Vidyo, Adobe To Demo Telepresence Plug-In - InformationWeek
Government // Enterprise Architecture
04:54 PM

Vidyo, Adobe To Demo Telepresence Plug-In

The plug-in will allow users to launch telepresence-quality Vidyo conferencing within an Adobe Connect session.

12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors
(click image for larger view)
12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors
Vidyo and Adobe are preparing a plug-in that is capable of launching telepresence-quality Vidyo conferencing within an Adobe Connect session. A demo of the collaborative plug-in will be presented by both firms at the annual 2010 Educause Conference in Anaheim October 13-15.

Vidyo's inexpensive telepresence use of the H.264 SVC standard has propelled its service over the Internet. The demo of the latest collaboration will show the integration of Adobe's "instant access" intuitive software with Vidyo's multiparty video communications application.

"This is a new collaboration -- not yet a product -- but heading in that direction," said a spokesperson for Vidyo of a potentially potent Vidyo-Adobe partnership.

Vidyo has made a fast and successful invasion into the education market, gaining acceptance in learning centers, universities and among K-12 educations because of its low-cost while Adobe Connect is a well-established suite of web conferencing software that allows users to share presentations from their desktops.

"With a single click, our two award-winning products can be easily integrated to provide learning institutions and training centers with a powerful new collaboration tool," said Guillaume Privat, director of product management at Adobe Connect, in a statement. "We look forward to our continued partnership with Vidyo."

The phenomenon of consumer videoconferencing has undergone a rapid hockey stick take-off in recent weeks and months often led by Vidyo, but also attracting advanced teleconferencing players, too. Cisco and Logitech, for instance, have announced major forays into the market in recent days. Market researchers have suggested the boom in tablet computers will continue to fuel consumer videoconferencing and telepresence activities.

Vidyo maintains it has a time-to-market advantage because of its H.264/Scalable Video Coding, which delivers top error resilience and low latency videoconferencing over the Internet.

"Working with established leaders such as Adobe, allows Vidyo to offer innovative, integrated solutions," said Amnon Gavish, senior vice president of vertical solutions at Vidyo.


Vidyo Launches Inexpensive Cloud Based Broadcast Suite

Vidyo Launches Healthcare Telepresence

HP, Vidyo Partner On Videoconferencing

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Digital Transformation Myths & Truths
Transformation is on every IT organization's to-do list, but effectively transforming IT means a major shift in technology as well as business models and culture. In this IT Trend Report, we examine some of the misconceptions of digital transformation and look at steps you can take to succeed technically and culturally.
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll