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. Though we can’t verify this, we’d like to suggest that perhaps some of those “early adopters” were lined up for the new iPad because they knew that it would take no time at all before Vidyo would show the world how great video conferencing on an iPad 2 could be!
Yes, we know that iPad 2 owners may have to wait just a little longer to experience Vidyo’s HD (720p) multipoint video conferencing for themselves… but let it be known that Vidyo was, as always, the FIRST to demo HD multi-party video communications on an iPad 2.
The faster CPU of the iPad 2 and front and rear-facing cameras make it a platform that begs for HD multipoint video communication and collaboration. Vidyo was able to use its SDKs to enable the Apple iPad 2 to participate in high-definition 720p multipoint video conferencing within hours of general availability of the device!
Vidyo was demonstrated as the first TV quality multipoint conference on a smart phone during the keynote address at CES 2010. Since then, the Vidyo platform has expanded to support the iPad, iPhone 4, iPod, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S smart phone, the Google Nexus S, multiple other Android phones and tablets, utilizing the VidyoTechnology Software Development Kit (SDK) that is available to partners to create innovative applications.
Vidyo’s SDKs and APIs for mobile devices running Android, Windows and iOS operating systems are available today and are currently used by partners like Elisa of Finland, who released the first mobile multipoint video conference service on the Samsung Galaxy Tab and smart phone. Additional Vidyo-powered mobile offerings will be announced soon by partners.
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– Full Vidyo press release: “Vidyo Platform SDK Enables HD Multi-Party Video Conferencing on iPad 2, XOOM and Atrix”
– Vidyo Blog post with a video demo of VidyoConferencing on a Galaxy Tab: “Telepresence: Coming soon to a Galaxy Near You”
– Full Vidyo press release: “Elisa Corporation to Pilot First Multi-Party TV-Quality Video Conferencing on Smart Phones and Tablets”
– Full VidyoRouter Cloud Edition press release: “Vidyo Architecture Offers Unmatched Scalability and Economics for Large Enterprise and Carrier Video Conferencing”