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Vidyo Demonstrates First Five Megapixel Video Conferencing to the Desktop on New MacBook Pro with Retina Display

July 9, 2012 | William Zimmerman
Software Platform Accelerates at the Rate of Innovation, Continues to Lead Market Price Points

HACKENSACK, N.J., Jul 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vidyo, Inc., the world's fastest-growing video conferencing company, today demonstrated the ability to deliver five megapixel immersive, multipoint Vidyo conferences with data collaboration on the new MacBook(R) Pro from Apple(R). With the ability to render a mix of 1080p and 720p video streams, and up to 5MP data share for an aggregate maximum of 5 megapixels, Vidyo's software is able to deliver 2.5 times the pixel count of hardware telepresence systems on Apple's latest device. Vidyo continues to power innovation in video conferencing at a velocity that cannot be matched by hardware-based solution providers, enabling Vidyo partners to automatically benefit from computer innovations and new form factors as they are brought to market, riding the cost and performance curves of the high-volume computer industry.

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"While legacy telepresence platforms require redesign and fork-lift upgrades to take advantage of evolving technology, Vidyo's software-based platform affords the flexibility to capitalize on new, off the shelf hardware, like the MacBook Pro with Retina(TM) Display, proving our ability to benefit from Moore's Law," said Vidyo co-founder and CEO, Ofer Shapiro. "Customers have come to expect technology that keeps pace with the emergence of new form factors in an effective and affordable way; Vidyo is the only company that consistently delivers on end-user expectations."

The demonstration on the new MacBook Pro highlights the extensibility of Vidyo's architecture to incorporate collaboration based on the capability of each individual end point - all on the same Vidyo Infrastructure. Vidyo's unmatched flexibility was similarly highlighted by the company's latest collaboration with imaging solutions provider Barco, demonstrating the first 4K immersive video conferencing and collaboration system at InfoComm in June. Vidyo also recently announced HD quality, low-latency video conferencing for the new iPad with the first 3 Megapixel content share on the mobile form factor.

By delivering unmatched quality at disruptive price points using general purpose devices over ubiquitous networks like the Internet and wide area wireless, Vidyo's platform has become the engine for change in many industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing and government.

"Vidyo allows ASU students and faculty to participate and collaborate in high quality Vidyo conferences with researches in remote locations," said Charles Kazilek, Assistant Dean of Technology, Media and Communications, with ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "Our ability to share high resolution data via multiple devices, including laptop or desktop PCs or Macs, is critical for our Desert to Rainforest project in Panama and beyond. Vidyo's platform support for the new MacBook Pro and its exceptional video quality will open the door even further and expand our visual collaboration, allowing students, faculty and researchers to continue to move beyond the classroom walls."

Vidyo's Adaptive Video Layering(TM) technology enables more capable endpoints like the new MacBook Pro to participate in multi-point conferences with lesser performing endpoints, such as traditional telepresence systems, with each receiving dynamically optimized video and audio experiences throughout the conference, based upon the unique and changing capabilities of that end point and its network connection.

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 VidyoRouter(TM) 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.

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. Learn more at, 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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