The Vidyo Infrastructure

Reliable performance and global scalability, powered by supremely capable infrastructure components

At the heart of every Vidyo™ deployment is an infrastructure that delivers video routing, management tools, interoperability options and solutions for recording and webcasting. By freeing video collaboration from bottlenecks and a dependency on high-cost hardware and network connections, the Vidyo infrastructure pairs unmatched performance with the flexibility to support multiple deployment models and virtually unlimited scalability.

Routing

VidyoRouter

The Brains and Brawn that Power Every Vidyo Deployment

Instead of transcoding at a centralized bottleneck (i.e., the MCU), the VidyoRouter™ directs an optimized video stream to each conference participant. This remarkably effective and efficient architecture, patented by Vidyo, conserves bandwidth and ensures an optimal experience for everyone. For even more capacity, simply add physical or virtual VidyoRouters anywhere in the network.

Key Features

  • Native rate and resolution matching up to 1440p/60 per endpoint
  • Up to 100 concurrent HD connections per physical or virtual appliance
  • Sustains HD conferences over links with variable bandwidth and up to 20% packet loss
  • No pre-set limit to the number of participants in a conference
  • Dynamic adaption optimizes quality and bandwidth efficiency for each participant in conference

Benefits

  • Grow capacity on-demand to support thousands of concurrent connections
  • Supports conferences with participants from conference rooms, computers, and mobile devices
  • Transcode-free technology virtually eliminates latency

VidyoRouter Virtual Edition

VidyoRouter on VMware ESXi

VidyoRouter Virtual Edition (VE) delivers the same features and capacity as the physical VidyoRouter appliance, running on VMware® ESXi™ to provide the deployment flexibility that only virtualized infrastructures can deliver. Available in two capacities — either 25 or 100 concurrent HD connections — VidyoRouter VE lets you distribute capacity, localize traffic, and share VidyoLine connections with any other physical and virtual VidyoRouter in your network.

Key Features

  • Same great quality, performance, and scalability as VidyoRouter
  • 12X more resource-efficient than the typical soft or virtualized MCU
  • Supports all SD and HD resolutions up to 1440p/60
  • Available in two capacities, VidyoRouter VE 100 and VidyoRouter VE 25
  • Performance and capacity verified by VMware

Benefits

  • Deploy anywhere: in your datacenter, a colocation facility, or in the cloud
  • Mix-and-match physical and virtual appliances for ultimate deployment flexibility
  • Spin up new VidyoRouter VE instances to immediately add capacity

VidyoLine

Your Vidyo Connection

A VidyoLine™ is a licensed connection for participants joining the conference with a Vidyo app, such asVidyoDesktop™, VidyoMobile™, and VidyoSlate™. There’s no need to pay for excess capacity: simply add VidyoLine licenses as your deployment grows.

 

Key Features

  • A unified pool of VidyoLine licenses supports your entire Vidyo deployment
  • Share VidyoLine licenses across any number of VidyoRouters
  • All VidyoRoom™ and VidyoPanorama™ systems come with a dedicated VidyoLine
  • No limits to resolution: a VidyoLine license is good for any mode supported by any Vidyo app

Benefits

  • No recurring per-user or per-account fees
  • Substantially less expensive and far more flexible than physical or virtual MCU ports
  • Follow-the-sun: share licenses across multiple time zones to maximize utilization
  • Event licenses affordably expand capacity for high-demand events like conferences and all-hands meetings

Management

VidyoPortal

Easy Management on All Levels

VidyoPortal™ works with VidyoRouter™ to provide enterprise-class management tools that are accessible through an intuitive, browser-based interface. Administrators appreciate its flexibility and control options, while end users find it easy to manage their own virtual conference space. With capacity to support tens of thousands of individual users and an option to provision up to 1,000 private-label tenants, VidyoPortal can handle any Vidyo deployment.

Key Features

  • Create user accounts, groups, tenants, and bandwidth policies
  • Define multiple levels of access, from end users to super administrators
  • Enhance security with support for AES encryption
  • Supports hot standby setup for improved resiliency
  • Centralized management of Vidyo components

Benefits

  • Self-service: users can host, join, and moderate conferences without IT support
  • Integration with Active Directory makes it easy to set up user accounts
  • Distribute software, moderate conferences, and create new reservation-less meeting rooms from a single console
  • Manage capacity licensing and endpoint software upgrades

VidyoDashboard

Detailed Insights, At-a-Glance

VidyoDashboard™ provides visualization and analysis tools to monitor the health, utilization, and usage trends of your Vidyo deployment. Running as a virtual machine on VMware® EXSi™ Server 5.0 or higher, VidyoDashboard serves as a data collector for multiple Vidyo components, including VidyoRouter, VidyoPortal, and VidyoGateway™. Robust filtering mechanisms give you detailed insight into conferencing activity, even in multi-tenant environments, and an export to XLS feature allows for offline data archiving and analysis. VidyoDashboard is available as a no-cost download for all Vidyo users with an active service agreement.

