mobile video conferencing

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.

 

 

Vidyo's Mobile video conferencing coming soon

Vidyo just announced their mobile video conferencing option to be released soon. Vidyo reports this option is ready for release and has been in use by a telecom network (Elisa Corporation) in Finland throughout 2010.

It looks like support will be available for iphone, android devices, along with tablets like the iPad & Samsung Galaxy devices.

Vidyo has been developing award winning, video conference products based on the SVC (Scalable Video Conferencing) concept. Essentially, the technology will adjust the video conference experience for each participant. This process has proved to be successful, when considering participants joining via the desktop, from various locations & networks. With Vidyo's technology it will auto-adjust how much data a user can accept at any given moment, and scale the experience accordingly, however, always delivering the most important parts, such as, the active speakers. Its very impressive, and is different from traditional products that would scale the whole experience down to the lowest common denominator (eg. the participant with lowest capacity/connection).

With their upcoming release for mobile video conferencing, it will be interesting to see if Vidyo's SVC based technology, provides a similar experience from the mobile device, and maintain a high level of quality.  From the demonstrations of VidyoMobile, the concept looks great, and recently they we're also awarded a finalist at the Best of Interop, Collaboration category.  VidyoMobile also won the 2011 mobile video conferencing award at CTIA.

Vidyo Demo on iPad 2

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