SOURCE: Vidyo, Inc.

June 18, 2008 07:30 ET

Vidyo™ and Digital Video Enterprises Partner to Expand Telepresence Options

Companies Present Telepresence Solutions This Week at InfoComm O8

HACKENSACK, NJ and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, and Digital Video Enterprises (DVE), a leading telepresence solution provider, today 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. In addition, DVE's Telepresence 50 systems for group conferencing and DVE's executive telepresence system for offices will integrate with a Scalable Video Coding (SVC) based infrastructure service supported by Vidyo technology.

"The Vidyo SVC technology is a breakthrough for video conferencing and allows DVE to reach a broader range of customers," said Jeff Machtig, Co-Founder of DVE. "By using VidyoTechnology™, DVE will be able to offer its enterprise customers an infrastructure service offering for telepresence, which is something that we have not been able to do until now."

Vidyo is the first company to license technology and deliver products built upon an entirely new video conferencing architecture that utilizes the recently approved H.264/SVC video compression standard. It delivers unparalleled video quality over unreliable networks including the Internet. DVE's patented technologies have upgraded traditional video conferencing into an experience that truly simulates being there in person. This is achieved, in part, by optically concealed cameras positioned behind the images on the display screens that enable "direct eye contact" between conference participants.

"The partnership with DVE will enable customers to deploy VidyoConferencing that spans the true eye-to-eye contact telepresence integrated with HD desktop and room systems and work over converged IP networks," said Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo CEO. "We are excited to have a recognized innovator and leader in telepresence solutions select Vidyo to deliver a broad infrastructure service."

The combined solution from Vidyo and DVE can be seen at the InfoComm Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Central Hall 3, June 18th-20th and Booth C3066.

About Vidyo, Inc.

Vidyo, Inc., headquartered in Hackensack, NJ, is making personal telepresence a reality. Comprised of some of the industry's best engineers, Vidyo has developed the first new video conferencing architecture in decades. Vidyo enables people to communicate effectively by using HD quality video from wherever they happen to be. VidyoConferencing is easy and affordable to use by anyone whenever they want, and deploys simply over any IP network. Leveraging Vidyo's unique intellectual property built upon the new H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) standard, Vidyo delivers the industry's best resilience and lowest latency video conferencing over converged IP networks. Vidyo's technology for OEMs and end-to-end product solutions for organizations are able to support point-to-point and multi-point connections that include a variety of different platforms ranging from Mac & Windows desktops to dedicated room solutions. Learn more at

About DVE

Digital Video Enterprises, Inc. is the world's leader in True Telepresence conferencing. Traditional videoconferencing has been proven to be a poor communication medium, because of the unnatural and awkward experience it provides. DVE's patented technologies have transformed the mediocrity of traditional videoconferencing into an experience that truly simulates being there in person. This is achieved, in part, by optically concealed cameras behind the images on the display screens. Coupled with next generation hardware and software that provide true DVD and HD quality images, the experience finally fulfills the promise of effective visual collaboration. These unique experiences are defined by DVE as "True Telepresence" and represent an entire new medium for human communication over distance. DVE's technologies have been deployed around the globe by leaders in the entertainment industry, financial sector, healthcare, K-12, higher education, and major corporations. For additional Information call (949) 347-9166 or visit the DVE website at

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