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Vidyo Nailing Healthcare

Just about every enterprise comms company claims to have vertical strategies, and invariably those verticals are government, education, and healthcare. Unfortunately, what typically defines a vertical strategy is a collection of similar customers and/or a marketing focus. This is what…

NEC Adding Cloud-based Value

NEC has been steadily adding cloud-based business applications to its UNIVERGE BLUE portfolio of business communications services, most recently adding the UNIVERGE BLUE ONDemand Collaboration video conferencing cloud service based on technology from Vidyo. Under this partnership, NEC channel partners…

TalkingHeadz #5 Alex Eleftheriadis on AV1

In this TalkingHeadz video, Evan Kirstel (Twitter LinkedIn) and I meet with Alex Eleftheriadis – co-Founder of Vidyo and co-Chair of the AV1 Real-Time Group.  AV1 is the codec that we all expected six years ago when Google introduced WebM. While politics…

Vidyo Got a Cloud

No other vendor in enterprise communications solicits such broad reactions as Vidyo. I think it is one of the most misunderstood companies simply because it’s not quite like any other vendor. Some people see their enterprise solutions and see a…

On Vidyo IO

WebRTC is a technology stack, not a solution. Vidyo.io offers a simple way to embed video, as a solution (and as a service), into anything. Embedding video into an application or workflow has not been easy. Video expertise, the associated…

A Video on Enterprise Group Video

Gartner recently published a Magic Quadrant on Group Video Systems. The opinions of other analysts are one of my favorite topics, and this report definitely sparked some conversation. I enlisted two former video insiders for assistance: Simon Dudley, formerly with…

Recent Briefings 060815

Plantronics Voyager Focus UC Plantronics has an interesting new headset that appears to have it all: wireless, active noise cancelling, and dual-ear. In a previous post I talked about distinguishing music-first and voice-first headphones. With the Voyager Focus, Plantronics may have eliminated…

What to UC in 2015

2015 is off to a bold start. Here’s a handy guide for some of the drama to watch for this year. ALUE ALU who? With regards to ALUE, most of us fell asleep while its parent worked to unload it….

Starting A Video Call On-Time

I do prefer video conferencing over audio-only meetings, and I find myself increasingly annoyed with audio-only forums. The audio-only call remains popular, but the excuses are getting weaker, like bad hair day. However there is one frequent complaint that actually…

A Few Thoughts on Hangouts

I’ve said before that Google isn’t that serious about enterprise communications. My main proof point was the bungling of the Google Voice opportunity. I’ve been using Google Apps from nearly the beginning. Although not as robust as Microsoft Office, it…

Reflecting on Chromebox for Meetings

Google recently announced Chromebox for Meetings (Hangouts for rooms). Vidyo concurrently announced Hangouts to Other (H2O). Here’s a collection of my thoughts in random order. Related content: Room with a View. I can’t decide if this is a good price or not….

WebRTC Just Became Vidyo’s Bitch

Last week I attended a virtual panel on video hosted by Wainhouse Research. The participants included representatives from Polycom, LifeSize, Cisco, and Vidyo. The topic was WebRTC. That same day Vidyo made a fairly major announcement regarding WebRTC. It was…

Two Different Pictures

A few months ago, highly respected and legendary prognosticator Elliott Gold predicted that Vidyo would pass Polycom. At the time it didn’t seem particularly reasonable. But as Elliot says “the trend is clear.” My reservations with his prediction were that…

Selected Video Announcements at EC13

The show that used to be called VoiceCon has rapidly turned into a show about video. Below are selected excerpts from some selected video related announcements at Enterprise Connect. Emphasis added. Vidyo Goes Virtual Enterprise Connect, Orlando, FL – March…

It’s Busy Out There! UC Summer 2012

It’s been tough! Recessions, wars, scandals, and natural disasters collaborating to keep wallets closed. A lot of the UC sector was forced into hibernation mode, but the frost appears to be melting. The summer months are normally a bit quiet,…

Does Avaya have a RadVision?

I have felt that someone needed to buy Radvision. I wasn’t sure who, but it seemed like a beauty without a date. Consider: Cisco has been all about video for several years now. They are the number one or number…

InfoComm, Where the Video Vendors Talk

The 800 lbs gorilla in Telepresence is Cisco/Tandberg, and the rest of the industry are teaming up against the giant. Polycom, HP, Microsoft, and Juniper seem to be united in their anti-Cisco positioning. At a recent Polycom conference, Gurdeep Singh…

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