Featured Article from Conferencing

Ricoh, Vidyo Team Rolls out Portable Cloud-based Videoconferencing Solution in the US

June 28, 2013

Ricoh Americas Corporation has recently teamed up with Vidyo, Inc. to roll out their high-tech videoconferencing device P3000 Unified Communication System, in the United States.

The P3000 Unified Communication System is a self-contained videoconferencing system, which is as sleek as any other smartphone. With a 1.6 inches, or 40 mm size structure, this system accompanies a camera, microphone, speaker, network connectivity and a push-button console.

This trendy looking P3000 system is built on Vidyo's patented H.264 scalable video coding architecture that offers unparalleled telepresence-quality video conferencing over the Internet, 4G and LTE networks.

Users just need an AC power source, Internet connection and monitor to collaborate cost-effectively via video, audio, text and interactive multimedia from the location that works best for them and their schedule. To get started, users have to connect the P3000 to the network and participate in a video conference and share documents from anywhere. In addition, its wide-angle camera is ideal for conferences, as it for clearly captures small groups of participants in a single frame.

Users can enjoy the freedom of seamlessly communicating with remote employees, customers or vendors at up to 20 locations without compromising on productivity, security or budget.

“Our research has shown that people who want to work outside the office fear they will lose connection with their organizations and become irrelevant," said Matt Sakauchi, vice president of Visual Communications Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The P3000 and the Unified Communication System Apps close this gap between the worker and the organization, giving workers and other participants the business-quality, face-to-face experience they want - anywhere at any time."

The the P3000 is powered by Vidyo's patented VidyoRouter architecture and does not require a multipoint control unit (MCU). This unit also promises to offer unprecedented error resiliency, low latency and rate matching.

"The P3000 is a game-changing product and is a perfect example of how our VidyoWorks platform can simplify enterprise grade business communications and workflow," said Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of Vidyo. "This innovative service is another example of how our platform can drive industry changing cloud-based services and open new markets previously not addressed by legacy video conferencing solutions."

According to the company, interested can take advantage of this powerful, cloud-based technology for only a minimal investment and reasonable access fee.

Edited by Alisen Downey