|[March 27, 2012]
Vidyo Ready to Test H.264 SVC Interoperability at IMTC SuperOp!
ORLANDO, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Enterprise Connect (News - Alert) - Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver
personal telepresence, today announced that it is ready to test H.264
and H.241 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) interoperability at the upcoming
IMTC SuperOp! interoperability test event. Interoperability has been a
key tenet of Vidyo's solution since it was introduced in 2008. The
development and rapid implementation of new industry-wide standards
demonstrates Vidyo's leadership and commitment to interoperability. Over
the years Vidyo has been a key contributor to the various SVC-related
standards within the ITU-T, the IETF and the UCI Forum.
The SuperOp! is an annual industry-wide interoperability test event
organized by the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (News - Alert)
(IMTC). It seeks to promote interoperability across a range of
technologies by allowing hands-on testing. Vidyo is a platinum sponsor
of the event this year.
Vidyo was the first company to bring videoconferencing products to
market based upon H.264 SVC. Today H.264 SVC is used in leading
solutions from industry giants such as Google (News - Alert), Ricoh and many others who
have licensed Vidyo's technology. Vidyo implemented the recently
standardized extension to the H.241 signaling standard to support H.264
SVC transmission. The H.241 standard is part of the H.300-series
terminal specifications (which includes H.323) and is used to establish
connections between such systems.
"The challenge facing the industry for organizations that use these
solutions, or others based upon H.264 SVC as they come to market in the
future, is to ensure that they can interoperate," said Dr. Alex
Eleftheriadis, co-founder and Chief Scientist, Vidyo. "We are excited
that SVC systems that are based on H.323 can now nteroperate. We worked
within the ITU-T for the development and eventual standardization of the
required H.241 SVC extensions, and today we are pleased to announce
their first implementation."
The availability of the H.241 SVC signaling specification means that
there is now at least one standardized framework that allows different
solutions that use H.264 SVC to communicate with each other in at least
select configurations. The upcoming IMTC SuperOp! in La Jolla,
California (April 14-20) will be the first event where such
interoperability can be tested. Vidyo invites all videoconferencing
vendors who have H.264 SVC implementations to join us at IMTC's SuperOp!
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 patented VidyoRouter™
architecture introduces Adaptive Video Layering, which dynamically
optimizes the video for each endpoint leveraging H.264 Scalable Video
Coding (SVC)-based compression technology and Vidyo's IP. Adaptive Video
Layering eliminates the MCU and offers unprecedented error resiliency,
low latency rate matching thus enabling natural, affordable,
high-quality video to work over the Internet, LTE (News - Alert) and 4G networks. The
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 and SIP
videoconferencing interoperability in various standards bodies since
2005 (including ITU-T, IMTC and the UCI Forum).
Today, legacy endpoints and MCU's can participate in any Vidyo
conference through the VidyoGateway™ appliance. This appliance works
with H.264 and H.263 media and SIP and H.323 signaling to enable
customers to retain the use of their legacy video conferencing
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 broadcast solutions.
Learn more at www.vidyo.com,
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