Vidyo Selected by Leading European Distributor TLK to Enhance Video Conferencing Product Offering


, Feb 22, 2010 - Hackensack, NJ – February 22, 2010 – Vidyo®, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that TLK Distributions GmbH will distribute Vidyo’s line of “next generation” videoconferencing products to resellers servicing enterprise customers throughout Germany. Vidyo is the only videoconferencing company to provide a software-based solution that extends from room systems to desktops, including laptops and netbooks, over standard broadband Internet or 3G or 4G networks, with no proprietary hardware.

“Our company is very successful in deploying a wide spectrum of Juniper Networks equipment,” said Martin Twickler, Member of the Board of TLK. “We started to sell legacy video conferencing solutions in 2008, but partnering with Vidyo is going to allow us to accelerate as the solution is very welcome by our IT and Networking reselling partners. We believe that growth in video conferencing will be on the desktop and its ability to interoperate with room systems, and we aim to be a leading distributor of next generation video conferencing systems. Vidyo delivers features and flexibility beyond those of the traditional video conferencing systems already sold by TLK, and only Vidyo enables us to broaden our offering in delivering true personal telepresence — a full screen 30 FPS video conference on the Internet with no perceived latency. Vidyo supports businesses today where and how they work and their next generation architecture will support our customers into the next decade over the Internet or 3G or 4G networks.”

“Vidyo is pleased to partner with one of the largest and most respected distributors in Europe as they have decided to switch their focus from legacy MCU- based room systems to the low latency, HD multipoint natural communications for desktops and rooms as delivered by Vidyo,” said Eric Le Guiniec, Vidyo’s General Manager, EMEA. “Our relationship with TLK extends Vidyo’s reach into key markets throughout Germany and Europe where there is a strong demand for our groundbreaking solution.”

Vidyo’s unique architecture, built from the ground up, is the first in a new generation of software solutions that leverages the H.264/Scalable Video Coding (SVC) video compression standard. H.264/SVC enables a video stream to be broken into multiple resolutions, quality levels and bit rates. Utilizing this capability and Vidyo´s intellectual property, VidyoTechnology™ offers unprecedented error resiliency, eliminating the central component of legacy video conferencing—the Multipoint Control Unit (MCU)—and replacing it with a distributed architecture using an application layer router. Because Vidyo’s solution is based on software, it can easily be expanded, upgraded, and customized for customers’ individual Enterprise and vertical market video conferencing needs. Vidyo’s product line spans a full range of potential 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 60 frames per second. Vidyo solutions can be used by everyone in a company, whether from the office, home or while traveling, via general IP networks, including the Internet.

About TLK

TLK, one of the largest distributors in the fields of IP security, VoIP and network routing in Germany, is also the only networking security distributor in Germany that combines both product and service distribution as a complete offering. TLK offers a full range of networking security and VoIP services that include consulting, configuring, installing and supporting their hardware and software offerings. Technical services TLK provides include pre-sales product consultations, logistic and pre-configuration services, security audits, and remote or on-site integration support. TLK maintains a Network Operating Center in Muenster, Germany, offering service level agreements (SLAs) and unique IP vulnerability and exposure analysis services. TLK also maintains a training center that offers vendor-authorized seminars on its IP network and security solutions. For more information, call TLK at 0251-97410-0, email or visit

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 (click here to see a video) 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 Follow Vidyo on Twitter@VidyoConf.

Vidyo Contact:

Mari Mineta Clapp

(408) 398-6433