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.
Here’s some of what Eric Krapf, Editor of No Jitter, and one of the judges of the Best of Interop awards, had to say about Vidyo and its award-winning product:
“VidyoMobile represents a commendable step forward for the industry. Vidyo’s Adaptive Video Layering architecture promises to deliver high-definition 720p video with resolution up to VGA on smartphones and tablets. This is critical, especially in enterprise environments, where lower-quality video and audio act as a constraint upon widespread adoption. VidyoMobile will let enterprises quickly and efficiently deploy a high-quality, bandwidth-efficient video client to smartphones and tablets across the enterprise, helping to drive adoption of mobile video within the enterprise. As such, it is worthy of recognition as Best of Interop for the Collaboration category.”
According to Information Week Analytics, the group that oversees the annual awards, the Collaboration category is extremely significant and relevant to the Enterprise as more and more employees and contractors work outside of corporate offices, bringing the need for real-time, converged applications to the fore. “The goal: improve business by helping people team up in today’s virtual workplace, quickly and easily, whenever and wherever they need to; ensure that employees can locate and collaborate with the knowledge experts they need to succeed; and cut costs while boosting productivity.”
The Collaboration category includes products and technologies that facilitate collaboration, such as multimedia, streaming media and voice-based applications. This category encompasses enterprise 2.0 collaboration and social networking products as well as asynchronous and real-time collaboration offerings such as unified communication software and services. This category also covers Web 2.0 tools and services, such as blogs, wikis, RSS and AJAX; streaming media delivery and videoconferencing technologies; portal software; and messaging applications.
According to Ashish Gupta, Vidyo CMO and SVP of Corporate Development, “We were the first to recognize the importance of mobile video communications and collaboration and the first to deliver HD video conferencing on mobile devices. As mobile devices become more powerful and business-critical to the Enterprise eco system, our video communications and collaboration platform will enable partners to build and deliver applications that were not available before, since Vidyo is the most cost-effective, scalable, interoperable and versatile solution in the industry.”
– John Cox’s article in Network World: “Vidyo’s mobile videoconferencing app showcased on iPad 2”
– Full Vidyo press release: “Vidyo Wins 2011 Best of Interop Award for Collaboration”
– Vidyo Blog post with a video demo of VidyoConferencing on a iPad 2: “See it NOW: Vidyo conferences on iPad 2!“
– Vidyo Blog post with a video demo of VidyoConferencing on a Galaxy Tab: “Telepresence: Coming soon to a Galaxy Near You”
– Jim O’Neill’s article in FierceVOIP: “VidyoMobile teleconferencing available on iOS, Android devices“
– Full VidyoRouter Cloud Edition press release: “Vidyo Architecture Offers Unmatched Scalability and Economics for Large Enterprise and Carrier Video Conferencing”