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May 07, 2012

Vidyo to Demonstrate Their Solutions at CTIA Showstoppers

By Tanya Palta
TMCnet Contributing Writer

Mobile Internet has come a long way and the days of GPRS/EDGE are long behind us. While smartphone users across the globe have just started to enjoy the fast connectivity of 3G Internet, the telecom industry is also making significant leaps in the next phase.

4G mobile broadband network is no longer a distant dream, and ever since Swedish telecommunications company TeliaSonera made it available via Long Term Evolution (LTE (News - Alert)) technology, tele companies in the U.S. and U.K. are following suit.

Current 3G systems are being replaced by 4G and in the U.S., Verizon and AT&T (News - Alert) have already shown that they are serious about 4G networks. Given that one gets to experience speeds of up to 4 to 5.5 mbps down and 500 kbps to around 1.2 mbps up, multimedia content is the key here.

Running HD content, video-conferencing, enjoying uninterrupted gameplay are just some of the benefits of 4G. Thus, companies like Vidyo are cashing onto this phenomena and creating new technologies and services around it.

Vidyo is a software-based technology that also delivers visual communication solutions, which takes advantage of H.264 standard for video compression, Scalable Video Coding (SVC). They are known to provide high-definition, low-latency, error resilient, multipoint video communication to wide array of systems.

The company is currently promoting their video-conferencing solutions at the CTIA (News - Alert) Showstoppers Fair at New Orleans, in Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel (739 Canal Street at Bourbon).

The demonstration will highlight Vidyo’s video conferencing quality while connecting a room system and an iMac to a plethora of mobile devices: iPhone (News - Alert), iPad 2, new iPad, Asus Transformer Prime, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1”, Samsung Galaxy SII, Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The event will take place today from 6 to 9 pm and interviews with Vidyo spokespeople can be coordinated upon request.

Given that this year also saw the much-anticipated release of the Apple (News - Alert) iPad 3 with its Retina display, Vidyo will also showcase their technologies on the stunning HD display of iPad 3. As Vidyo announced last March, VidyoMobile for the latest generation of iPad will provide telepresence quality, low-latency, multipoint HD video conferencing with 3-mega pixel content sharing.

Edited by Braden Becker

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