LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – April 29, 2010) – Interop, Las Vegas – Vidyo®, Inc., the first to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that its VidyoDesktop™ Executive, has been recognized by InformationWeek Analytics, the leading service for peer-based IT research and analysis, and Interop, the leading global business technology event series, as the Collaboration award winner for the 2010 Best of Interop Awards. The Best of Interop Award ceremony was held Wednesday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during this year’s Interop Las Vegas. The finalists for the 2010 Best of Interop Awards were hand-selected by award-winning editors and analysts from InformationWeek Analytics. There were over 100 candidates for Best of Interop consideration in nine different categories.

“We are honored to be the recipient of a Best of Interop award for the second time,” said Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo CEO and co-founder. “Two years ago we received the Best of Interop ‘Best Start-Up’ award for a technology promise to shake-up the videoconferencing market with a novel architecture. This year we received the Best of Interop award in Collaboration for delivering on this promise. The VidyoDesktop Executive (as well as the rest of the VidyoConferencing™ product line) strongly supports our assertion that our new architecture is causing a demonstrable shift in the videoconferencing market. The VidyoDesktop Executive is simply our software client running on a general purpose All-in-One computer, delivering superior functionality versus proprietary hardware devices that are ten times the cost! We hold this critical recognition of our achievement as a beacon, leading the way to the future of video communications — high quality, affordable and accessible to everyone. VidyoConferencing is an affordable software solution that runs on the Internet instead of expensive propriety devices and dedicated networks.”

“The Best of Interop Awards highlight the outstanding IT vendors of the industry and this year’s Best of Interop is particularly exciting because of the strong competition we saw in each category,” said Art Wittmann, Managing Director of InformationWeek Analytics. “The selected winners represent innovation in the marketplace and deserve recognition for helping build the energy and growth of today’s IT Industry.”

VidyoDesktop Executive

Complementing Vidyo’s full line of HD room systems, the VidyoDesktop runs on Mac and Windows-based laptop and desktop endpoints. With its customized VidyoDesktop configuration, the VidyoDesktop Executive leverages existing designs offered by a new breed of “all-in-one” computers. It can be a dedicated VidyoConferencing device, or serve as a multi-purpose executive desktop conferencing endpoint that is also a productive personal computer. Now, with a single device, executives can both maintain a high level of productivity on their PCs and have personal telepresence at their finger tips with the most intuitive and easy-to-use interface available today.

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. (Click here to see a comparative demonstration of Vidyo´s consistent quality).

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. Learn more at Follow Vidyo on Twitter@VidyoConf.


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About Vidyo, Inc.

Vidyo is the leader in integrated video collaboration for businesses that require the highest quality, real-time video communications available to directly embed into their business processes. Millions of users around the world visually connect every day with Vidyo’s secure, scalable technology and cloud-based services. Vidyo has been awarded over 170 patents worldwide and is recognized by industry analysts for its cloud platform and APIs. Thousands of enterprises, service providers, and technology partners leverage Vidyo’s technology to create innovative HD quality video-enabled applications. Learn more at, on the blog, or follow Vidyo on Twitter @vidyo and on Facebook.


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