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January 27, 2009

Vidyo Receives Frost & Sullivan 2009 Product of the Year Award

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Personal telepresence solutions provider, Vidyo has been awarded the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Product of the Year Award in the North American Conferencing and Collaboration Market.
The award recognizes the company’s achievement in introducing a new line of video conferencing products that leverages a new standard (H.264/SVC).
Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) recognizes Vidyo’s ability to provide videoconferencing technology that helps deliver high-definition (HD) video conferencing, even when using a public IP network.
With the successful introduction of a new line of products, Vidyo (News - Alert) is addressing emerging areas of opportunity and breaking the barriers to wide-scale video deployments, said Krithi Rao, industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan.
She expects that VidyoConferencing will bolster Vidyo's position in the market as desktop video becomes an important component of unified communications (UC).
“This award communicates to those considering video conferencing solutions in 2009 that Vidyo must be on their short list and further validates the importance of H.264 SVC as the new standard for high quality video communications,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO at Vidyo.
Using scalable video coding (SVC), Vidyo's architecture allows applications to adapt to varying network conditions, including packet loss, fluctuating network bandwidth, and network delay. The award proclamation said that this approach has the potential to remove the barrier to large-scale adoption of video.
Also, according to the proclamation, the new architecture for video conferencing based upon routing encoded packets to deliver rate-matching while adapting to bandwidth fluctuations, allows the elimination of transcoding for a multipoint conference.
Moreover, Vidyo's products and technology impact the overall video conferencing market but more specifically the desktop videoconferencing software market. The proclamation cited that company’s technology allows participants to join conferences from anywhere, on any system and any connection.
The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product of the Year is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in new product development.
The award recognizes Vidyo’s introduction of a broad line emerging products and technologies, with the degree of innovation, competitive advantage, and marketplace acceptance playing major roles in the decision process.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart

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