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Vidyo

Vidyo, Inc., founded as Layered Media, now part of Enghouse systems provides software-based collaboration technology and product-based visual communication products. The company's VidyoConferencing products are the first in the videoconferencing industry to take advantage of the H.264 standard for video compression, Scalable Video Coding (SVC).

Vidyo, Inc.
TypePrivately Held
IndustryVideo Communications,
Founded2005; 16 years ago (2005)
HeadquartersHackensack, New Jersey
Key people
Reuben Tozman (General Manager), Dr. Alex Eleftheriadis (Chief Scientist & Co-Founder)
ProductsPersonal Telepresence systems, embedded video communications, videoconferencing endpoints & infrastructure, video chat, cloud services and APIs
Revenue $60 Million(2019)
Number of employees
120
Websitewww.vidyo.com

The firm's implementation of this technology enables video communication across general purpose IP networks.

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Vidyo was founded by Ofer Shapiro, who had developed the first IP video conferencing bridge and programmable gatekeeper technology at Radvision. He left Radvision in early 2004 to develop improved video conferencing networks. Packet loss and latency that accompanies general purpose IP networks posed significant challenges to the existing systems. Costly dedicated networks and expensive Multipoint Control Units (MCU), which exacerbated delay due to transcoding or forced all endpoints to conform to the least common denominator endpoint quality, were the only products the industry had to offer at that time. He realized that to take advantage of state of the art H.264 compression technology, the fundamental technology behind video conferencing systems had to change Shapiro's efforts resulted in a paradigm shift for the video conferencing industry - a new system architecture. It was based upon Scalable Video Coding (SVC) which allowed for error resiliency which was absent in monolithic encoding schemes that were common throughout the industry. Implementation of SVC for only some system components offered little value. The full benefit of SVC required re-designing both the endpoint (client) and MCU (server), a costly and time-consuming proposition for incumbent providers of video conferencing systems. Unencumbered by a legacy product line, Shapiro developed a new architecture in which the MCU was replaced with a low-cost router and all of the encoding and decoding was done at the end points.

At the end of 2004, Shapiro obtained support from Avery More in early 2005; and secured seed funding by October 2005, led by on Bayless of Sevin Rosen Funds. Operating in stealth mode through the beginning of 2007, Shapiro's team created a video conferencing product with HD quality video, that effectively addressed the interactivity inhibiting delay common in legacy systems, and enabled each end point to send and receive at its highest quality levels, irrespective of the other end points and the network. Layered Media licensed its technology to its first OEM customers early in 2007.

In June 2007 Layered Media secured series B funding, with Rho Ventures joining in to lead the round. Shortly after Layered Media changed its name to Vidyo, Inc.

By the beginning of 2008, Vidyo emerged from stealth mode with a product offering for the enterprise market and an annual licensing price model which lowered the start up cost barrier for organizations looking to implement a video conferencing solution.

In the first quarter of 2009, Vidyo raised another round of funding, led by Menlo Ventures joining Rho Ventures, Sevin Rosen Funds, and Star Ventures.

In early April 2010, the company announced another $25 million from their Series C round of financing, bringing the total amount of capital raised by the company to $63 million since its founding in 2005. All existing investors, Menlo Ventures, Rho Ventures, Sevin Rosen Funds and Star Ventures, participated in the round, which was led by Four Rivers Group.

In May 2010, Vidyo launched its Software Development Kit (SDK), enabling developers to build multipoint video conferencing applications into Android and Moblin-based smart phones and tablets running Intel Atom Processor Z6xx series-based platforms (formerly Moorestown) and on ARM processor-based platforms.

In June 2010, at Infocomm in Las Vegas, Vidyo demonstrated the first videoconferencing system to attain 1440p (decode), at 2560 x 1440p resolution, in an HD multiparty video conference via general purpose IP networks.

A few days later, the company announced a partnership with HP to expand the HP Halo portfolio to include conference room and desktop endpoints that run on enterprise networks.

In May 2012, Vidyo announced a fourth round of funding securing $22.5 million bringing the total amount invested to $97 million.

In April 2013, Vidyo announced a fifth round of funding securing $17.1 million bringing the total amount invested to $116 million.

In March 2016, Vidyo integration was added to KioWare Kiosk System Software, creating a video conferencing kiosk solution.

On May 15th, 2019 it was announced that Vidyo, Inc. was acquired by Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH) for a purchase price of approximately $40 million. Vidyo's current annual revenue is approximately $60 million.

