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HP Partners with Vidyo on Videoconferencing

Hewlett-Packard and Vidyo, a software-based videoconferencing solution provider, announced an agreement to expand the HP Halo portfolio to include conference room and desktop endpoints that run on enterprise networks.

Hewlett-Packard and Vidyo, a software-based videoconferencing solution provider, announced an agreement to expand the HP Halo portfolio to include conference room and desktop endpoints that run on enterprise networks.

The new HP-branded visual collaboration solutions will deliver high-quality video while operating on infrastructure that delivers a lower total cost of ownership, says the company. Available through HP and channel partners, the solutions will be fully interoperable with traditional videoconferencing endpoints and current Halo studios.

The offerings will use Vidyo's VidyoConferencing line of software-based desktop and room system-based solutions, running on HP servers to reduce a customer's network and video infrastructure requirements while delivering high-quality HD video.

"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," said Rob Scott, vice president and general manager of HP's Halo Telepresence Solutions, in a statement. "Together with Vidyo, we 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 our existing high-end video collaboration offerings."

According to HP, Vidyo's technology can optimize a user's video experience to reduce latency with H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC), an adaptive codec that can ensure a more reliable video experience on best-effort networks. This also may eliminate the need for a multipoint control unit (MCU).

"Vidyo and HP will offer a set of solutions that bring together the best aspects in high-end videoconferencing, whether at the desktop, in conference rooms, or in Halo studios," said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo, in a statement. "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 HP will include an executive desktop solution running on an HP TouchSmart PC. HP and Vidyo plan to jointly market these solutions later this year.

 


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