APIs Available Now; Product Anticipated in Early 2011
Hackensack, NJ – November 1, 2010 – Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that it will support the latest version of Adobe’s enterprise Web conferencing solution, Adobe® Connect™ 8, with a “personal telepresence” plug-in that is being developed by Vidyo using Adobe Connect 8 Collaboration Builder SDK. The plug-in will allow users to launch a telepresence-quality Vidyo™ conference within an Adobe Connect session to interact and collaborate with multiple parties. The plug-in will integrate Vidyo and Adobe Connect using Vidyo APIs, and is the result of an ongoing collaboration to offer market leading solutions to Adobe users. This announcement follows a highly successful and well-received demonstration of the integrated solution during the annual 2010 EDUCAUSE Conference two weeks ago.
“Adobe Connect 8 offers powerful new capabilities including a simpler and more intuitive user interface for improved usability, enhanced audio/video integration for richer participant experiences, a new optional desktop client for improved access, and a software development kit (SDK) for even greater solution extensibility,” said Guillaume Privat, director of product management, Adobe Connect. “Adobe Connect 8 makes video and collaboration experiences more engaging than ever before and with this new plug-in from Vidyo, users in education, government and other markets will be able to seamlessly participate in telepresence-quality Vidyo conferences. We look forward to our continued work with Vidyo.”
“Vidyo is committed to providing the highest level of video communication products for education and government” said Amnon Gavish, SVP of vertical solutions at Vidyo. “The Adobe Connect 8 API allows us to deliver even tighter and more natural integration between our products and, combined with Adobe Connect, delivers a ‘best of breed’ collaboration tool for both Adobe and Vidyo users, as the need for high quality, easy-to-use virtual learning and collaboration products continues to grow.”
Adobe Connect is an enterprise web conferencing solution for online meetings, eLearning and webinars used by leading corporations and government agencies. Based on Adobe Flash® technology, it enables you to provide rich interactions, while always ensuring easy meeting entry. Adobe Connect for Web Meetings enables enterprises to significantly improve collaboration within their organizations; Adobe Connect for eLearning provides novices and experts alike with the capabilities needed to easily create and deliver compelling self-paced online courses, conduct highly interactive virtual classes, and efficiently manage training programs; Adobe Connect for Webinars enables organizations to increase attendance, boost response rates, and generate more interest through rich and engaging, highly interactive and impactful webinars.
Support for Educators and Government Agencies
Adobe Connect is the cornerstone of Adobe’s eLearning and collaboration solutions, enabling educators to teach, learn, and collaborate with their students in “virtual classrooms” — anywhere at any time. Adobe Connect is a leading collaboration tool among Government users. Government agencies at all levels are being called upon to keep constituents within the government and beyond educated on rapidly-shifting policy and procedures. Adobe Connect solutions are today enabling agencies to achieve new levels efficiency and service.
The integration of Adobe’s “instant access” intuitive software with Vidyo’s “telepresence quality” multiparty video communications application takes the online education experience to a never-before achieved level. The result is a comprehensive online learning and collaboration solution that is unequalled in either education or government markets.
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, 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. Learn more at vidyo.com or follow @Vidyo on Twitter.
Mari Mineta Clapp