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TMCNet:  Roche Turkey Selects Vidyo to Significantly Reduce Travel, Costs and Enhance Productivity

[January 30, 2013]

Roche Turkey Selects Vidyo to Significantly Reduce Travel, Costs and Enhance Productivity

HACKENSACK, N.J. --(Business Wire)--

Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that its award-winning video communications and collaboration solution was chosen by Roche Turkey, a subsidiary of the multinational healthcare company Roche Group. Vidyo's (News - Alert) solution was selected over a variety of other platforms, and was chosen primarily because it delivers superior quality video over standard IP networks, including the Internet, 4G and LTE (News - Alert) and delivers seamless connectivity between room systems, desktops, laptops and mobile devices.

Prior to using Vidyo, Roche Turkey district managers had to routinely travel to headquarters in Istanbul. "Our employees often had to fly in the day before a meeting or stay overnight because of changeable flight schedules," said Yavuz Sanes, IT Site Head Turkey, Roche Turkey. "Travel is not only tiring and stressful, but costly in terms of time and money. Our managers are greatly enthusiastic over Vidyo's many different benefits. They have commented many times about how easy and efficient meetings have become through the use of Vidyo."

To find the best video communications solution, Roche contracted Vitel, a highly regarded Systems Integrator in Turkey. "Vitel provided essential assistance during all phases of the project, from vendor selection to implementation," said Sanes.

Throughout the entire Roche organization, and especially at Roche Turkey, innovation and sustainability are key goals. In September, 2012, Roche was recognized the most sustainable healthcare company in the world, topping the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), for the fourth year in a row. The DJSI World and DJSI Europe Indexes track the performance of the leading sustainability companies based on environmental, social and economic performance. "Vidyo was a natural choice for Roche," said Sanes. "The Vidyo platform is perfectly in line with the high value our oranization places on environmental issues, because of Vidyo's unique ability to enable our employees to meet and conduct business from wherever they are, whenever they want, without the negative environmental impact of travel."


The fact that Vidyo allows Roche Turkey employees to access telepresence-quality video communications over an iPad using VidyoMobile™, has been one of the most noteworthy benefits to the company. In August of 2011, Roche distributed iPads to its field force of 200 people and since that time, they have needed only one single device for all of their communications needs. They are able to connect to conferences from wherever they are -- over the Internet, 4G and even 3G, when corporate networks are not available. According to Roche Turkey's calculations, in 2011, seven hundred employees participated in 216 video conferences eliminating the need for 447,000 kilometers of flight travel and 31,000 kilometers of road travel. Roche Turkey also asserts that by switching to Vidyo, transportation related risks for employees were reduced.

"Vidyo has again demonstrated the ease and value of its telepresence-quality video communications platform, delivering significant benefits," said Eric LeGuiniec, VP and General Manager EMEA at Vidyo. "Roche Turkey is now able to conduct its business more effectively and increase the productivity of their employees by using Vidyo as the solution facilitates high-quality, natural visual communication on whatever device is convenient to Roche employees, regardless of location."

The Vidyo Difference

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 VidyoRouter™ is based on the company's patented Adaptive Video Layering architecture and leverages the standard based Scalable Video Coding (SVC) technology. It eliminates the MCU and offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency and rate matching enabling natural, affordable, high quality video to work over the Internet, LTE, 3G and 4G networks. The Vidyo 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, HEVC and SIP videoconferencing interoperability in various standards bodies since 2005.

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 visual communications 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 respective owners.


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