Vidyo Introduces HD Multipoint Videoconferencing for LTE, 3G and 4G Networks and Smartphones – Joins ng Connect Program

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, Mar 24, 2010 - CTIA Wireless, Las Vegas – March 24, 2010 — Vidyo®, Inc., today announced VidyoTechnology support for Long Term Evolution (LTE), 3G and 4G broadband networks and smartphones. VidyoTechnology was publicly demonstrated during a keynote presentation at CES in January; part of the first TV-quality multiparty videoconference delivered via a smartphone prototype (Click here to view a video of the demo or read the press release). Vidyo is also participating in demonstrations of its patented next generation architecture delivering HD multipoint videoconferencing over LTE, 3G and 4G networks to carriers and wireless providers.  As part of the company’s commitment to support LTE, Vidyo also announced its participation in the ng Connect Program, a multi-industry initiative which will drive the development of next generation broadband services based on LTE and other ultra high bandwidth technologies.

“Vidyo is successfully delivering  its revolutionary video conferencing platform over desktops, laptops, netbooks and HD room systems via the Internet or any general IP network,” said Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo’s co-founder and CEO.  “Now we’re taking it one step further by extending our highly error resilient Vidyo architecture and offering the first TV-quality multipoint videoconferencing over LTE, 3G and 4G networks.  We believe HD multipoint video conferencing over wireless will see huge demand and are committed to driving the development of next generation broadband services through organizations like ng Connect.”

Vidyo´s Intellectual Property

Vidyo is the only company to deliver a purpose-built architecture leveraging H.264 SVC and eliminating a costly MCU as the basis for a video conferencing solution. H.264 SVC is a video compression standard that enables a video stream to be broken into multiple resolutions, quality levels and bit rates. Utilizing this capability and Vidyo´s intellectual property, the VidyoRouter architecture offers unprecedented error resiliency and low latency through eliminating the MCU. The VidyoRouter™ is the first video multipoint solution that can deliver rate matching and continuous presence capabilities without an additional video encode and decode. This unique capability allows for less than half of the end-to-end latency of MCU-based solutions.

“Video conferencing is fast becoming essential as the need for cost-effective, high quality communications services grow.  A growing awareness of the green benefits of video conferencing is driving interest and growth with more workers telecommuting and using  HD multipoint products like Vidyo,” stated Derek Kuhn, Vice President, Emerging Technology and Media, Alcatel-Lucent and founding member of the ng Connect Program. “As they become available, 4G/LTE networks will provide an ideal platform for next generation video services by providing the capacity and QoS needed to ensure a rich user experience. We welcome Vidyo to the ng Connect Program and look forward to collaborating with them.”

About The ng Connect Program

The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry organization committed to the development and rapid deployment of the next generation of broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies. Founded in 2009, the ng Connect Program is supported by leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers including 4DK, Alcatel-Lucent, Atlantic Records, BUZZMEDIA, chumby, Connect2Media, CoolSign, Creative Technology Ltd., Desktone, dimedis, EON Reality, FISHLABS, GameStreamer, Inc., Gemalto, HP, Intamac Systems Ltd., K12, Inc., Kabillion, Kyocera Communications Inc., LearningMate, LiveCast, MediaTile, Mobideo, Movial, NCR Corporation, Optical Crime Prevention, Inc., QNX, R360, RebelVox LLC., Samsung, SIGNEXX, Total Immersion, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., TuneWiki, V-Gate, Vidyo and Words & Numbers. For more information on the ng Connect Program, please visit: www.ngconnect.org.

About Vidyo, Inc.

Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, multi-point videoconferences on desktop computers and room systems.  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 solution over the Internet and wireless networks. Vidyo is privately held and has raised $45M from Menlo Ventures, Sevin-Rosen, Rho Ventures and Star Ventures.  Learn more at www.vidyo.com.  Follow Vidyo on Twitter@Vidyo.

 

About Vidyo, Inc.

Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point videoconferences on tablets, smart phones, PCs, Macs, room systems and telepresence installations that interoperate with legacy H.323 and SIP endpoints. Vidyo’s infrastructure makes it a leading provider of affordable cloud-based video conferencing technology. The VidyoWorks™ platform allows solution providers to integrate high quality visual communications into their applications, leveraging Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and Vidyo’s patented VidyoRouter™ technology. Learn more at www.vidyo.com, on the Blog or follow Vidyo on Twitter @vidyo and on Facebook.

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