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ShoreTel Licenses VidyoTechnology


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August 05, 2008

ShoreTel Licenses VidyoTechnology

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Hackensack, New Jersey-based Vidyo has said that ShoreTel (News - Alert) is the “first” unified communications company to bring to market products using VidyoTechnology.

VidyoTechnology is based on the video compression standard, H.264/ Scalable Video Coding (SVC), which enables a video stream to be broken into multiple resolutions, quality levels and bit rates.
With this capability and Vidyo's (News - Alert) intellectual property, VidyoTechnology offers “error resiliency” while eliminating the MCU.
Officials said that VidyoTechnology offers equipment vendors and solution providers the ability to integrate better point-to-point and multipoint video communication capabilities into their broader-based offerings.
The first video multipoint solution, VidyoRouter delivers rate matching and continuous presence capabilities without requiring additional video encode and decode. Officials pointed out that this capability allows for half of the end-to-end delay of MCU-based solutions.
Moreover, the VidyoRouter can support multiple resolutions and frame rates for every endpoint
According to officials, the latest release of ShoreTel’s unified communications system, release 8.0, is taking advantage of Vidyo's technology utilizing the latest enhancement to the H.264/SVC.
Vidyo's technology enables ShoreTel to provide “video and network resiliency at an attractive cost” to every desktop, including remote workers.
Ofer Shapiro, CEO at Vidyo, remarked that VidyoTechnology allows unified communication vendors to offer “better” video quality at lower price points than traditional solutions.
In June, Vidyo, and Digital Video Enterprises (DVE), a telepresence solution provider, announced that they will be partnering to provide new and existing customers a scalable video codec option that combines telepresence rooms with HD desktop video conferencing.
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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