Ricoh Selects Vidyo for Unified Communications Platform

Ricoh will integrate Vidyo’s innovative, high definition, multiparty video conferencing platform into its new unified communications framework. As a result of this partnership, Ricoh will deliver Unified Communications (UC) solutions later this year based on Vidyo’s award-winning platform.

Ricoh’s new unified communications environment will enable users to collaborate using audio and video communications while sharing graphics, text and even handwritten documents. Ricoh expects the revenues from its UC business, the company’s first foray into video and audio communications, to reach $1.25B by 2015.

The first Vidyo-based Ricoh UC products to be launched this year will be a portable Unified Communications device and a similarly featured room system.

Ricoh’s selection of Vidyo is one more example of the market momentum behind Vidyo’s SVC based platform leadership.

Additional Vidyo technology partners include Google, HP Hitachi and others.