Video-chat service for Nintendo's Wii U game console was co-developed with Vidyo, Nintendo European Research & Development and Nintendo Software and Nintendo Software Technology. VidyoRouter is an appliance that performs the packet-switching function. The VidyoPortal is a Web-based environment used to access and manage the VidyoConferencing system and accounts from anywhere with internet access. VidyoDesktop is a software-based endpoint, managed via VidyoPortal, able to support HD quality video. HD-200 is a High Definition room system endpoint. The HD-100 is an entry level High Definition room system endpoint. Both of these products are managed by the VidyoPortal and interoperate with VidyoDesktop users.

VidyoGateway is an appliance used to connect legacy video conferencing systems with the VidyoConferencing network. The VidyoCampus Program is used by colleges and universities to deploy the system to every desktop throughout their collaboration community. VidyoHealth is a scalable high-definition telemedicine product that uses the public Internet and existing general purpose IP networks at medical facilities for doctor-patient and doctor-doctor interactions.

  1. "Google Taps Vidyo For Enterprise Hangouts" Forbes. February 6, 2014.
  2. Interview with Dr.Thomas Wiegand on SVC
  3. Vidyo, Inc.
  4. Vidyo Management Profiles
  5. Ofer Shapiro, ITU-T Standards Modification Request, February 1997
  6. Andrew W. Davis,"One on One with Layered Media CEO Ofer Shapiro," The Wainhouse Research Bulletin, Vol.7#31, August 31, 2006
  7. Eureka Ventures Profiles
  8. Jon Bayless Profile
  9. Vidyo Series B Funding Press Release
  10. Heather Clancy, "Meet Via Video," Entrepreneur.com, December 2008
  11. Andrew W. Davis,"Vidyo Emerges from Stealth Mode," The Wainhouse Research Bulletin, Vol.9#4, January 31, 2008
  12. "Andrew R. Hickey, "Vidyo Secures $15M in Funding," Channel Web, March 5, 2009". Archived from the original on February 24, 2010. RetrievedJuly 1, 2011.
  13. HP: Vidyo Alliance Previews Major Video Channel Offensive
  14. http://allthingsd.com/20120522/vidyo-series-d-just-rose-to-97-million-thanks-to-juniper-networks/
  15. http://allthingsd.com/20130422/vidyo-raises-17-million-in-round-led-by-triangle-peak/
  16. "Video Conferencing Kiosks". Kioware.com. Retrieved2017-12-10.
  17. "Enghouse Systems Acquires Vidyo, Inc"(PDF).

