Hackensack, NJ – March 29, 2010 – Vidyo®, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that Chunghwa Telecom’s International Business Group, the primary telecommunications provider in Taiwan, will provide a video conferencing service based on Vidyo’s multi-point, telepresence-quality solution. VidyoConferencing™ enables carriers, service providers and unified communications vendors to offer an affordable solution based on Vidyo’s unique video communication and collaboration platform that delivers exceptional quality over the Internet or general purpose IP networks. Chunghwa Telecom’s International Business Group started their international Vidyo service for customers in December, 2010.
“We are now able to offer our customers an affordable and easy-to-use, high-quality video conferencing solution that is based on Vidyo’s innovative IP which leverages their next generation architecture based on SVC compression technology to uniquely eliminate the expensive transcoding MCU and its lower quality,” said Frank Chen, Director of Business Customer Department at Chunghwa Telecom’s International Business Group. “VidyoTechnology™ allows us to deliver an extremely natural, affordable personal telepresence solution on easily accessed networks such as the Internet or wireless networks. Our business customers will now be able to join the highest quality, most affordable video conferences on room systems or desktop systems around the world.”
“Vidyo enables Chunghwa Telecom and other service providers to offer global customers affordable, exceptional quality video communications and collaboration as a service that is based on the most advanced, scalable, innovation-rich architecture available on the market today,” said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo. “Because of Vidyo’s differentiated, award-winning solution, Chunghwa’s business users are able to access telepresence-quality video communications and collaboration services over bandwidth-guaranteed circuits and a wide variety of best-effort networks, whether on the go, in the office or at home.”
Within the past several months, Vidyo’s solution has been deployed by major international telecom carriers such as Chunghwa Telecom’s International Business Group, KDDI and Elisa Corporation.
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.
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is the largest telecommunication service provider in Taiwan and one of the largest in Asia, in terms of revenue. Chunghwa is Taiwan’s largest provider of fixed line services, mobile services, broadband access service, and Internet service. The company provides information and communication technology services to corporate customers. With over 20 million subscribers, CHT offers a full range of services with fixed, GSM and data networks throughout Taiwan and offshore. The company’s circuits reach over 200 countries.
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. Learn more at vidyo.com, on the Blog or follow @vidyo on Twitter.
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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.
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