Vidyo Demonstrates First 720p Multipoint Video Conference on a Mobile Device–on an iPad 2
Hackensack, NJ – March 15, 2011 — Vidyo®, Inc., today announced that its Vidyo platform now supports Apple’s just released iPad 2, Motorola’s XOOM tablet and Atrix 4G smart phone utilizing the rich VidyoTechnology™ Software Development Kit (SDK) that is available to partners to create innovative applications. Vidyo’s award-winning communication and collaboration platform provides a 720p High- Definition (HD) multipoint video conferencing solution on the iPad 2 and runs on a variety of previously announced mobile devices.
Using Vidyo’s platform, customers can join video conferences from anywhere using the device of their choice: smart phones, tablets, desktops, room systems or telepresence endpoints – on client applications built by Vidyo or partners with the Vidyo SDK. This expanded set of end-point support, pristine quality at affordable price points, combined with the rich set of desktop and mobile Vidyo SDKs has attracted developers to build new video conferencing applications on a myriad of devices for the first time. Look for Vidyo’s rich multipoint video conferencing soon on your favorite tablets and smart phones.
“The faster CPU of the Apple iPad 2 and its front and rear-facing cameras, make it an exciting platform that begs for HD multipoint video communication and collaboration,” said Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo’s CEO and co-founder. “Vidyo was able to use its SDK to enable the Apple iPad 2 to participate in high-definition 720p multipoint video conferencing within hours of general availability of the device. Just like the multi-core architecture in PCs allowed us to provide Personal Telepresence to the desktop a few years ago, the same evolution on mobile platforms is opening up the market for Vidyo in the hand-held space.”
Vidyo was demonstrated as the first TV quality multipoint conference on a smart phone during the keynote address at CES 2010. Since then, the Vidyo platform has expanded to support the iPad, iPhone 4, iPod, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S smart phone, the Google Nexus S, multiple other Android phones and tablets, and now the iPad 2, XOOM and Atrix. Vidyo’s communication and collaboration platform was licensed last year for the first commercially available mobile multipoint video conferencing service available on any telecom carrier network.
Vidyo’s SDK and APIs are available today for devices running Android, Windows and iOS operating systems and are currently used by partners like Elisa of Finland, who released the first mobile multipoint video conference service on the Samsung Galaxy Tab and smart phone. Additional Vidyo- powered mobile offerings will be announced soon by partners.
The Vidyo Difference
VidyoTechnology™ offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency and rate matching to enable natural, high quality video to work over the Internet, LTE, 3G and 4G networks. Because Vidyo’s solution is software-based, it can easily be expanded, upgraded, and customized for customers’ individual Enterprise and vertical market video conferencing needs. Vidyo’s product line spans a full range of potential applications, from the VidyoDesktop™ with personal telepresence capabilities on a PC or a Mac to the VidyoRoom™ that encodes and decodes HD-quality video at up to 60 frames per second.
Vidyo OEM partners include HP, Google, Ricoh, Hitachi and others.
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point videoconferences on desktop computers and room systems, and VidyoCast, an affordable cloud-based broadcast solution. Vidyo’s patented VidyoRouter architecture eliminates an MCU while delivering the industry’s best error resilience and lowest latency videoconferencing and broadcast solutions over the Internet. Vidyo’s solution utilizes H.264/Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and the company has been active in various standards bodies driving H.264 SVC and SIP interoperability since 2005.
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