Vidyo Unveils HD Video Conferencing System for SMBs

Vidyo Inc. has introduced a HD video conferencing system that enables SMBs to communicate in HD quality, through desktop and room system video communications. As the demand increases for companies of all sizes to implement “telework” strategies to reduce travel time and expense and facilitate more collaborative solutions, VidyoOne offers SMBs the first affordable HD multiparty video conferencing alternative, the company said.

“Everyone needs video conferencing, but traditionally it was too expensive or too low quality,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO of Vidyo. “Our existing software bundles changed the pricing landscape for large deployments, and now we are extending the same quality and cost advantage to SMBs with the VidyoOne appliance.”

VidyoConferencing enables endpoints to interoperate seamlessly between HD room systems, PCs and laptops within the same video conference using the Internet instead of dedicated networks. VidyoDesktop clients allow people to join a conference from their home office or from their laptop, wherever they are. VidyoConferencing has been uniquely designed for use over converged IP networks, yet it achieves a level of video quality unequaled by video conferencing solutions that require dedicated bandwidth for peak performance, the company said.

The VidyoOne package includes all of the Vidyo components needed to deploy VidyoConferencing in a small-to-medium-size organization, all contained within a single, compact 1U appliance. This includes a VidyoRouter, VidyoPortal, VidyoDesktop downloads and multipoint conferencing ports. The VidyoOne appliance may currently be purchased with five ports and 25 user seats for $7,000 or with 10 ports and 50 user seats for $14,000. The price includes server hardware and perpetual software licenses. VidyoOne includes an investment protection plan that offers to customers requiring additional capacity the option to return their VidyoOne package within one year of the date purchased for full credit toward the purchase of an expandable VidyoConferencing system.

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