.

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 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 or follow Vidyo on Twitter@Vidyo.

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