Vidyo Delivers First Intel Core i7 Personal Telepresence Room System with Support for Dual 1080p Screens for Under $7000

Jan 25, 2010

VidyoRoom HD-220 Video Conferencing Room System Delivers Natural Engaging Interaction

HACKENSACK, NJ (January 25, 2010) – Vidyo® Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced the availability of the VidyoRoom™ HD-220, the first telepresence room system based upon the Intel Core i7 processing platform and available for $6,995. The VidyoRoom HD-220 delivers support for two 1080p video streams at 30 frames per second for dual monitor support, and the patented VidyoRouter™ software architecture leverages off-the-shelf processing platforms enabling it to advance the price to performance profile of its video conferencing solutions at the same pace as the PC world.

“Vidyo has built its entire product line upon the Intel Architecture processors so they are able to take advantage of our faster, intelligent multi-core technology to deliver outstanding video conferencing performance to their customers,” said Elliot Garbus, vice president Intel Software and Services Group, and general manager of Intel´s Visual Computing Software Division. “Vidyo demonstrates how building on Intel Architecture processors translates rapidly into improved performance as Intel releases new processors.”

Beyond the rapid time to market and cost advantages of using standard Intel x86 hardware, Vidyo’s software-based approach provides unrivaled investment protection for its customers. Significant new features, which would require hardware replacement in proprietary DSP-based systems, can be added to Vidyo’s architecture via simple software upgrades. Like the VidyoRoom HD-50 and HD-100, the HD-220 can decode aggregated resolution of 1080p, and to add 1080p encode capability to the VidyoRoom HD-220 requires only a simple, free software upgrade.

“Vidyo is the only company providing a software-based personal telepresence solution that extends from room systems to desktops including laptops, Net books, and soon smart phones over standard broadband Internet or 3G or 4G networks, with no proprietary hardware,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO of Vidyo. “Vidyo’s patented architecture eliminates the multipoint conferencing unit (“MCU”) from the core of the system delivering on the promise of natural face-to-face communications. The HD-220, like our entire product line, delivers personal telepresence consistently over the Internet with less than half the end-to-end latency of MCU-based solutions to maximize real-time collaborative experiences.”

Powered by H.264 SVC technology, the recently patented VidyoRouter architecture makes the VidyoRoom HD-220 the only room system on the market today that can deliver consistent telepresence experiences, with out-of-the-box dual screen 720p support at 60 frames per second over best efforts IP networks, including the Internet. High quality networks and managed services represent two-thirds of the total cost of competitive telepresence solutions. Vidyo’s unique ability to deliver superior quality over commoditized networks without any managed services represents a significant cost savings for Vidyo’s customers.

“We believe Vidyo’s approach to videoconferencing could significantly alter the economics of the industry,” said Rohit Chopra, Communications Analyst at Wedbush Securities. “Furthermore, we think Vidyo has lower total cost of ownership as the technology does not require dedicated networks and bandwidth, thus allowing customers to build videoconferencing capabilities on top of their existing infrastructure.

The VidyoRoom HD-220: Unprecedented Quality and Performance for All Budgets

  • As low as 140ms latency while in rate matched/continuous presence conference call
  • Supports two 720p at 60 FPS/1080p at 30 FPS video decodes
  • Participant layout is customizable independent of any other participant on the call
  • Telepresence grade video over the public Internet
  • Seamlessly interacts with other VidyoRoom and VidyoDesktop™ clients, allowing conference participants to experience personal telepresence from their home, office or on the road, over converged IP networks
  • Offers intuitive GUI consistent with the VidyoDesktop client
  • Flexible data sharing is ideal for distributed work group collaboration
  • Includes free software upgrade to 1080p encode (1Q10)

About Vidyo, Inc.

Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence, enabling natural, multi-point videoconferences on desktop computers and room systems. Vidyo’s patented VidyoRouter architecture delivers the only available H.264/SVC solution that eliminates an MCU while providing the industry’s best error resilience and lowest latency videoconferencing solution over the Internet and wireless networks. VidyoTechnology™ is used by Hitachi, Teliris, ShoreTel and other major organizations and enterprises. Vidyo is privately held and has raised $45M from Menlo Ventures, Sevin-Rosen, Rho Ventures and Star Ventures. Learn more at Follow Vidyo onTwitter@VidyoConf.

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