Vidyo, Inc., today announced that Vidyoâ€™s innovative software platform will power Wii Uâ„˘ Chat, a video communication service that is included with every Wii U console.
Online PR News – 23-November-2012 – Hackensack, NJ – Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that Vidyoâ€™s innovative software platform will power Wii Uâ„˘ Chat, a video communication service that is included with every Wii U console. Vidyoâ€™s open platform allows game developers to easily embed video chat into their games. This announcement represents both a major step towards mass consumer adoption of video as a mainstream communication modality and further validation of Vidyoâ€™s powerful software platform as the fabric of visual communication.
â€śVidyo provided Nintendo with a video solution that adapts to changing network conditions while being easy for consumers to use from the comfort of their living rooms,â€ť said Genyo Takeda, General Manager, Integrated Research & Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd. â€śVidyoâ€™s software delivers both quality and performance and is easily integrated into Nintendoâ€™s technology.â€ť
â€śThis is an unprecedented opportunity for both Vidyo and Nintendo,â€ť said Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder at Vidyo. â€śThrough this collaboration, weâ€™ll be adding Wii U consoles to the pool of Vidyo enabled systems which will build critical mass around Vidyoâ€™s scalable architecture and software platform. With major players in a variety of industries selecting Vidyoâ€™s software platform, including Google, Ricoh and Philips, we are changing the way people communicate visually in every facet of their lives. We are excited to have Nintendo, one of the most well-known companies in the world, also using our technology. Vidyo is the leader in business video communication and this partnership with Nintendo further extends and validates our leadership in the consumer market.â€ť
Vidyoâ€™s architecture and software platform have changed the economics and usage models for visual communications. Markets where video was previously seen as economically or technically unfeasible are now reachable via Vidyoâ€™s innovative software platform. Previous attempts to bring video into the living room have failed â€“ due to high price points, complicated deployments and purpose-built hardware. To learn more, click here.
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 VidyoRouterâ„˘ is based on the companyâ€™s patented Adaptive Video Layering architecture and leverages the standard based Scalable Video Coding (SVC) â€“ technology. It eliminates the MCU and offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency and rate matching enabling natural, affordable, high quality video to work over the Internet, LTE, 3G and 4G networks. The Vidyo 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, HEVC and SIP videoconferencing interoperability in various standards bodies since 2005.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point videoconferences on tablets, smart phones, PCs and Macs, room systems, gateways, telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based broadcast solutions. Headquartered in the US, with 12 additional international offices, the company has more than 250 employees and has to date raised $99M. Learn more at www.vidyo.com, on the Blog at http://blog.vidyo.com/ or follow vidyo on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vidyo.