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Vidyo's Technology Solutions Help Roche Turkey Lower Travel Costs, Drive Productivity

January 31, 2013

Vidyo, Inc. recently announced that its innovative range of video communications and collaboration solutions has been selected by Roche Turkey to provide its employees with access to telepresence-quality video communications.

This has helped Roche Turkey in substantially reducing travel costs and time, enabling the company to enhance the level of productivity of its employees.

In a statement,Yavuz Sanes, IT Site Head Turkey, Roche Turkey, said that, "Our employees often had to fly in the day before a meeting or stay overnight because of changeable flight schedules. Travel is not only tiring and stressful, but costly in terms of time and money. Our managers are greatly enthusiastic over Vidyo's many different benefits. They have commented many times about how easy and efficient meetings have become through the use of Vidyo. Vitel provided essential assistance during all phases of the project, from vendor selection to implementation.”

 Vidyo’s solutions have been designed to deliver high-quality video over standard IP networks, including Internet, 4G, and LTE. The solutions also support seamless connectivity between room systems, desktops, laptops and mobile devices.

Roche had provided its field teams of more than 200 employees with iPads in August of 2011. Since then, this one device has been effectively addressing the communication needs of the employees and the company.

]Employees can easily connect to conferences irrespective of their locations via the Internet, 4G and even 3G services anytime there’s a disruption in the corporate networks.

Yavuz Sanes said that, "Vidyo was a natural choice for Roche. The Vidyo platform is perfectly in line with the high value our organization places on environmental issues, because of Vidyo's unique ability to enable our employees to meet and conduct business from wherever they are, whenever they want, without the negative environmental impact of travel."

Roche Turkey estimated that in 2011, close to 700 employees took part in 216 video conferences, which eliminated 447,000 kilometers of flight travel and 31,000 kilometers of road travel. Furthermore, the company is happy with the adoption of Vidyo solutions, as this has resulted in a substantial decrease in transportation-related risks for its employees. 

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Edited by Braden Becker