Vidyo Garners Top Editor’s Choice Awards from Telepresence & Videoconferencing Insight

What a great way to kick-off 2011… with two new awards to add to our ever-growing list of industry accolades. Telepresence & Videoconferencing Insight Newsletter’s list for the Best Achievements of the Year 2010 was just published, and Vidyo was cited for its “innovation, products that disrupt the market, affordable prices, and success in the market place.”

Vidyo CEO Ofer Shapiro with several devices running Vidyo (Room System, HP Touch Smart, Mac, Netbook, Laptop PC, iPad, iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy)
Vidyo CEO Ofer Shapiro with several devices running Vidyo (Room System, HP Touch Smart Desktop, Mac, Netbook, Laptop PC, iPad, iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy)

For “Industry Leader of the Year 2010”, the publication awarded the honor to Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo’s co-founder and CEO. According to Richard Line, editor of Telepresence & Videoconferencing Insight, “Ofer Shapiro has over fifteen years of experience in bringing disruptive technology to market … (his) performance as CEO in developing Vidyo, Inc. to such a mature company with disruptive technology over the last five years is an outstanding achievement.”

Vidyo was also recognized for having “The Most Innovative Videoconferencing Product of the Year 2010- The new Vidyo HD videoconferencing architecture called VidyoConferencing™.” According to Telepresence & Videoconferencing Insight: ”Vidyo’s system is simple to use and maintain; it offers a 10 x increase in capacity and it is inexpensive. All these are requirements for mass adoption … The VidyoConferencing architecture provides HD quality video over the Internet and other general purpose networks without causing high latency or picture degradation. These improvements to the video meeting experience are very desirable and represent a new paradigm of videoconferencing recognized by other industry analysts, including Frost and Sullivan (January 2009) and Wainhouse Research (December 2009), and also the Wall Street Journal (September 2010). Vidyo HD videoconferencing architecture is deservedly chosen as the ‘Most Innovative Videoconferencing Product of the Year 2010’.”

We would also like to congratulate Vidyo technology partner Teliris for being named VC Insight’s 2010 Telepresence Company of the Year!

Vidyo Welcomes Ashish Gupta, New Chief Marketing Officer and SVP Corporate Development

With the start of this new year, Vidyo hails the arrival of a exciting new addition to its executive team, Ashish Gupta, who, prior to joining Vidyo, led business development and strategy for the Microsoft Office Division’s Unified Communications Group.
Ashish Gupta, Vidyo's new CMO and SVP of Corporate Development

Ashish Gupta, Vidyo's new CMO and SVP of Corporate Development

According to Vidyo’s CEO, Ofer Shapiro, “Ashish Gupta brings a wealth of industry experience to lead Vidyo’s marketing and corporate development efforts. Ashish has successfully led product marketing, product management, channels and business development teams in unified communication, collaboration, mobile and telecom companies with a focus on growing and scaling the business.  He is a proven and seasoned leader who brings to Vidyo a demonstrated track-record and a passion for our business.”

Vidyo CEO and Founder Ofer Shapiro to speak at GigaOM NetWork 2010

This Thursday, The GigaOM presents a new event “NetWork” that highlights the opportunities that broadband and mobility have created for connecting work and workers and features the technologies that support the way corporations operate and conduct business in this new working environment.

Vidyo co-founder and CEO Ofer Shapiro will be part of this timely discussion and will speak at 9:55 am (PST). Ofer will join the stage remotely over the Internet, via VidyoConferencing. Vidyo’s Personal Telepresence is currently being used at a variety of companies throughout the world, by teleworkers over laptops, desktop and room systems and soon over mobile devices (smartphones and tablets).
If you plan to attend the NetWork 2010 conference, please visit us at the Vidyo booth for a chat and a demonstration of our award-winning video conferencing solution.
Hope to see you in San Francisco!

Audio and Web Conferencing Leader, Arkadin, Partners with Vidyo

Today, Arkadin, one of the world’s top five providers of audio and web conferencing services, announced with Vidyo that they selected Vidyo’s award-winning desktop and room system solution to enhance their collaboration services.

“Video has been part of our comprehensive collaboration solution since 2001 but only now, almost nine years later, are we experiencing real customer demand for widespread access to personal telepresence,” said Olivier de Puymorin, founder and CEO of Arkadin. “For this reason, we are extending our video capability by partnering with Vidyo to complement our existing voice and web offerings.  This will enable our customers’ productivity by allowing them to work from anywhere with natural and smooth video and audio interactions – taking another critical step towards unified communications.”

Olivier de Puymorin, Arkadin CEO

Olivier de Puymorin, Arkadin CEO

Over 3 million people per month use Arkadin Audio and Web Conferencing to meet remotely. The global company has operating centers in 26 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

“As  one of the world’s largest Conferencing Service Providers, Arkadin is a perfect partner for Vidyo, as we continue to expand  our international reach and shift the market toward innovative, next-generation solutions,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of Vidyo.

[Click here to read the full press release.]