Key Features

  • Monitors server utilization for key Vidyo components, including VidyoRouter, VidyoReplay, and VidyoGateway
  • Tracks client software downloads and VidyoLine™ license consumption
  • Filters data by time, component type, and individual component
  • Generates system-wide and per-tenant charts and reports
  • Deployable as a virtual appliance anywhere on the network

Benefits

  • Explore adoption rates and utilization patterns
  • Track deployment and usage trends and plan for growth
  • Verify the effectiveness of initiatives that promote conferencing adoption
  • Visualize conferencing data to document the value of your Vidyo deployment

Interoperability

VidyoGateway

Flexible and affordable interoperability

VidyoGateway™ extends the Vidyo infrastructure to support third-party video and audio endpoints. For H.323 and SIP-based systems, VidyoGateway delivers participant video at resolutions up to 1080p30, plus user-friendly features like far-end camera control, content sharing, and interactive voice response. With support for clustering and high-availability, VidyoGateway delivers affordable interoperability that is easy to deploy, manage, and scale.

Key Features

  • Integrates H.323 and SIP-based endpoints with Vidyo
  • Supports resolutions up to 1080p30
  • Supports clustering, load balancing, and failover to enhance capacity and resiliency
  • Available as a physical or virtual server appliance

Benefits

  • Conference with third-party room systems inside and outside your organization
  • Extend the life of your existing conference room equipment
  • Interoperate with third-party conferencing endpoints
  • Make video streams from H.264/AVC more resilient to packet loss

VidyoWay

Simple, Free and Borderless Video Conferences

VidyoWay™ is a free interconnectivity service for business-to-business video collaboration.With just a few clicks, you and your contacts can meet from existing conference rooms that are powered by practically any vendor, including Vidyo, Polycom, Cisco, and LifeSize, while mobile participants can join from a smartphone, tablet, or simply dial in from any phone.

Key Features

  • Host meetings in your personal conference room on VidyoWay
  • Conference with up to 25 participants
  • Absolutely free: no per-minute or per-user fees
  • Works with H.323 and SIP-based systems, Vidyo solutions, and mobile devices with the VidyoWay app

Benefits

  • Enjoy multipoint conferencing, even if you don’t have your own MCU
  • Save hundreds of dollars compared to for-profit video bridging services
  • No invoices, credit card numbers, or costly surprises

VidyoVoice

Local Numbers for Audio-Only Participation

For times when it’s just not practical to participate on-camera, the VidyoVoice™ service provides local access numbers for voice-only participation from any wired, wireless, or IP telephone.

Key Features

  • Base package supports up to 10 voice-only participants per conference
  • Your choice of a toll-free US number or a local number from over 50 countries
  • Customizable auto-attendant greeting
  • No equipment to purchase or maintain
  • Add capacity to the base VidyoVoice package as-needed

Benefits

  • Dial in to any conference from any phone
  • Participate from locations without network connections
  • Listen and speak from your mobile phone using minutes rather than data
  • Extend conference access to participants who can only join by voice

VidyoH2O™ for Google+ Hangouts

Extend Hangouts to H.323 and SIP Systems

It’s now simple to invite people to join your Hangout from any H.323 or SIP-capable video conferencing system, or dial in from any phone with PBX integration. There’s no equipment to buy and no per-minute charges; your subscription delivers unlimited conferencing interoperability for a flat fee.

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Key Features

  • Connect Google+ Hangouts with H.323 and SIP-based endpoints from Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, and others
  • Supports voice-only participation with IP PBX integration
  • Customizable Interactive Voice Response (IVR) features guide and simplify connection tasks

Benefits

  • Simplify administration, configuration and maintenance with web-based interface
  • IP address filtering modes for access control
  • Leverage built-in security management: SSL certificates, private key management, NAT and firewall traversal, and HTTPS

Record / Stream

VidyoReplay

1-Click Recording and Streaming

VidyoReplay™ is a versatile appliance that makes it easy to record and webcast meetings with one-click simplicity. Viewers can watch a conference on their computer or mobile device, in real-time or at any time after the conference. With VidyoReplay, large audiences benefit from high-quality participant video and shared content, whether they are viewing a webcast or browsing a library of recordings.

Key Features

  • Record any conference, capturing shared content plus video and audio from multiple participants
  • Stream recordings to computers and mobile devices
  • Webcast in real-time to hundreds of viewers
  • Download recordings in .mp4 format to edit with standard tools

Benefits

  • Make conferences accessible to those who don’t attend
  • Build a video library for training, reference, and archival purposes
  • Users can create and manage their own recording libraries
  • Integrate with enterprise-class content management and distribution solutions