Vidyo
Vidyo Language Watch Edit Vidyo Inc founded as Layered Media now part of Enghouse systems provides software based collaboration technology and product based visual communication products 1 The company s VidyoConferencing products are the first in the videoconferencing industry to take advantage of the H 264 standard for video compression Scalable Video Coding SVC 2 Vidyo Inc TypePrivately HeldIndustryVideo Communications Founded2005 16 years ago 2005 HeadquartersHackensack New JerseyKey peopleReuben Tozman General Manager Dr Alex Eleftheriadis Chief Scientist amp Co Founder ProductsPersonal Telepresence systems embedded video communications videoconferencing endpoints amp infrastructure video chat cloud services and APIsRevenue 60 Million 2019 Number of employees120Websitewww vidyo com The firm s implementation of this technology enables video communication across general purpose IP networks 3 Contents 1 History 2 Products 3 References 4 External linksHistory EditVidyo was founded by Ofer Shapiro 4 who had developed the first IP video conferencing bridge and programmable gatekeeper technology at Radvision 5 He left Radvision in early 2004 to develop improved video conferencing networks Packet loss and latency that accompanies general purpose IP networks posed significant challenges to the existing systems Costly dedicated networks and expensive Multipoint Control Units MCU which exacerbated delay due to transcoding or forced all endpoints to conform to the least common denominator endpoint quality were the only products the industry had to offer at that time He realized that to take advantage of state of the art H 264 compression technology the fundamental technology behind video conferencing systems had to change Shapiro s efforts resulted in a paradigm shift for the video conferencing industry a new system architecture It was based upon Scalable Video Coding SVC which allowed for error resiliency which was absent in monolithic encoding schemes that were common throughout the industry 6 Implementation of SVC for only some system components offered little value The full benefit of SVC required re designing both the endpoint client and MCU server a costly and time consuming proposition for incumbent providers of video conferencing systems Unencumbered by a legacy product line Shapiro developed a new architecture in which the MCU was replaced with a low cost router and all of the encoding and decoding was done at the end points At the end of 2004 Shapiro obtained support from Avery More 7 in early 2005 and secured seed funding by October 2005 led by on Bayless 8 of Sevin Rosen Funds Operating in stealth mode through the beginning of 2007 Shapiro s team created a video conferencing product with HD quality video that effectively addressed the interactivity inhibiting delay common in legacy systems and enabled each end point to send and receive at its highest quality levels irrespective of the other end points and the network Layered Media licensed its technology to its first OEM customers early in 2007 In June 2007 Layered Media secured series B funding 9 10 with Rho Ventures joining in to lead the round Shortly after Layered Media changed its name to Vidyo Inc By the beginning of 2008 Vidyo emerged from stealth mode with a product offering for the enterprise market and an annual licensing price model which lowered the start up cost barrier for organizations looking to implement a video conferencing solution 11 In the first quarter of 2009 Vidyo raised another round of funding led by Menlo Ventures joining Rho Ventures Sevin Rosen Funds and Star Ventures 12 In early April 2010 the company announced another 25 million from their Series C round of financing bringing the total amount of capital raised by the company to 63 million since its founding in 2005 All existing investors Menlo Ventures Rho Ventures Sevin Rosen Funds and Star Ventures participated in the round which was led by Four Rivers Group In May 2010 Vidyo launched its Software Development Kit SDK enabling developers to build multipoint video conferencing applications into Android and Moblin based smart phones and tablets running Intel Atom Processor Z6xx series based platforms formerly Moorestown and on ARM processor based platforms In June 2010 at Infocomm in Las Vegas Vidyo demonstrated the first videoconferencing system to attain 1440p decode at 2560 x 1440p resolution in an HD multiparty video conference via general purpose IP networks A few days later the company announced a partnership 13 with HP to expand the HP Halo portfolio to include conference room and desktop endpoints that run on enterprise networks In May 2012 Vidyo announced a fourth round of funding securing 22 5 million bringing the total amount invested to 97 million 14 In April 2013 Vidyo announced a fifth round of funding securing 17 1 million bringing the total amount invested to 116 million 15 In March 2016 Vidyo integration was added to KioWare Kiosk System Software creating a video conferencing kiosk solution 16 On May 15th 2019 it was announced that Vidyo Inc was acquired by Enghouse Systems Limited TSX ENGH for a purchase price of approximately 40 million Vidyo s current annual revenue is approximately 60 million 17 Products EditVideo chat service for Nintendo s Wii U game console was co developed with Vidyo Nintendo European Research amp Development and Nintendo Software and Nintendo Software Technology VidyoRouter is an appliance that performs the packet switching function The VidyoPortal is a Web based environment used to access and manage the VidyoConferencing system and accounts from anywhere with internet access VidyoDesktop is a software based endpoint managed via VidyoPortal able to support HD quality video HD 200 is a High Definition room system endpoint The HD 100 is an entry level High Definition room system endpoint Both of these products are managed by the VidyoPortal and interoperate with VidyoDesktop users VidyoGateway is an appliance used to connect legacy video conferencing systems with the VidyoConferencing network The VidyoCampus Program is used by colleges and universities to deploy the system to every desktop throughout their collaboration community VidyoHealth is a scalable high definition telemedicine product that uses the public Internet and existing general purpose IP networks at medical facilities for doctor patient and doctor doctor interactions References Edit Google Taps Vidyo For Enterprise Hangouts Forbes February 6 2014 Interview with Dr Thomas Wiegand on SVC Vidyo Inc Vidyo Management Profiles Ofer Shapiro ITU T Standards Modification Request February 1997 Andrew W Davis One on One with Layered Media CEO Ofer Shapiro The Wainhouse Research Bulletin Vol 7 31 August 31 2006 Eureka Ventures Profiles Jon Bayless Profile Vidyo Series B Funding Press Release Heather Clancy Meet Via Video Entrepreneur com December 2008 Andrew W Davis Vidyo Emerges from Stealth Mode The Wainhouse Research Bulletin Vol 9 4 January 31 2008 Andrew R Hickey Vidyo Secures 15M in Funding Channel Web March 5 2009 Archived from the original on February 24 2010 Retrieved July 1 2011 HP Vidyo Alliance Previews Major Video Channel Offensive http allthingsd com 20120522 vidyo series d just rose to 97 million thanks to juniper networks http allthingsd com 20130422 vidyo raises 17 million in round led by triangle peak Video Conferencing Kiosks Kioware com Retrieved 2017 12 10 Enghouse Systems Acquires Vidyo Inc PDF External links EditOfficial website VidyoCloud Vidyo io official website VidyoConnect VidyoEngage Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Vidyo amp oldid 1002818226, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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