SOURCE: Vidyo, Inc.
November 03, 2008 17:30 ET
Vidyo and Hitachi Communication Technologies Join Forces
Hitachi Communication Technologies to Deliver Video Conferencing Product Line Based on Vidyo's Scalable Video Coding (SVC) Architecture
HACKENSACK, NJ--(Marketwire - November 3, 2008) - Vidyo™, Inc., the first company to
deliver personal telepresence, today announced that Hitachi Communication
Technologies, Ltd. ("Hitachi Com") has entered into an agreement with Vidyo
that enables them to incorporate Vidyo products and technology into their
own high quality and cost-effective personal telepresence Hitachi Com
offering. With VidyoTechnology™, Hitachi Com will deliver multi-point,
HD quality video conferencing to room systems and desktops over converged
"Hitachi Com has developed the products, powered by Vidyo's visual
technology, that enable us to offer an integrated visual communication and
IP telephony solution," said Yoshihiko Miyano, President and CEO, Hitachi
Communication Technologies, Ltd. "We are committed to delivering high
quality video communication solutions for enterprise markets, and with
Vidyo's technology, we have built a video conferencing solution that is
better than any MCU-based product, immediately giving us a leading position
in this competitive market."
Hitachi Com has taken advantage of Vidyo's new video conferencing
infrastructure architecture which removes the need for a transcoding MCU,
thereby eliminating significant latency and improving the overall video
conferencing experience. A VidyoRouter™ improves error resiliency and
enables HD desktop video conferencing over converged IP networks such as
the Internet. No longer are expensive ISDN or MPLS networks required.
"Hitachi Com's choice of our technology continues the trend among leading
unified communications vendors," said Ofer Shapiro, CEO of Vidyo. "We are
honored and excited that Hitachi Com is leveraging our products in its
video conferencing business, demonstrating continued worldwide support of
our video conferencing architecture based on the H.264/SVC standard."
The Importance of Vidyo's Scalable Video Coding
The new H.264/SVC protocol is a video compression standard that enables a
video stream to be broken into multiple resolutions, quality levels and bit
rates. Utilizing this capability and Vidyo's intellectual property,
VidyoTechnology offers unprecedented error resiliency while eliminating the
MCU. The VidyoRouter™ is the first video multipoint solution that can
deliver rate matching and continuous presence capabilities without an
additional video encode and decode. This unique capability allows for less
than half of the end-to-end latency of MCU-based solutions. The VidyoRouter
can support multiple resolutions and frame rates for every endpoint.
VidyoTechnology provides end-to-end High Definition (HD) personal
telepresence. Vidyo is the first company to offer OEMs the ability to
license H.264/SVC based technology for use in building their future
products. Until now, unified communications companies wanting to deliver
video over converged IP networks have not had the necessary technology to
provide high quality video conferencing over non-QOS IP networks.
VidyoTechnology, the first commercial video conferencing implementation
based on H.264/SVC, radically changes this scenario and offers equipment
vendors and solution providers the ability to integrate better
point-to-point and multipoint video communication capabilities into their
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc., headquartered in Hackensack, NJ, is making personal
telepresence a reality. Comprised of some of the industry's best engineers
and researches, Vidyo has developed the first new video conferencing
architecture in decades. Vidyo enables people to communicate effectively
by using HD quality video from wherever they happen to be.
VidyoConferencing is easy and affordable to use by anyone whenever they
want, and deploys simply over any IP network. Leveraging Vidyo's unique
intellectual property built upon the new H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC)
standard, Vidyo delivers the industry's best resilience and lowest latency
video conferencing over converged IP networks. Vidyo's technology for OEMs
and end-to-end product solutions for organizations are able to support
point-to-point and multi-point connections that include a variety of
different platforms ranging from Mac & Windows desktops to dedicated room
solutions. Learn more at www.vidyo.com.
About Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd.
Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is
a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) (TSE: 6501) Fiscal
2007 (ended March 31, 2008) sales totaled 103.528 billion yen ($916.5
million). The company develops, designs and manufactures a wide range of
information and communication systems-related products. For more
information, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi-com.com.