Vidyo Featured in Demonstrations of HD Video Conferencing via LTE at Mobile World Congress

Feb 14, 2011

VidyoConferencing Demonstrated on Android Tablets, iPads, iPhones, and New Google Nexus S at ShowStoppers Event

BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS- February 14, 2011 – As another example of the unmatched ability of the Vidyo™ platform to optimize rapidly changing bandwidth, the company will be featured in three demonstrations of HD video conferencing over wireless networks, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, from February 14- 17, 2011. Vidyo will be featured by:

  • Alcatel-Lucent and Verizon Wireless in a live 4G multi-continent gaming and live video conferencing demonstration between Barcelona and a moving 4G LTE-enabled vehicle in the United States.
  • Alcatel-Lucent in a demonstration of high-quality video conferencing via TD-LTE, between passengers driving in a brand new Audi A8 automobile wired for broadband with LTE, cruising the neighborhood around the Arts Hotel in Barcelona, and people at the LTE TDD/FDD International Summit inside the hotel.
  • Intel in a demonstration featuring a multiparty HD Vidyo™ conference using WiMAX and LTE, connecting three Intel-based tablets running Windows® 7 positioned at different booths located within the MWC Exhibit Hall, and a PC desktop participant at a remote location, connected via the Internet.

To experience Vidyo in a live multi-player, multi-continent gaming and multi-party audio/video conferencing, visit the Verizon Wireless booth (Hall 8, Stall 8C55) and/or the Alcatel-Lucent booth (Hall 6, Stall 6C23).  MWC attendees are also invited to view the WiMAX and LTE demonstration at Intel’s Booth (Stall 8B192 in Hall 8).

“These demonstrations illustrate the unique properties of Vidyo’s groundbreaking technology platform that delivers exceptional fidelity over general purpose networks, even over wireless networks where available bandwidth constantly changes,” said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo. “Our software-based solution leverages off-the-shelf devices that users already own and use with their residential and wireless broadband connections. This amazing versatility allows people, who are becoming increasingly more mobile, to connect with colleagues and customers via high-quality, natural video communication, at price-points that were never before available.  Vidyo enables people to be more productive and visually collaborate from wherever they are – be it their office, hotel room, airport or Internet café.”

“Vidyo’s technology in tandem with Intel’s processor platform makes it possible for our tablet and smart phone users to achieve high-quality multipoint video conferencing,” said Tim Sweeney, Director, 4G Applications Lab, Intel. “Wireless connections are notoriously unstable, but Vidyo’s technology was developed to compensate for dropped packets of audio and video information on non-QoS networks and the results are exceptional.”

Vidyo also demonstrated its multipoint video communication and collaboration platform at the MWC ShowStoppers event last night, connecting mobile devices including an Apple iPad®, Apple iPhone® 4, Samsung Galaxy Tab™ and the new Google Nexus S with laptops, desktops, and enterprise room systems — presenting its support of Long Term Evolution (LTE), 3G and 4G broadband networks and smartphones.

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 is available today in a pilot mobile service from Elisa Corporation on the Samsung Galaxy Tablet; these services will be broadly available to consumers around the world in 2011. Vidyo technology is licensed by HP, Google, Hitachi, Ricoh, Fuze Box, Teliris, and others.

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 or 60 frames per second. Software Development Kits (SDKs) are available today for mobile devices running Android™ and iOS operating systems.

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, on the Vidyo Blog or follow @Vidyo on Twitter

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The VIDYO logo is a registered trademark of Vidyo, Inc., VIDYO and the trademarks of the VIDYO 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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