“VidyoCast” Revolutionizes Broadcast Contribution and Transmission

Amsterdam, IBC, September 10, 2010 – Vidyo, Inc. today announced VidyoCast™, a suite of broadcast products and services that unlock the potential for TV networks and stations to employ cloud-based solutions, expanding field operations and production capabilities with enhanced flexibility and substantial cost savings over other approaches. VidyoCast offers an array of software and hardware to achieve SD/HD quality video transport, remote contribution, ENG, sports production, net return, Master Control back up and disaster recovery. VidyoCast seamlessly integrates into existing broadcast infrastructure and workflows. VidyoCast solutions are being demonstrated at the IBC conference in Amsterdam, September 10 –14, stand 1.F15.

“The VidyoCast suite allows broadcasters to accomplish easily and inexpensively what until now has been difficult and costly, and includes innovations the industry has never before seen,” said Jim O’Brien, General Manager, VidyoCast.  “Now news and sports organizations, as well as game show and reality TV producers, can easily manage and control tens or even hundreds of contribution feeds from all over the world at the same time.”

“Because Vidyo can deliver HD video transmission at optimal data rates and the lowest possible latency, conversations between anchors-reporters-interviewees-contributors-panel members are smooth and exceptionally natural,” said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo.  “This, when combined with advanced IP network control and innovative software control architecture, creates a high-value platform that dramatically lowers costs for broadcasters while increasing functionality and quality.”

The VidyoCast Breakthrough

VidyoCast introduces first-to-market encoders and decoders based on groundbreaking H.264 SVC (Scalable Video Coding) VidyoTechnology. The system makes multi-party live on-air discussions easy to accomplish: a revolutionary breakthrough in everyday news/sports operations.

The VidyoCast suite is comprised of:

  • VidyoContribution Seamless integration with feeds desk/media operations to acquire, manage and control multiple ad-hoc contribution feeds from any desktop/laptop/bureau.
  • VidyoCentral An efficient multi-camera, multi-view and control solution to support remote productions and centralized operations.
  • VidyoEncoder/Decoder – World-class broadcast quality low latency encoding and decoding based on H.264 SVC. VidyoEncoder/Decoder adds network-aware adaptive optimization to squeeze video quality through a given IP connection. Available point-to-point or in conjunction with an Enterprise-wide multi-cast control system.
  • VidyoNetReturn – A compact, rugged solution to receive return feeds from the production center back to field operations (e.g. satellite truck).
  • VidyoTransmission – Professional broadcasting encoders and decoders with SD/HD-SDI or analog interfaces for backhauls and feed distribution to/from local affiliate stations. Includes point-to-multi-point capability for TV network and sub-network distribution (e.g. Zone control.) Optional encryption.
  • VidyoContinuity – An affordable backup solution for mission-critical satellite and fiber feeds.
  • VidyoMCR – Cloud-based Master Control Backup, and, Zone Control. Provides traffic interface, schedule execution and, typically, path redundancy for MCR backup. Local, remote or data center origination capability.

VidyoCast is available immediately.  Broadcasters interested in scheduling an appointment or learning more about VidyoCast, please contact Vidyo at info@vidyocast.com or +1 201 289 8597. Visit us at IBC Amsterdam, Stand #1.F15, September 10-14, 2010.

About Vidyo

Vidyo is a pioneer and innovator in H.264-SVC technology; an established, award-winning leader in the telepresence/videoconferencing market.  Vidyo is now revolutionizing the broadcast industry with VidyoCast, a suite of products and services that offers video contribution and transmission, based on the same patented H.264-SVC-based technology, at one-tenth the cost of satellite. Learn more at www.vidyocast.com. Follow Vidyo on Twitter@VidyoCast.


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Mari Mineta Clapp


(408) 398-6433

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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 www.vidyo.com, on the blog, or follow Vidyo on Twitter @vidyo and on Facebook.


The VIDYO logo is a registered trademark of Vidyo, Inc., VIDYO and the trademarks of the VIDYO family of products are trademarks of Vidyo, Inc. and the other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

Many of the products and features described herein remain in varying stages of development and will be offered on a when-and-if available basis. The product plans, specifications, and descriptions are provided for information only and are subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Vidyo reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time.