|[November 28, 2012]
Vidyo Licenses H.264 Annex G (SVC) Essential Patent to MPEG-LA Patent Pool
HACKENSACK, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Vidyo (News - Alert), Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today
announced that it has been admitted as a licensor in MPEG LA's H.264
patent pool. Being included in the portfolio of essential patents
underscores the leadership position Vidyo has taken in the effort to
standardize scalable video coding in both the existing H.264 SVC codec
and the emerging HEVC
(H.265) codec. Since its launch in 2008, Vidyo has consistently led the
industry shift to SVC in video communications, and is today delivering
the "gold standard" for interoperability among SVC implementations.
MPEG LA, LLC is an independent organization that creates platforms of
grouped patents that make protected intellectual property safe and easy
to access by third-party users. Such patent "pools" provide sub-licenses
to third parties. Vidyo's inclusion in this pool offers easier access
for licensing and implementing interoperable standards-based SVC
"From the inception of the company, Vidyo has been committed to open
standards-based communication," said Ofer Shapiro (News - Alert), co-founder and CEO of
Vidyo. "Our submission and acceptance into the MPEG LA patent portfolio
is further evidence of Vidyo's pro-active role in promoting
interoperability, sharing our continued investment in R & D, and of our
long-term leadership in this field."
Vidyo's SVC Technology Leadership
Vidyo has continued to make standards-essential technology available to
the industry through the ITU-T, IETF, and UCIF, and plays a significant
role in VCEG, JVT, and its successor, JCT-VC. Over the years the company
has won numerous awards
and gained worldwide
recognition for breathing new life into the video conferencing and
collaboration market, with its unique approach to visual communication.
As Vidyo continues to drive standards in video communications, companies
in the market have followed suit and have now acknowledged that
"scalable video" is needed to support the future growth of all video
communications. Vidyo's steadfast commitment to facilitating the
interoperability of the H.264 SVC standard has been instrumental to
making this vital technology available to the growing number of third
parties who seek to license it.
The Vidyo communication and collaboration platform is software-based,
highly flexible and can be easily customized for individual enterprise
and vertical market video conferencing needs. The patented VidyoRouter™
architecture employs Adaptive
Video Layering™, which dynamically optimizes the video for each
endpoint leveraging H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC)-based compression
technology and Vidyo's IP. Adaptive Video Layering eliminates the MCU
and offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency rate and
resolution-matching that enables natural, affordable, high-quality video
to work over the Internet, LTE (News - Alert) and 4G networks. The platform allows
users to quickly leverage the latest hardware innovations and new
consumer devices, making it uniquely attractive to partners. Vidyo has
been active driving H.264 SVC and SIP videoconferencing interoperability
in various standards bodies since 2005. Vidyo platform partners include Nintendo,
Vidyo has also been actively participating in the HEVC standardization
process, encouraging the standards bodies to extend HEVC
to support scalability and by making technical contributions with
proposed scalable coding tools.
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence (News - Alert) enabling natural, HD
multi-point videoconferences on tablets and smart phones, PCs and Macs,
room systems, gateways that interoperate with H.323 and SIP endpoints,
telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based broadcast solutions.
Learn more at www.vidyo.com,
on the Blog or follow @vidyo on Twitter (News - Alert).
The VIDYO logo is a registered trademark of Vidyo, Inc., VIDYO and the
trademarks of the VIDYO family of products are trademarks of Vidyo, Inc.
and the other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their
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