For those of you who might have missed it, the latest company to throw their hat into the SVC (Scalable Video Coding) ring is HP.   In June of this year, HP announced that it would be using Vidyo’s software-based scalable video coding technology for a new line of video communications products to provide reliable, HD-quality video while reducing network requirements and bandwidth needs over enterprise or best effort networks.

Yesterday, HP formally announced the general availability of what they are calling their “visual collaboration products” for the desktop and conference rooms, that allow people to enjoy high-definition video experiences  – whether they are traveling, working at home or at the office.  HP’s visual collaboration solution is enabled by Vidyo’s groundbreaking, patented technology that optimizes the user’s video experience, reduces latency and also eliminates the need for a multipoint control unit.

According to Ira Weinstein, partner at Wainhouse Research, “HP’s unrivaled position in the desktop market makes it well suited to provide information workers with visual communication tools. With its new, high-performance videoconferencing solution for notebooks, desktops and conference rooms, HP is making it easy and convenient for users to maintain ‘face to face’ connections with customers, partners, peers, and even family and friends – while in the office or on the go.”

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