Update to our hosted Vidyo Conference Service

We recently completed an update to our hosted Vidyo conferencing services.  The latest version by Vidyo brings HD video conferencing to your mobile device, allows you to stream media during your meetings & includes support for Linux users.  Learn more about some of the exciting new features now available:

Vidyo Mobile

iPad and iPhone

You can now access VidyoMobile for iOS through the Apple apps store. This does not yet allow guest access, so is only for registered users.

Android

We are now participating in the Android beta. You can download VidyoMobile at the Android marketplace. This does not yet allow guest access, so is only for registered users.

Linux Support!

We are now participating in the Linux beta. Ubuntu is the primary platform, but it may work on other Linux clients as well. Simply access your portal or a guest invitation link from a Linux machine and download the client.

Display Names

You can now display names of other participants in your conference.

a.      Click the configuration icon

b.      Select Options

c.       Check Show Participants Names

Configure Playback Device

Also under Options, you can select which of your playback devices rings when you have an incoming call.

Vidyo Media Player

There is now a Vidyo Media Player that allows you to stream media through your video conference.  Click here for the player and the quick reference guide for using it.

Place direct video calls from your system tray

 You can now place calls directly from your systray icon (windows) by right clicking.

a.      Start my meeting takes you directly to your meeting room

b.      Place a call brings up the portal allowing you to call someone else, just as if you had logged in on the web.

Check out the latest reference guide to get up to speed.  Learn more about our video conference services.

 

 

VidyoOne™ brings telepresence to small business

Our hosted Vidyo services now include, VidyoOne™, which provides your company with a dedicated portal to manage your video conferencing requirements.  The VidyoOne™ telepresence service empowers your company with high availability hd video conferencing.  Using the central VidyoPortal, you can quickly initiate impromptu meetings or video conference with multiple participants.

What is VidyoOne™?

VidyoOne™ is a packaged solution by Vidyo Inc, which bundles their VidyoRouter appliance, lifetime licences & the VidyoPortal, all available at a low entry level price.  Not only do you have the ability to multi-party video conference, your also enabling staff to collaborate virtually in high definition meeting rooms, directly from your desktop!

Administration Functions: VidyoOne Portal

  • Secure login
  • Create & manage user accounts
  • Create & manage public & private meeting rooms
  • Manage permission groups
  • View system & client status
  • Moderate in-progress meetings
  • Exportable call detail records

 User Management Functions: Vidyo Meeting Interface

  • Secure login
  • Initiate a meeting
  • Join a meeting
  • Initiate a direct call
  • Search intelligent directory
  • Browse meetings & users
  • Mute or remove participant from own meeting
  • Invite participants with guest link (for subscribed & non-subscribed users)
  • Manage personal speed dial list
  • Manage personal account settings & preferences

Optional Add-on's: 

  • VidyoRoom - allows you to install a dedicated VidyoRoom appliance in your boardroom, which can also plug and play with any LCD screen
  • VidyoGateway™ (H323 & SIP Connectivity) - allows you to connect video conferencing legacy systems
  • Microsoft Office Communicator - integration available

VidyoOne™ Service Packages

Along with your purchase of VidyoOne, we provide high availability hosting.  Your company will receive access to their own dedicated VidyoOne portal, full configuration, on-going "live" support, & updates. The simple user interface will make it easy for employees to login, view who's online, and initiate meetings, directly from your desktop.  Contact us for an estimate on hosting VidyoOne for your company.

 VidyoOne™ 5

  • Seats (Users): 25
  • Router Ports (Concurrent Conferencing Ports): 5 
  • Dedicated VidyoPortal for your business
  • High availability hosting & monthly bandwidth
  • Live Support, patches, upgrades & maintenance
  • Online Training (on-site training & set-up available)

Perpetual one-time license - $7,000*

Monthly hosting costs - contact us for quote

VidyoOne™ 10

  • Seats (Users): 50
  • Router Ports (Concurrent Conferencing Ports): 10 
  • Dedicated VidyoPortal for your business
  • High availability hosting & monthly bandwidth
  • Live Support, patches, upgrades & maintenance
  • Online Training (on-site training & set-up available)

Perpetual one-time license - $14,000*

Monthly hosting costs - contact us for a quote

* Price in USD & subject to change, does not include applicable taxes.  

Note:

Direct point to point video conferencing does not consume the router ports (as mentioned above).  For example with the VidyoOne 5, you could have one multi-point video conference with 5 participants, plus multiple point to point calls happening simultaneously.  Up to the number of seats available.

What makes Vidyo unique?

If Vidyo is new to you, the first area to understand is their patented technology, Scalable Video Coding (SVC).  Vidyo's award winning telepresence systems, have been designed from the ground up to scale accordingly to each unique connection.  This has enabled the product to support users joining from the desktop or laptop PC, and still take part in a high quality telepresence experience.  

Demo of Vidyo hd video conferencing system:

In this recorded demo, Marty Hollander, SVP of Marketing at Vidyo, walks you through the value of Vidyo, & demonstrates how multi party video conferencing works intelligently during your online meetings.

How to learn more?

To learn more about the VidyoOne services, contact us to schedule an online demo.  Join a meeting first hand to see the level of quality possible from your desktop!

 

 

Video Conferencing vs. Travel

I was just reading an article from Small Business Labs, about saving time, money & the environment, all from considering video conferencing over travel. There are three points that are made in the blog post, that definitely resonate, and provide motivation for any company to consider:

1. Video Conferencing Saves Time:

According to the Travel Industry Association of America the average business trip last 3.3 days and the average business traveler takes 5.4 trips per year.

2. Video Conferencing Saves Money:

According to American Express, the average business trip costs $1,110 in T&E expenses.

3. Video Conferencing is Green:

The Nature Conservancy recommends video conferencing as one of their top 10 tips for saving the climate. Jet's are heavy emitters of CO2 and produce 12% of all transportation related greenhouse gases.

Now it's probably not realistic to assume that all business travel will cease to exist starting tomorrow, however, with all the benefits for video conferencing over travel, it would be hard for companies not to take seriously.  If you consider the first point, and the average business trips we're reduced by 50% and supplemented with video conferencing, the effects from this decision could be felt throughout the company and our environment.  

Obviously, I have a biased opinion, as my intentions are to sell you our video conferencing service. Never the less, it is nice to read articles about the benefits of video conferencing over travel, as it reminds me of the impact this solution can immediately have all around you.  

My pitch...

I would consider our video conferencing service from Batipi, for the following reasons: 

  • Powered by Vidyo (the latest in video conferencing technology)
  • No hardware installation required
  • Pay one low monthly subscription
  • Available 24/7
  • Minimum requirement: Webcam & desktop microphone or USB Headset

 

 

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