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July 24, 2012

VidyoWay Takes Away the Pain Points from Video Conferencing

By Mini Swamy
TMCnet Contributor

In spite of all the hype surrounding video conferencing, it has never really taken off. Low-quality user experience, high costs, manual connection processes and multivendor operability are the culprits stated to have inhibited its growth – factors that Vidyo (News - Alert), Inc. casually brushes aside.

Vidyo Inc., touted as the pioneer of personal telepresence, has announced VidyoWay, which is repotedly the first free interconnectivity service to support multi-vendor, business quality video conferencing for multi-party or point-to-point meetings.

Using a simple, self-service, executive-friendly interface, VidyoWay connects Cisco, Polycom Lifesize, other H.323 and SIP-based room systems, Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync clients, mobile devices and telephones.

VidyoWay also eliminates the need for a Global Directory of video endpoints, so users can simply invite participants from their own address book to a secure virtual meeting place.

“The business process to achieve interconnectivity is very costly and cumbersome,” said Ofer Shapiro (News - Alert), CEO and co-founder of Vidyo. “VidyoWay provides true free connectivity to legacy systems through a free conference room in the sky."

By creating a business community of video conferencing users, regardless of their end-points, the VidyoWay service will extend the reach of video conferencing by breaking the traditional boundaries of location and technology.

Simply put, it means that video communication will become as commonplace as telephone calls, at no cost to the end user. How does that sound?

Resellers and service providers will offer customers the complete capabilities of VidyoConferencing system and also fee connectivity to the VidyoWay network.

With free interconnectivity service for B2B Video Communications, there will be increased usage of VidyoWay and the impact will be felt in the market in the form of accelerated VidyoConferencing platform sales.

Vidyo, Inc. has also announced that Amir Shaked has joined the company as senior vice president of Product Management. Shaked is responsible for driving the product strategy and management of Vidyo's entire product portfolio.

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Edited by Braden Becker


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