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Vidyo Breaks Cost Barriers for Multi-Vendor, Multi-Device Video Conferencing Interoperability with Microsoft Lync

June 13, 2012 | William Zimmerman
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Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced it will deliver extended interoperability with Microsoft Lync, which will enable organizations that use Microsoft Lync to offer employees the benefits of the Vidyo platform. The VidyoConferencing(TM) infrastructure provides continuous presence video layout to the Lync client as well as enables Lync interoperability with legacy systems and Vidyo endpoints at price points and scale not available in the market today. This enhanced support will allow Lync users to work with Vidyo's award-winning multipoint, HD video conferencing with the choice to use the most suitable endpoint for their collaboration meetings.

"The requirement for IT organizations to support hybrid environments for video conferencing with disparate desktop and mobile devices, room systems from multiple vendors, and geographic locations is increasing," said Ashish Gupta, Vidyo's CMO and SVP Corporate Development. "Extending the VidyoConferencing infrastructure to support Microsoft Lync will deliver multipoint conferencing and interoperability to Lync users at a lower cost than hardware-based legacy systems with up to seven fold savings."

With the increasing number of people incorporating visual communication into their daily personal and work experiences, HD-quality video conferences are becoming the norm to many. In addition to delivering HD-quality experiences on a full range of devices, from smart phones and tablets to immersive telepresence rooms, Vidyo's interoperability with Lync will allow organizations to have users join a Vidyo conference from any device.

"Different work roles have different needs in terms of video conferencing," said Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal, ZK Research. "Vidyo meets the demands of those employees looking for multiparty conferences from heterogeneous endpoints and networks. The addition of Vidyo's interoperability with Microsoft Lync gives a company's CIO the option to provide the Vidyo solution to those who need to engage in HD-quality multipoint conferences, while at the same time gives them the ability to connect easily with other users on Lync or traditional VC solutions."

Extended Interoperability with Microsoft Lync

The enhancements being made to the VidyoGateway(TM) to interoperate with Microsoft Lync complements the plug-ins Vidyo delivers today for Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Outlook and provides users the flexibility to utilize the conferencing solution best suited for their meeting and benefits from:

  • Continuous presence within Lync window allowing user defined/selected layout
  • Connectivity across enterprises using Vidyo and Lync federation and presence
  • Ease of dialing into multi-party, multi-device and multi-vendor video conferences
  • Access to Vidyo conferences from anywhere using any "off-the-shelf" device
  • Low cost and high scale for interoperability in hybrid environments

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 employs 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 and resolution-matching that enables 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. Vidyo platform partners include Ricoh, Google, Hitachi, Teliris and Intel.

About Vidyo, Inc.

Vidyo, Inc. pioneered personal telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point video conferencing 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. Request a free trial of Vidyo and learn more at www.vidyo.com, on the Blog or follow @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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