Scaling the network for personal telepresence
Vidyo™ is relentlessly focused on HD video conferencing technology that is dynamic and scalable without sacrificing quality. We’ve seen how video enhances interactions across time zones and distances and its full value extends beyond the traditional performance/price model. While MCU-based room systems were the predominant deployment model of the past, these solutions are costly to scale, dependent upon expensive QoS networks, and require pre-scheduled reservations and coordination for successful meetings. Clearly a new dynamic and scalable video conferencing model is needed for the expected growth of video conferencing in today’s web-powered, mobile and on-demand world. Gartner estimates that by 2015, there will be 200,000,000 desktop endpoints – a 1000-fold increase in just 4 years – and this prediction doesn’t take into account tablet and smartphone form factors. Demand for modern desktop video conferencing means larger groups of users are aiming to collaborate across a variety of locations and leverage the Internet or 3G/4G wireless networks. There’s a growing need to manage bandwidth in a highly diverse and distributed environment, and Vidyo has the answer. VidyoRouter™ Cloud Edition scales to thousands of endpoints and optimizes WAN bandwidth utilization by localizing traffic with a distributed network of VidyoRouters, reducing the amount of traffic across the WAN. Each participant’s video is aggregated and transmitted efficiently instead of being duplicated unnecessarily. VidyoRouter Cloud Edition is a major advance in video conferencing infrastructure that delivers on all of these key success factors for scaling visual communications within organizations of any size.