SOURCE: Arkadin

Arkadin

April 01, 2014 09:15 ET

Arkadin Introduces New Hybrid Audio Feature Making Video Conferencing With Vidyo More Accessible From Both the Internet and a Standard Landline

Participants Join Video Meetings via Voice Over IP and/or Traditional Phone Service Resulting in Greater Adoption and ROI

PARIS--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Arkadin, one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announced today the introduction of Hybrid Audio for its Arkadin®Video™ powered by Vidyo® service. Hybrid Audio gives participants the option of joining the same video conference via internet-based [VoIP] audio that is built into the ArkadinVideo service simultaneously with participants calling from standard phone connections [PSTN conferencing]. This dual approach substantially expands the potential number of participants in a video conference, regardless of their audio equipment, computer, mobile device or telephone hardware, resulting in greater accessibility and productivity. 

"With video conferencing growing so rapidly, we're committed to providing customers with the widest set of options for driving value and ROI," said Arkadin Managing Director Thomas Valantin. "Hybrid Audio raises the bar by extending access to a greater number of people. If a participant prefers standard phone access for better audio stability, or if they are in a location where they don't have broadband, they now have the option to join the same conference call via a standard phone connection. Additionally, our ArkadinAnytime audio customers can easily add ArkadinVideo and join video conferences as simply as making an audio call."

Best-of-Both Worlds for Quality and Communication Efficiency

Arkadin's new generation Hybrid Audio with ArkadinVideo powered by Vidyo gives customers the best of audio and video technology for maximizing the outcomes of their video conferencing:

  • Unlimited access to conferences with Hybrid Audio: With the new Hybrid Audio feature seamlessly integrated with ArkadinVideo powered by Vidyo, meetings are always accessible, whether participants are at their desks, on the move or out of the moderator's company network. Internal and external guests can attend the same conference using telephone and online audio simultaneously. Thanks to access via Arkadin phone conferencing, users benefit from crystal-clear and stable communication with no latency or risk of audio degradation, regardless of the number of guests as network constraints are avoided. Hybrid Audio delivers a double benefit: telecom cost reduction from VoIP via ArkadinVideo and high quality audio from PSTN conferencing, resulting in more productive and cost-efficient day-to-day collaborations with partners, customers and remote employees.
  • Best-of-breed online video technology: Hosted on Arkadin's secure private cloud platform, Vidyo's HD conferencing offers intuitive one-click video calls that can be accessed through computers, room systems or mobile devices. The revolutionary Scalable Video Coding and Adaptive Video Layering technology deliver the highest video quality and lowest latency on the market at speeds 25x faster than traditional conferencing.

For more information: http://www.arkadin.com/us/our-solutions/video-conferencing

About Arkadin
Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of integrated audio, web, video and unified communications solutions. These services are delivered in the cloud for fast, scalable deployment and a high ROI. The company's global network of 53 operating centers in 32 countries has dedicated local support teams to service its 37,000 customers. As an NTT Communications Group company, Arkadin offers the most comprehensive collaboration and unified communications services for meeting customer needs around the world. For more information: www.arkadin.com