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Vidyo HD Multipoint Video Conferencing App Available for Android Tablets and Smart Phones

December 15, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
vidyo_mobile_app_demo.jpgHACKENSACK, N.J., Dec 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vidyo, Inc., today announced availability of VidyoMobile(TM) on the Android Market. The VidyoMobile application now allows Vidyo's enterprise customers to seamlessly offer mobile workers the ability to participate in company video conferences from select Android mobile devices, expanding access to conferences that already connect iOS devices including iPads, iPhones, laptops, desktops, telepresence and HD room systems (including interoperability with Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg and other H.323 and SIP endpoints).

VidyoMobile for Android is currently used around the world including in the US, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and Canada, and can be downloaded today from the Android Market. VidyoMobile runs on most ARMv7-based Android devices running v2.2 through v3.1 with support for v4.0 coming soon. VidyoMobile requires a user account on either an enterprise VidyoConferencing system or with a Vidyo service provider. Service packages and pricing vary by provider and region. For more information, click here.

"With VidyoMobile now available on both Android and iOS devices, employees are able to join video conferences with other mobile endpoints, desktops, room systems or laptops from anywhere, at any time and from the tablets and smart phones they already love and own. Delivering up to 720p HD resolution with shared content viewing capability, VidyoMobile proves that you don't have to restrict yourself to audio-only calls when you're on the go anymore," said Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of Vidyo. "Enabling businesses to be competitive in a world that is going more mobile every day is key in the video collaboration industry and Vidyo is proud to lead the enterprise mobile video conferencing space."

A Gartner study released this month found that sales of mobile devices grew 5.6% in the third quarter of 2011. It also found that smartphone sales increased by 42% and that Android OS doubled its market share in the past year, running 52% of the world's smartphones, as Apple's iOS takes up 15% of the market. Regarding tablets, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, Android-powered tablets accounted for 27 percent of global sales last quarter and the iPad's share is now at 67 percent, making VidyoMobile available to over 67% of all smartphones and to 94% of all tablets.

Like all Vidyo endpoints, VidyoMobile-enabled devices can participate in conferences with more than 100 participants - displaying up to 4 participants at a time on tablets - and provide the user the ability to customize the view and select shared presentation materials. Additionally, participants are displayed using the active speaker feature, which automatically displays the current and last few speakers.

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(TM) architecture introduces Adaptive Video Layering(TM), 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, 3G 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 smartphones, PCs and Macs, room systems, gateways that interoperate with H.323 and SIP endpoints, telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based broadcast solutions. Learn more at www.vidyo.com , on the Blog or follow us on Google+ and @vidyo on Twitter.

The VIDYO logo is a registered trademark of Vidyo, Inc., VIDYO and the trademarks of the VIDYO family of products are trademarks of Vidyo, Inc. and the other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.





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