Appliance Supports Up To 50 Conference Participants for Less than the Price of Two Video Room Systems
Hackensack, NJ (October 1, 2009) – Vidyo®, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today introduced the first affordable HD video conferencing system that enables small and medium size businesses (SMBs) to communicate quickly and naturally in HD quality, through desktop and room system video communications. As the demand increases for companies of all sizes to implement “telework” strategies to reduce travel time and expense and facilitate more collaborative solutions, VidyoOne™ offers SMBs the first affordable HD multi–party video conferencing alternative.
“Everyone needs video conferencing, but traditionally it was too expensive or too low quality,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO of Vidyo. “Our existing software bundles changed the pricing landscape for large deployments, and now we are extending the same quality and cost advantage to SMBs with the VidyoOne appliance.”
VidyoConferencing™ is the first conferencing solution that enables endpoints to interoperate seamlessly between HD room systems, PCs and laptops within the same video conference using the Internet instead of dedicated networks. VidyoDesktop™ clients allow people to join a conference from their home office or from their laptop, wherever they are. VidyoConferencing has been uniquely designed for use over converged IP networks, yet it achieves a level of video quality unequaled by video conferencing solutions that require dedicated bandwidth for peak performance.
“The teleworking experience becomes more powerful when remote workers can have high quality face–to–face meetings with other teleworkers and colleagues at the office,” said Roopam Jain, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “The VidyoOne delivers a new level of affordability for business quality video conferencing, and makes it possible for small organizations to implement desktop and room system video conferencing using any IP network, especially home networks over the Internet.”
VidyoOne: Investment protection and affordability today
The VidyoOne package includes all of the Vidyo components needed to deploy VidyoConferencing in a small to medium size organization, all contained within a single, compact 1U appliance. This includes a VidyoRouter™, VidyoPortal™, VidyoDesktop downloads and multipoint conferencing ports. The VidyoOne appliance may currently be purchased with five ports and 25 user seats for $7,000, or with 10 ports and 50 user seats for $14,000. The price includes server hardware and perpetual software licenses. VidyoOne includes an investment protection plan that offers to customers requiring additional capacity the option to return their VidyoOne package within one year of the date purchased for full credit toward the purchase of an expandable VidyoConferencing system.
VidyoOne offers superior performance, is affordable, easy to implement and is the only video conferencing solution available today that doesn´t require a gateway, gatekeeper or MCU.
About Vidyo, Inc
Vidyo, Inc. is making personal telepresence a reality. Personal telepresence enables anyone, anywhere and at any time to communicate in multi–party video conferences using a personal computer, with HD quality over converged IP networks. Leveraging its patented technologies built on the new H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) standard, Vidyo delivers the industry´s best error resilience and lowest latency video conferencing over the Internet and general–purpose networks. Vidyo´s technology for OEMs and end–to–end product solutions for enterprises support point–to–point and multi–point connections that include a variety of different platforms ranging from Mac & Windows desktops to dedicated room solutions. Vidyo has achieved international recognition, and industry accolades including a DemoGod award, Best of Interop, and Frost & Sullivan´s 2009 Conferencing and Collaboration Product of the Year for its ground–breaking technology. Based in Hackensack, New Jersey and founded in 2005, Vidyo is backed by top tier venture capital investors, including Menlo Ventures, Sevin Rosen Funds, Rho Ventures, and Star Ventures. Learn more at www.vidyo.com.
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