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Vidyo Announces Its Next Generation Integration with Microsoft Lync

June 11, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Adds Superior Video Quality, Resilience, Bandwidth Management and
Interoperability to Lync Deployments

HACKENSACK, NJ - June 12, 2013 -- Vidyo, Inc., today announced a deeper level of interoperability�between its personal telepresence solution and Microsoft Lync�, delivering superior video performance�and capability inside the Lync client experience.�

Vidyo's next generation Microsoft Lync plug-in will deliver:

  • An integrated Vidyo experience which makes the Lync client a true standalone Vidyo endpoint
  • Immersive multiparty layouts including Active Speaker and Continuous Presence at up to1440p30 within the native Lync environment
  • Interoperability with legacy video conferencing solutions
  • The ability to integrate VidyoRoom endpoints, Mac users and iOS/Android mobile users into a�Lync call
  • Advanced bandwidth management tools
  • Superior resiliency for reliable performance over unmanaged networks

Organizations that have standardized on Microsoft Lync for presence, instant messaging and voice�services will be able to introduce these additional capabilities without re-training users or managing�multiple desktop applications. Vidyo also supports Active Directory integration for simplified user�management, an Outlook� plug-in for single click scheduling and browser-based access using Internet�Explorer. The new Vidyo Plug-In for Lync will be available for free to Vidyo customers with a current�maintenance agreement. The new Vidyo Microsoft solutions will be available as part of�VidyoConferencing� 3.0 scheduled for release in Q3 2013 and are being demonstrated at InfoComm�2013, in Orlando, Florida, June 12 - 14, Booth # 1581.

The new Vidyo Plug-In for Lync supports both Lync 2010 and 2013 and uses Microsoft's APIs to deliver�the Vidyo experience inside a Lync desktop client enabling users to seamlessly complement Lync's�enterprise grade UC (unified communication) offering with Vidyo's high-quality video collaboration in a�single client.

This includes the ability to view more conference participants in larger windows with choice of�immersive layouts, to simultaneously share at 1080p resolution and select content from multiple�contributors, and to easily bring non-Lync users and devices into a visual collaboration session, while�keeping the native Lync user experience conventions (invite a contact with a 'drag and drop' or with a�right click, and one-tap escalation of a group chat into a multiparty Vidyo conference).�

"The combined strengths of Vidyo and Microsoft provide Lync users with ease of use, interoperability�and a level of video communications and collaboration that is unmatched in the Microsoft universe,"�said Amir Shaked, Vidyo's Senior VP of Product Management. "Vidyo's plug-in solution provides users�with a unified Lync experience while enhancing the overall quality of their video and allows participants�to fully collaborate in video calls with mobile iOS and Android devices, Vidyo endpoints and legacy�H.323/SIP video systems."

With the new Vidyo Plug-In, Lync users can also invite non-Lync users or other guests to join their video�calls via click-to-connect links that launch Vidyo inside web browsers including MS Internet Explorer,�Apple Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. For scheduled meetings, Vidyo delivers a plug-in for�Microsoft Outlook enabling users to turn any meeting into a Vidyo meeting with the same click-toconnect�links. This makes it possible for anyone to join a Lync user conference call by simply clicking on a�URL.

VidyoConferencing 3.0 also provides several key integrations with Microsoft infrastructure products to�ease deployments by IT departments. The solution delivers back end infrastructure and management�tools that support single sign on user management through Active Directory integration, Microsoft��Windows� Installer (MSI) support to push out desktop components, and OS support for Windows XP�through Windows 8.

Vidyo's patented VidyoRouter� architecture and VidyoWorks� platform enable easy integration and�interoperability with a variety of leading business applications. In addition to support for Microsoft�environments, Vidyo also supports integrations with other leading vendors.

About Vidyo, Inc.

Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point videoconferences on�tablets, smart phones, PCs, Macs, room systems and telepresence installations that interoperate with�legacy H.323 and SIP endpoints. Vidyo's infrastructure makes it a leading provider of affordable cloudbased�video conferencing technology. The VidyoWorks� platform allows solution providers to integrate�high quality visual communications into their applications, leveraging H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC)�and Vidyo's patented VidyoRouter� technology. Learn more at, on the Blog or follow�Vidyo on Twitter @vidyo and on Facebook.


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.

Vidyo Contact:
Kerry Ogata
[email protected]
+1 (301) 717-4224

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