Partnership Between Hewlett Packard and Vidyo

Partnership between HP and VidyoHewlett Packard and a software-based videoconferencing solution provider, Vidyo, announced an agreement between the two companies in order to expand the Halo portfolio of Hewlett Packard to include conference room and desktop endpoints that will run on enterprise networks.

The new visual collaboration solutions branded with Hewlett Packard will offer the delivery of high-quality video experiences while operating on a lower total cost of ownership infrastructure.

These solutions will be fully “interoperable” with the traditional videoconferencing endpoints and current Halo Studio, and also available through channel partners and Hewlett Packard

The offerings are going to use the complete VidyoConferencing line of Vidyo software-based, ran on Hewlett Packard servers, Desktop and Room System-based solutions, which are going to dramatically reduce the requirements of the network and video infrastructure of the customer, and deliver high-quality and high-definition video.

Vice President and General Manager of Halo Telepresence Solutions at Hewlett Packard, Rob Scott, said that Companies need a complete portfolio of endpoint solutions, including video at the desktop on mobile devices and in conference rooms, so they can collaborate more effectively. He also stated that together with Vidyo, they will provide customers with quality desktop and conference room video experiences that run over the internet or wireless networks are highly reliable and can seamlessly connect to their existing high-end video collaboration offerings.

The adaptive codec, H.264 Scalable Video Coding, can ensure a reliable video experience on networks with best effort. The Technology of Vidyo is able to optimize this video experience for the user with this particular codec, in order to eliminate the need for a costly multipoint control unit.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vidyo, Ofer Shapiro, said that Vidyo and HP will offer a set of solution that will bring together the best aspects in high-end videoconferencing whether at the desktop, in conference rooms or in Halo studios. He also said that Vidyo looks forward to partnering with HP to help enterprises achieve new efficiencies in global video collaboration from this software-based architecture.

The solutions offered by Hewlett Packard will include an executive desktop solution running on a Hewlett Packard TouchSmart PC. Hewlett Packard and Vidyo will begin jointly marketing these solutions later this year.

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