Hackensack, NJ – January 25, 2016 – Video technology pioneer Vidyo today announced the launch and general availability of its Vidyo.io Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS), which lets application developers and enterprises quickly and easily embed high-quality, reliable, scalable, multiparty video collaboration into any WebRTC, mobile or native application.
A differentiated, enterprise-grade video CPaaS with a global footprint, Vidyo.io makes embedded video far more accessible for developers who are looking to rapidly integrate visual real-time communications into their own applications. Across an array of platforms, Vidyo.io helps enterprises bring their human-to-human interactions to life, by providing developers with all of the necessary infrastructure to make real-time, reliable and resilient multi-party video collaboration possible.
With no costly on-premises hosting or deep technical knowledge of video coding required, Vidyo.io provides SDKs for web browsers (WebRTC and plugin), iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows, with a consistent API that speeds time to market and lowers development cost. Vidyo.io allows for any combination of video participants, from simple two-person video chat to a multi-party conference.
Vidyo.io is ideal for all types of network environments. Vidyo.io uses its own industry-leading scalable video technology, a key differentiator, at global scale to deliver the best possible video quality with the lowest latency. Vidyo’s cloud-based infrastructure shapes and routes video streams in real-time, with automatically-discovered access points around the globe. The platform and SDK seamlessly provide all of the necessary components, such as firewall traversal and resource management, to minimize connectivity issues and maximize uptime and quality connections, especially for challenging platforms such as mobile.
“Today’s market is driven by an ‘anytime, any location, any device’ mentality,” said Vidyo CEO Eran Westman. “Vidyo.io is the only API platform available today that provides the mission-critical quality and reliability the enterprise increasingly requires for superior performance when video participants are connected over unmanaged, variable network connections such as wireless and public Internet. Our mission is to better visually-connect the world – using Vidyo.io, developers can ensure a consistent user experience by embedding high-quality, reliable, resilient multi-party video into any application. We are thrilled to announce the general availability of Vidyo.io, and invite developers to experience the platform firsthand.”
Hundreds of enterprise customers and thousands of developers, to date, have video-enabled their applications using Vidyo APIs. Vidyo.io uniquely provides unparalleled scalability, error resiliency, and simplicity unmatched in the market today, by leveraging the same patented Scalable Video Coding routing technology that has been used by Vidyo’s enterprise customers and service providers for years to deliver industry-leading RTC reliability and quality over virtually any network and device.
Developers can use Vidyo.io to video-enable “see what I see” applications across key areas such as telehealth, enterprise collaboration, customer engagement, field services, distance learning and more.
“Video consultations that suffer from lag, dropped calls or poor audio/visual quality are simply not an option in healthcare. We recently replaced a competing platform, that could not deliver the reliability or quality that we needed. With Vidyo.io. In less than a week, we were able to get back up and running. We needed an API platform that would ‘just work’ with smartphones and tablets used over the personal networks that people of all ages are using to connect face-to-face with their doctors,” said OnCall Health CEO Nicholas Chepesiuk.
After switching over from a competitor, starting with vidyo.io was fast and easy – we got set up in roughly two weeks. Being able to easily embed video that performs well across different browsers has been the key difference for PlusGuidance – lots of people don’t use Chrome, and it’s tough to get loyal users to switch browsers. We like the flexibility of vidyo.io because we’re passionate about giving clients who are receiving therapy as much control and security as possible. We are looking forward to implementing multiparty video conferencing for group therapy sessions, and we know that Vidyo can provide reliable, scalable, multiparty video too.” said PlusGuidance CEO Nathaniel Smithies
“Vidyo.io creates the possibility to flexibly customize video experiences. We used Vidy.io to quickly prototype an environment designed around people first – not content, curriculum or an expert at the front of a class. We chose Vidy.io over the competition for its reliability. It’s key that our customers have a consistent learning experience from any device, on any network. Our face-to-face social learning app needs to be immersive, but mobile and convenient enough not to pull people out of their daily lives and workflow,” said Circl.es founder Dan Hoffman.
According to Mark Winther of IDC: “Interactive video with business-grade quality is hot again because, across industries, we need sustainable, inclusive and transparent ways of connecting face-to-face from mobile devices – recreating the in-person experience over any network. Vidyo.io is well-positioned to address the U.S. Video Communications Platform-as-a-Service market, which is expected to grow from $44 million in 2016 to $1.7 billion in 2020.”
Availability and Promotion:
Getting started with Vidyo.io is fast and easy: new users receive 4,000 free minutes (100,000 with the limited time offer below), and there is no credit card required for initial sign-up, creating a no-risk development environment that easily allows developers to quickly move from ideation through development phases.
Enterprise solution providers with mission-critical applications, like telehealth, can work with a Vidyo business development specialist on go-to-market, pricing and support models that align with their existing business model and solution needs.
For a limited time only, sign up for Vidyo.io here, and get 100,000 free minutes (see terms and conditions in the sign-up process). To learn more, go to Vidyo.io or follow @Vidyo_io on Twitter and on Facebook.
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