|[April 17, 2014]
Vidyo Chosen by Swisscom to Launch New Cloud-Based Video Conferencing and Collaboration Solution
HACKENSACK, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. today announced that Swisscom,
Switzerland's leading ICT provider, has launched a new cloud-based video
communications and collaboration service based on the VidyoWorks™
platform. The service, called Vidia,
is ideal for small and medium enterprises, but larger companies and
consumer customers will also benefit from its many innovative features.
Built on Vidyo's award-winning platform, Vidia enables Swisscom (News - Alert) business
customers to participate in multi-party video calls and is able to
deliver affordable, high-quality, multipoint HD video conferencing
systems over smartphones, tablets and desktops.
The highly scalable and flexible VidyoWorks
platform and APIs were chosen by Swisscom after a long evaluation
process that included key requirements such as robustness and
telco-grade scalability, API richness and cutting-edge underlying
"The integration of Vidyo (News - Alert) has enabled us to offer our business clients
the ability to place HD video conferencing calls," said Erich Gebhardt
Head of Transversal Products, Swisscom Ltd. "In Switzerland, customers
expect a high level of quality and reliability; those features, along
with the scalability and flexibility that was needed to really
differentiate this service, were made possible through the power of
Vidyo APIs and VidyoWorks."
"The Swisscom deployment is a stunning example of what can be achieved
as consumer and business users converge on the same platform, and we are
excited to be a part of this," said Ofer Shapiro (News - Alert), CEO and co-founder of
Vidyo. "The VidyoWorks platform has raised the bar for cloud-based video
conferencing, providing quality, scale and affordability, as well as the
ease-of-use expected by today's consumer."
The VidyoWorks platform and APIs allow developers across a wide variety
of markets and applications to attain a level of HD video conferencing
scalability and geographical distribution that has never before been
achieved affordably and with such high quality. The VidyoWorks platform
allows customers and partners to achieve their visual communications
goals of telco-grade scalability, exceptional quality and affordability.
Vidyo partners are leveraging VidyoWorks to visually connect people and
locations into their workflow and business processes to address new
applications and business requirements.
Vidia is based on Vidyo APIs, and its new user interface was designed by
Swisscom. The video conferencing service runs on the Swisscom Cloud and
with Vidia, users can access virtual meeting rooms from any PC, Mac or
mobile device (iOS or Android (News - Alert)) and allows non-registered guests to join
Swisscom Ltd. is Switzerland's leading ICT provider, with its
headquarters in Ittigen, near the capital city, Berne. With over 20,000
employees, it generated turnover of CHF 11.43 billion in 2013. Swisscom
is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe.
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence (News - Alert) enabling natural, HD
multi-point video conferencing solutions on tablets and smart phones,
PCs and Macs, room systems, that interoperate with legacy H.323 and SIP
endpoints, telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based video
conferencing as a service solutions. 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 www.vidyo.com,
on the Blog
or follow Vidyo on Twitter @vidyo
and on Facebook.
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stages of development and will be offered on a when-and-if available
basis. The product plans, pricing, specifications, and descriptions are
provided for information only and are subject to change without notice,
and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Vidyo
reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time.
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