|[January 30, 2013]
Roche Turkey Selects Vidyo to Significantly Reduce Travel, Costs and Enhance Productivity
HACKENSACK, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that
its award-winning video communications and collaboration solution was
chosen by Roche Turkey, a subsidiary of the multinational healthcare
company Roche Group. Vidyo's (News - Alert) solution was selected over a variety of
other platforms, and was chosen primarily because it delivers superior
quality video over standard IP networks, including the Internet, 4G and
LTE (News - Alert) and delivers seamless connectivity between room systems, desktops,
laptops and mobile devices.
Prior to using Vidyo, Roche Turkey district managers had to routinely
travel to headquarters in Istanbul. "Our employees often had to fly in
the day before a meeting or stay overnight because of changeable flight
schedules," said Yavuz Sanes, IT Site Head Turkey, Roche Turkey. "Travel
is not only tiring and stressful, but costly in terms of time and money.
Our managers are greatly enthusiastic over Vidyo's many different
benefits. They have commented many times about how easy and efficient
meetings have become through the use of Vidyo."
To find the best video communications solution, Roche contracted Vitel,
a highly regarded Systems Integrator in Turkey. "Vitel provided
essential assistance during all phases of the project, from vendor
selection to implementation," said Sanes.
Throughout the entire Roche organization, and especially at Roche
Turkey, innovation and sustainability are key goals. In September, 2012,
Roche was recognized the most sustainable healthcare company in the
world, topping the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), for the fourth
year in a row. The DJSI World and DJSI Europe Indexes track the
performance of the leading sustainability companies based on
environmental, social and economic performance. "Vidyo was a natural
choice for Roche," said Sanes. "The Vidyo platform is perfectly in line
with the high value our oranization places on environmental issues,
because of Vidyo's unique ability to enable our employees to meet and
conduct business from wherever they are, whenever they want, without the
negative environmental impact of travel."
The fact that Vidyo allows Roche Turkey employees to access
telepresence-quality video communications over an iPad using VidyoMobile™,
has been one of the most noteworthy benefits to the company. In August
of 2011, Roche distributed iPads to its field force of 200 people and
since that time, they have needed only one single device for all of
their communications needs. They are able to connect to conferences from
wherever they are -- over the Internet, 4G and even 3G, when corporate
networks are not available. According to Roche Turkey's calculations, in
2011, seven hundred employees participated in 216 video conferences
eliminating the need for 447,000 kilometers of flight travel and 31,000
kilometers of road travel. Roche Turkey also asserts that by switching
to Vidyo, transportation related risks for employees were reduced.
"Vidyo has again demonstrated the ease and value of its
telepresence-quality video communications platform, delivering
significant benefits," said Eric LeGuiniec, VP and General Manager EMEA
at Vidyo. "Roche Turkey is now able to conduct its business more
effectively and increase the productivity of their employees by using
Vidyo as the solution facilitates high-quality, natural visual
communication on whatever device is convenient to Roche employees,
regardless of location."
The Vidyo Difference
The Vidyo communication and collaboration platform is software-based,
highly flexible and can be easily customized for individual enterprise
and vertical market video conferencing needs. The VidyoRouter™
is based on the company's patented Adaptive Video Layering architecture
and leverages the standard based Scalable Video Coding (SVC) technology.
It eliminates the MCU and offers unprecedented error resiliency, low
latency and rate matching enabling natural, affordable, high quality
video to work over the Internet, LTE, 3G and 4G networks. The Vidyo
platform allows users to quickly leverage the latest hardware
innovations and new consumer devices, making it uniquely attractive to
partners. Vidyo has been active driving H.264 SVC, HEVC and SIP
videoconferencing interoperability in various standards bodies since
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence (News - Alert) enabling natural, HD
multi-point videoconferences on tablets and smart phones, PCs and Macs,
room systems, gateways that interoperate with H.323 and SIP endpoints,
telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based visual communications
solutions. Learn more at www.vidyo.com,
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