Vidyo Achieves Federal Government JITC Certification for its Groundbreaking Video Conferencing Platform

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, May 7, 2012 - First Software-Based, Telepresence-Quality Desktop Solution to Achieve JITC Approval

Hackensack, NJ – May 7, 2012Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that products from its Vidyo™ Conferencing suite have met the DoD Joint Interoperability Test Command’s (JITC) requirements, including related Defense Switch Network (DSN) and IPV6 interoperability requirements, to now appear on the DoD Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL). Vidyo is the first software-based, telepresence-quality (720p30) desktop video conferencing solution to be JITC certified.

As an approved provider of products to the Department of Defense, Vidyo offers government customers a highly differentiated, superb-quality video conferencing solution based on an entirely unique communication and collaboration platform.  This software-based, extremely flexible and easily customizable solution is designed around the company’s patented VidyoRouter™ architecture. Using Adaptive Video Layering™ and the H.264 SVC video compression standard to dynamically optimize the video for each endpoint, the VidyoRouter is the first video multipoint solution to deliver rate matching and continuous presence capabilities without requiring expensive conference bridges.

Vidyo’s groundbreaking technology delivers high quality conferencing in many form factors giving customers the choice of how to use the technology. Since Vidyo utilizes non-QoS enhanced networks, access to telepresence-quality conferences is possible to anyone with terrestrial, wireless, broadband, or Satcom network connectivity. Vidyo acknowledges the current investments of traditional VTC and Telepresence systems, and invested heavily to ensure compatibility with H.323/SIP based end points and infrastructure.

“Vidyo’s award-winning solution is perfectly suited to the needs of government customers, with special consideration for agencies that require high information assurance and interoperability, but need to be budget-conscious at the same time,” said Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo’s co-founder and CEO. “Vidyo’s products are currently used by the Federal government, and this JITC Certification enables us to further extend our reach to other departments and agencies looking to expand their collaboration beyond the conference room to the desktop, mobile, and tactical.  Vidyo provides a higher level of quality on everyday devices with massive scalability at a fraction of the cost of competitive solutions.”

Joel Brunson, President, Blackbox, Video Division said, “Vidyo has a very unique, high-quality solution that allows Federal agencies to provide high definition video conferencing to the desktop and mobile worker at unprecedented scale, interoperability with existing investments, all at a very attractive price. Achieving JITC certification, and everything that comes with it, should bolster Vidyo’s efforts in penetrating the Federal video space, allowing them to take market share from incumbent providers.”

Vidyo will be demonstrating several of its JITC-certified products this week at the AFCEA Technology Showcase (part of the DISA Mission Partner Conference), May 7-10, 2012 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.

The Vidyo Difference

The Vidyo communication and collaboration platform is software-based, highly flexible and can be easily customized for individual enterprise and vertical market video conferencing needs. Vidyo’s Adaptive Video Layering eliminates the MCU and offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency rate matching thus enabling natural, affordable, high-quality video to work over the Internet, LTE and 4G networks. The platform allows users to quickly leverage the latest hardware innovations and new consumer devices, making it uniquely attractive to partners. Vidyo has been active driving H.264 SVC and SIP videoconferencing interoperability in various standards bodies since 2005.

About Vidyo, Inc.

Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point video conferencing on tablets and smart phones, PCs and Macs, room systems, gateways that interoperate with H.323 and SIP endpoints, telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based broadcast solutions.  Request a free trial of Vidyo and learn more at www.vidyo.com, on the Blog or follow @vidyo on Twitter.

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Vidyo Contact: Kerry Ogata/kogata@vidyo.com /+1 (301) 717-4224