Vidyo Extends Multi-Party Telepresence to the Home over the Internet on General Purpose Consumer Devices

Jan 6, 2011

HD Video Conferencing Bridges Work-Home Gap in the U.S. and Internationally, Offering the Highest Quality Video over Less-than-Perfect Bandwidth

LAS VEGAS- CES- January 6, 2011 – Vidyo®, Inc., will demonstrate tonight, at CES Showstoppers, its HD multipoint video conferencing over the Internet, connecting consumer devices including laptops, an iPad, iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy Tab and the new Google Nexus S running “Gingerbread” with enterprise room systems, enabling users to visually connect with friends, families and business colleagues from home, the office or wherever life takes them. VidyoConferencing™ is an HD multi-point solution available today that extends work productivity tools into the home, leveraging popular consumer devices that users already own and use with their residential and wireless broadband connections, without requiring costly purpose-built devices or networks.

“Vidyo’s solution has been used for over two years to connect business colleagues and customers via HD video conferences over cable modems and DSL from homes, offices, airports and cafes,” said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo.  “Today Vidyo’s users are also connecting their PCs and Macs to TVs in their living rooms and kitchens to gather the family and interact with multiple friends and relatives around the world in an HD, highly reliable personal telepresence experience. We’re at the beginning of an exciting new era of joining smart phones and tablets with these desktop and room system-based experiences, and Vidyo’s unique architecture makes this possible today.  Vidyo’s solution on mobile devices is currently being piloted by a telecom carrier in Europe and we believe these services will be broadly available to consumers around the world in 2011.”

Vidyo’s patented architecture offers the highest quality video via less than perfect networks when connecting to remote areas, or internationally, into areas with limited bandwidth like India or China.

Vidyo’s unique VidyoRouter architecture is the first in a new generation of software solutions that leverages H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and eliminates the Multipoint Control Unit (MCU), enabling natural, high quality video to work over the Internet, 3G, 4G and WiFi networks at a fraction of the cost of MCU-based solutions. The company’s solution is software-based, and adapts easily to virtually any hardware platform and operating system. This combination of performance, flexibility and price has led partners, including telecom carriers, conferencing service providers and OEMs to deliver new service offerings that weren’t previously possible. Vidyo spans a full range of 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 1080p and 60 frames per second. Software Development Kits (SDKs) are available today for mobile devices running Android, iOS, and Meego operating systems.

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 and Vidyo is available today in a pilot mobile service from Elisa Corporation on the Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

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.
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