Vidyo HD multipoint video conferencing app for iPad2, iPhone available now
Date: Tue, 10/18/2011 - 18:25
Image credited to Vidyo
The VidyoMobile application allows Vidyo’s enterprise customers to seamlessly offer mobile workers the ability to participate in company video conferences from their iOS or Android mobile devices, expanding access to conferences that already connect laptops, desktops, telepresence and HD room systems (including interoperability with Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg and other H.323 and SIP endpoints).
“VidyoMobile turns hundreds of millions of mobile devices into video conferencing and communication endpoints delivering up to 720p HD resolution with shared content viewing capability,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of Vidyo. “Equally as important is that participants are able to connect to video conferences beyond their mobile devices – with desktop and laptop computers and telepresence room systems -- and experience the same low latency, high quality performance that is Vidyo’s hallmark.”
Vidyo sells enterprise video conferencing and collaboration solutions through a worldwide network of resellers and service providers. The company also announced today global service provider support for VidyoMobile from Arkadin Global, Auralink, BCS Global, DoXom, Elisa, ID Solutions, Powwownow, VideoCall and VuCall.
"Alcatel-Lucent has been working with Vidyo to demonstrate high quality video communication between international locations over our lightRadio LTE network. VidyoMobile has performed flawlessly, is intuitive to use, and is the kind of innovative solution that will drive explosive adoption of mobile video conferencing in the future," said Wim Sweldens, President of Alcatel- Lucent Wireless.
VidyoMobile is for business customers that currently offer their employees access to Vidyo’s software-based infrastructure through their enterprise IT department or through service providers who offer Vidyo as a service. Users simply need to download the app from the iOS or Android App Store and log in to their existing account and begin using VidyoMobile on their mobile device.
Like all Vidyo endpoints, VidyoMobile can participate in conferences with more than 100 participants- displaying up to 4 participants at a time on the iPad2- and provides the user the ability to customize the view and select presentation materials. Additionally, participants are displayed using the active speaker feature, which automatically displays the current and last few speakers.
VidyoMobile for iOS 4.x is available now and support for the iPhone 4S will be coming soon. VidyoMobile for Android smart phones and tablets is in Beta and will be available for select certified devices in November. Service packages and pricing vary by provider and region.
The Vidyo sifference
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 VidyoRouter is based on the company’s patented Adaptive Video Layering™ architecture and leverages H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC)-based technology. It eliminates the MCU and offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency and rate matching 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.