Desktop Virtualization Hardware

Vidyo Brings Scale and Affordability to Personal Telepresence On VMware View

VMworld US 2012
Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, will be showing the currently available VidyoRouter™ Virtual Edition (VE) along with a technology demonstration of VidyoDesktop™ running on VMware View® at VMworld® 2012 in San Francisco, Booth #2530, August 26-30.

“Traditional video conferencing solutions typically rely upon proprietary hardware to perform transcoding necessary for multipoint video calling,” said Ira Weinstein, Senior Analyst and Partner at Wainhouse Research and author of the recently published white paper “Multipoint Videoconferencing Goes Virtual”. “Vidyo’s software solution supports multipoint calling without the need for processor-intensive transcoding, making it well suited for virtualized and distributed environments. By eliminating the need for a transcoding MCU, this architecture significantly reduces the cost associated with large-scale video conferencing deployments.”

Vidyo is a leader in virtualized video conferencing infrastructure. VidyoRouter VE, which is generally available, provides enterprises and service providers with unprecedented quality of up to 1440p and deployment flexibility, enhancing their ability to deliver natural video communications optimized for desktop, room and mobile devices at price points comparable to web conferencing.

“Virtualization enables efficiency, cost saving and new deployment capabilities,” said Ashish Gupta, CMO and SVP of Corporate Development, Vidyo. “With support for VMware environments, Vidyo brings increased quality and value to end-users and IT departments by delivering a multimedia solution that is truly scalable and supports a variety of firewall solutions, devices and wide area networks requirements including those for branch offices and small businesses.”

“End-users using VMware View® solutions are looking for uncompromising performance while at scale,” said Mason Uyeda, director, End-User Computing Technical Marketing, VMware. “Vidyo’s virtualized solution on VMware View provides access to high quality video communication as an application and an enhanced user experience in a managed, secure environment.”

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. VMworld® 2012 US is the industry’s largest virtualization and cloud computing event. With more than 300 unique breakout sessions and over 250 exhibitors, attendees will have unparalleled access to the knowledge and tools they need to master the new cloud landscape and transform their business. This year’s VMworld theme “Right Here, Right Now” focuses on how attendees will gain the tools and training needed to master the new cloud landscape, with the speed, security and control they’ve come to expect.

The Vidyo Difference
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 patented VidyoRouter™ architecture introduces Adaptive Video Layering, which dynamically optimizes the video for each endpoint leveraging H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC)-based compression technology and Vidyo’s IP. Adaptive Video Layering eliminates the MCU and offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency rate matching thus enabling natural, affordable, high-quality video to work over the Internet, LTE and 4G networks. The 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.

About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point videoconferences on tablets and smart phones, PCs and Macs, room systems, gateways that interoperate with H.323 and SIP endpoints, telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based broadcast solutions.

Cloud Computing

Technical Innovation Selects Glowpoint Cloud Managed Video Services

Glowpoint, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, today announced that Technical Innovation, a leading video-centric communications solution provider, has added Glowpoint’s cloud managed video services to its portfolio.

As part of the partnership, Technical Innovation will offer Glowpoint’s complete portfolio of services to its telepresence and videoconferencing customers, including remote monitoring and management services, the Virtual Video Room (VVR), video bridging, and business-to-business exchange services. Technical Innovation was recently acknowledged by SCN magazine as the seventh largest AV systems integrator in North America.

“We chose to work with Glowpoint because they offer the most complete portfolio of managed services for video, delivered from their OpenVideo™ cloud,” stated Kevin Powers, Managing Principal of Technical Innovation. “Our customers continue to request managed services to improve the utilization of their telepresence and videoconferencing deployments and offload their IT teams. This partnership with Glowpoint will position us to better serve our customers and grow our video-centric business moving forward.”

Headquartered just outside of Atlanta, GA, with $110M in annual sales and service locations across the southeastern United States, Technical Innovation focuses on providing video-centric communication solutions to corporations, state and federal government agencies, universities, and professional organizations. Glowpoint and Technical Innovation will focus on opportunities in TI’s primary markets, starting with their Enterprise Fortune 1000 clients.

“We are excited to have Technical Innovation join the Glowpoint partner program as they have consistently demonstrated high customer satisfaction marks with their customers, particularly their enterprise video customers,” said Stephen Vobbe, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Glowpoint.”Our cloud managed video services will only increase the satisfaction of enterprise video customers as they look to have the highest-quality video experience when collaborating across distances.”

Technical Innovation customers will have access to Glowpoint’s OpenVideo™ cloud-based architecture, which offers telepresence, video, and unified communications users a seamless way to collaborate across a broad range of devices and on different carrier networks to enable full business-to-business video capabilities.

Glowpoint’s channel programs enable partners to provide their customers with a comprehensive portfolio of cloud managed video services, including the option of fully partner-branded offerings, with robust sales training and exclusive on-line management tools.