Vidyo, Inc. today announced that Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading ICT provider, has launched a new cloud-based video communications and collaboration service based on the VidyoWorks™ platform. The service, called Vidia, is ideal for small and medium enterprises, but larger companies and consumer customers will also benefit from its many innovative features. Built on Vidyo’s award-winning platform, Vidia enables Swisscom business customers to participate in multi-party video calls and is able to deliver affordable, high-quality, multipoint HD video conferencing systems over smartphones, tablets and desktops.
The highly scalable and flexible VidyoWorks platform and APIs were chosen by Swisscom after a long evaluation process that included key requirements such as robustness and telco-grade scalability, API richness and cutting-edge underlying technologies.
“The integration of Vidyo has enabled us to offer our business clients the ability to place HD video conferencing calls,” said Erich Gebhardt, Head of Transversal Products, Swisscom Ltd. “In Switzerland, customers expect a high level of quality and reliability; those features, along with the scalability and flexibility that was needed to really differentiate this service, were made possible through the power of Vidyo APIs and VidyoWorks.”
“The Swisscom deployment is a stunning example of what can be achieved as consumer and business users converge on the same platform, and we are excited to be a part of this,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of Vidyo. “The VidyoWorks platform has raised the bar for cloud-based video conferencing, providing quality, scale and affordability, as well as the ease-of-use expected by today’s consumer.”
The VidyoWorks platform and APIs allow developers across a wide variety of markets and applications to attain a level of HD video conferencing scalability and geographical distribution that has never before been achieved affordably and with such high quality. The VidyoWorks platform allows customers and partners to achieve their visual communications goals of telco-grade scalability, exceptional quality and affordability. Vidyo partners are leveraging VidyoWorks to visually connect people and locations into their workflow and business processes to address new applications and business requirements.
Vidia is based on Vidyo APIs, and its new user interface was designed by Swisscom. The video conferencing service runs on the Swisscom Cloud and with Vidia, users can access virtual meeting rooms from any PC, Mac or mobile device (iOS or Android) and allows non-registered guests to join the conference.
Swisscom Ltd. is Switzerland’s leading ICT provider, with its headquarters in Ittigen, near the capital city, Berne. With over 20,000 employees, it generated turnover of CHF 11.43 billion in 2013. Swisscom is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe.