Vidyo announced that video conferencing service usage on Ricoh’s Unified Communications (UC) cloud service, which leverages Vidyo’s visual collaboration platform, exceeded 70M minutes in 2014. Ricoh is one of more than 50 service providers offering Video as a Service (VaaS) using the VidyoWorks™ platform for visual enablement.
“We are very pleased with the market response in Japan to Ricoh’s UC solution and look forward to a continued partnership with Vidyo and their innovative offering as we expand globally,” said Hede Nonaka, Corporate Senior Vice President, Ricoh Company, Ltd. “Vidyo was clearly a great choice for a visual enablement platform that could offer our customers the highest level of quality and stress-free video communication. The tremendous usage of this service speaks to the quality, scalability and ease of use of this solution and the success of our partnership with Vidyo.”
“The Ricoh P3500 is a game-changing, innovative form factor which leverages our VidyoWorks platform to reach new customers and markets, ” said Eran Westman, President and CEO, Vidyo. “Ricoh has been a great partner and their award-winning UC service offering is another example of how our platform is driving industry changing cloud-based VaaS offerings and opening new markets.”
Ricoh’s portfolio of UC solutions for the “huddle concept” also includes mobile software apps to communicate with the P3500. Ricoh’s UC solutions utilize the VidyoWorks platform to bring simple, easy and quick collaboration experiences between teams and individuals everyday via the cloud service.
The Japan Institute of Design Promotion named Ricoh’s Unified Communication System a 2014 Good Design Award Winner.The P3500, as well as its desktop and mobile counterparts are available through Ricoh’s direct sales force with a monthly subscription to a cloud service. For details on Ricoh’s full line of products, services and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.
The VidyoWorks platform and APIs allow developers and solution providers across a wide variety of markets and applications to address the rapidly growing demand to integrate video communications into online banking, healthcare, government, enterprise and customer contact center applications. Workflow and business processes, new devices, appliances and form factors all leverage VidyoWorks to integrate HD quality video in highly scalable, affordable deployments over the Internet or wireless networks.
About Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard (approx. 21.3 billion USD).
The majority of the company’s revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives. Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees. For further information, please visit: http://www.ricoh.com/about/