It’s easy to forget that one of the greatest discoveries of modern science began with a field trip. An inquisitive undergraduate at Cambridge University with a fascination for the natural world was given an opportunity to leave the classroom and set sail. This voyage from England to the shores of South America resulted in the theory of natural selection and catapulted the amateur naturalist, Charles Darwin, into the history books.
We can all recall participating in field trips of our own during our school years. Those bumpy rides at the back of museum-bound yellow buses may have helped us identify with Darwin’s bouts with seasickness, but our destination was most likely some place across town and not the exotic Galapagos. New technology, however, is helping resurrect the adventuresome spirit of Darwin, offering children access to learning opportunities not just around the block but around the globe.
Who was first? Others have called out Polycom for making this false claim. While Vidyo was both first to demo multipoint video conferencing on a mobile device (January 2010 in Paul Otellini’s CES keynote (provide link)) as well as deliver multi-party videoconferencing on a smartphone and tablet, the real issue for enterprise decision makers is not about who is first, but about who can deliver a complete solution. With the memory of Steve Jobs still in sharp focus, I’m reminded that it is not about a specific product, but about delivering for the user the most satisfying effortless experience.
While VidyoMobile makes it possible to participate in unbelievably high quality multi-party video conferences over the broadband mobile network while you’re barreling down the highway, only do so from the passenger seat! Texting while driving has become a significant road hazard and is responsible for countless accidents—and texting has very limited engagement. Just imagine how … continue reading
Just got back from Interop 2011 in Las Vegas … and did not return empty handed! Vidyo won the Best of Interop award in the Collaboration category, for delivering video communications and collaboration on mobile devices via its recently announced VidyoMobile product! This is the 3rd time Vidyo has won Best of Interop in this category over the past 4 years.
Today, Vidyo announced VidyoMobile, a groundbreaking solution enabling enterprise mobile users on iOS or Android-based smart phones or tablets to join multipoint video conferences with desktops and HD room system participants.
Guess it’s no surprise that the iPad 2 is selling like hotcakes. Some analysts estimate that Apple may have sold as many as 500,000 iPad 2s over its debut weekend. With another industry first, the Vidyo Platform now not only supports Apple’s just released iPad™ 2, but also Motorola’s XOOM tablet and the Atrix™ 4G smart phone.