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 Joins Forces with Italian Police to Help Heighten Security for Verona Citizens

Verona, Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Italy.

Though it’s hard to imagine any criminal element in such a pastoral setting, as in any global city of interest and importance, Verona depends on national and regional law enforcement to keep crime at a minimum and provide a safe, secure environment for its citizens and visitors.

Last year, Questura di Verona – the police department of Verona – recognized they needed to find a way to synchronize and collaborate with other law enforcement agencies during criminal investigations and in day-to-day interactions. They needed to create a single virtual communications center where the different regional police forces could exchange important information and be in continual visual and audio contact. After thoroughly investigating all of the evidence, they chose Vidyo.

According to Dr. Vincenzo Stingone, the Head of Questura di Verona, “We had a limited budget but high expectations of what we wanted in a videoconferencing system. It was important that the quality of the video and audio was extremely good and that anyone, no matter where they were located, could connect to the communications system. We looked at other solutions, but they were not only too expensive, but also did not deliver the quality and the ease-of-use and access over the Internet that is possible with Vidyo.

Dr Vincenzo Stingone, Head of Questura di Verona

Our ‘virtual operations room’ has been a huge success throughout the law enforcement groups in our region. We have been using Vidyo 24/7 every day since it was first deployed. It has dramatically improved communications and reduced costs associated with our criminal investigations and beyond. The amount of time we had to travel to meet at the various locations has been hugely decreased since a much lower number of physical meetings are required to manage daily operations.”

Case closed.

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