New VC service from Powwownow

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Powwownow has announced that the company will base its new premium video conferencing service on the Vidyo platform. Powwownow will deliver video conferencing  capabilities to customers over smart phones, tablets, desktops, room systems and immersive telepresence systems over the same infrastructure.

Powwownow has based its VC service on Vidyo Desktop and Vidyo Mobile.

The service runs on Vidyo’s software-based communication and collaboration platform, which delivers multipoint video conferencing over the Internet. Powwownow is offering VidyoDesktop,which supports PCs and Macs and which also makes use of the newly launched VidyoMobile platform, which will provide its large, international customer base with access to video conferencing on iOS- and Android-based smart phones and tablet devices.

VidyoDesktop and VidyoMobile, like all Vidyo solutions, are characterised by their ability to offer video conferencing over the Internet, wireless LAN, 3G and 4G networks. Vidyo architecture leverages H.264 Scalable Video Coding compression technology, which allows Vidyo products to assess the condition of the network and adjust the bit-rate accordingly. Vidyo says that the customer is able to enjoy a high quality, reliable video conferencing experience anywhere via a standard Internet connection although UC News has experienced mixed results with the technology.

Nonetheless, Powwownow, which has over 100,000 customers in 79 countries, selected Vidyo after deciding against developing its own video conferencing platform. “Powwownow sought to add video conferencing to their range of services and wanted a video product comparable to Powwownow’s audio and web conferencing services in relation to quality, ease of use and price.” said Andy Pearce, CEO, Powwownow.

“With VidyoDesktop, and now VidyoMobile, we are able to provide our customers with a powerful, business-grade video conferencing service that also allows access to video meetings with enterprise room systems and desktops via the smart phones and tablets they want to use. No other solution comes close to what Vidyo offers. It is a truly outstanding product.”

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