Vidyo, Alcatel-Lucent and ng Connect members featured in Connected Service Vehicle, Striker and TeleConsult service concepts, demonstrating power of videoconferencing
LAS VEGAS (CES 2012) — January 10, 2012 – Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, is teaming with Alcatel-Lucent and other ng Connect member companies to give 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) attendees a glimpse into videoconferencing- and broadband-enabled service concepts in the transportation, public safety and healthcare industries.
At the Alcatel-Lucent Booth #31412 South Upper Hall at CES, the following service concepts incorporating Vidyo® technology will be demonstrated:
- Connected Service Vehicle. Taking place inside a fully customized vehicle, broadband technologies, mobile devices, applications and Vidyo HD videoconferencing technology come together to create this concept. The Connected Service Vehicle showcases how the cloud can streamline and reduce costs associated with remote mobile services. Capabilities include collection of traffic information, video logging and download, location-based services, Wi-Fi hotspot links and real-time, low-latency videoconferencing for applications such as enhancing the efficiency of fleet vehicles; increasing the speed, accuracy and security of first-responder services; reducing costs and time for service-provider installations and maintenance; and enriching the experience of community events and activities with broadband connectivity, videoconferencing-based services and advertising opportunities.
- Striker. Aimed at the public safety industry, the Striker concept illustrates practical real-life applications and tangible innovations to improve situational awareness of public safety officials to increase the safety of the public. Equipped with devices including radios, notebooks and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Striker presents a next-generation platform in a mobile environment, with a fully self-contained Band 14 public safety LTE 4G system, built-in Enhanced Packet Core (EPC) and mobile HD videoconferencing capabilities.
- TeleConsult. A healthcare service concept, TeleConsult is designed to make it easier for people to manage their health conditions where and when they want, without waiting in a medical specialist’s office, through high-quality videoconferencing. TeleConsult shows how a connected telemedicine platform – with wireless connectivity, cloud services, immersive telepresence with integrated voice and text communications, Bluetooth sensors (to provide accurate, instant readings of biometric information) and a medical gateway – can speed diagnoses, promote successful self-care programs, and save time and resources for both patients and medical professionals.
“Vidyo’s natural, high-quality videoconferencing technology is the ideal solution to improve a wide range of applications,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of Vidyo. “These demonstrations highlight the ease with which Vidyo technology can integrate with a full range of end points, broadband technologies, and other hardware and software systems, so that live, immersive videoconferencing can become a useful part of everyday life and work.”
“Vidyo is an ideal fit for the ng Connect Program, where we show how high-bandwidth networks can transform specific industries to spur excitement about future possibilities,” said Jason Collins, Vice President of Emerging Technology and Innovation at Alcatel-Lucent. “The integration of live videoconferencing, by leveraging Vidyo’s ability to deliver a high quality, flexible video conferencing solution over a range of devices, helps the service concepts achieve an even greater impact and a more compelling value proposition.”
The Vidyo Difference
The Vidyo communication and collaboration platform is software-based, highly flexible and can be easily customized for individual enterprise and vertical market video conferencing needs. The patented VidyoRouter™ architecture introduces Adaptive Video Layering™ technology, which dynamically optimizes the video for each endpoint leveraging H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC)-based compression technology and Vidyo’s IP. Adaptive Video Layering technology eliminates the MCU and offers unprecedented error resiliency and low-latency rate matching, thus enabling natural, affordable, high-quality video to work over the Internet, LTE, 3G and 4G networks. The Vidyo platform allows users to quickly leverage the latest hardware innovations and new consumer devices, making it uniquely attractive to partners. Vidyo has been active driving H.264 SVC and SIP videoconferencing interoperability in various standards bodies since 2005.
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point videoconferences on tablets and smartphones, PCs and Macs, room systems, gateways that interoperate with H.323 and SIP endpoints, telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based broadcast solutions. Learn more at vidyo.com, on the Blog or follow us on Google+ and @vidyo on Twitter.
About The ng Connect Program
The ng Connect Program is dedicated to the creation of the new generation connected user experience. With its dynamic multi-industry membership, and in cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent’s Gravity Center and Global Customer Innovation Program, the organization drives relevance and new business models through orchestrated innovation. Founded by Alcatel-Lucent, ng Connect is comprised of more than 125 Contributing and Associate member companies including leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers. For a full list of members please visit: http://www.ngconnect.org/members/index.htm (link expired) and for more information on the ng Connect Program, visit: www.ngconnect.org. Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ngConnect.
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