Say good-bye to 1080p videoconferencing (gee, we hardly knew you).
Welcome the new resolution champ: 1440p. Yup, 1440p which gives you up to 2560 x 1440 pixels instead of the measly 1080p which is only (how funny….I said only) 1920 x 1080 pixels.
And you can play a soccer game while having this meeting since it works at 60 frames per second.
To make this even more impressive (to me), the Vidyo announcement covers multipoint where three or more endpoints can have a meeting.
All you need is 4 Mbps of ordinary Internet bandwidth (imagine saying that 10 years ago, hmmmm, up and down?). I assume you will need a pretty powerful computer and an HD web cam…is there a good one out there now? (I’m so far behind…)
Here is the text of the Press Release.
INFOCOMM 2010- Las Vegas- JUNE 7, 2010 – Vidyo® Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, announced today that it has set a new benchmark in videoconferencing with the first system to attain 1440p (decode) in an HD multiparty video conference via general purpose IP networks. VidyoConferencing™ is able to deliver unprecedented video fidelity at 2560 x 1440p resolution (77% more pixels than 1080p) via a standard Internet connection due to its unique patented architecture and VidyoRouter ™ technology. Because VidyoTechnology™ uses Intel architecture-based platforms, it is able to take advantage of Intel’s fastest, intelligent multi-core technology, achieving milestones in videoconferencing price and performance.
VidyoConferencing supporting 1440p requires at least 4Mbps and will be available in July of this year. For a limited time, it will be offered at no extra cost to all Vidyo customers using Vidyo’s Version 2 software. A demonstration of 1440p VidyoConferencing in an executive desktop setting running on the Intel i7 processor, will take place at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, June 9-11th, 2010, Vidyo Booth #N2325.
The Vidyo architecture offers the only multipoint videoconferencing that does not transcode, yet delivers rate matching without adding latency. This capability is key to mixing devices and networks that can support 1440p with ones that do not. With VidyoTechnology, 1440p can be enjoyed on some devices, while other smaller devices connected to networks such as the public Internet, as well as 3G, 4G, WiMAX and LTE, can participate in the call, still maintaining a low latency personal telepresence experience.
“We are excited to demonstrate Vidyo at 1440p, an industry first,” said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo. “Delivering 1440p is yet another example of the unique advantage of Vidyo’s platform; because we are software-based, we are able to leverage the latest hardware platforms with the very best price-to-performance ratio that exists in the realm of videoconferencing and telepresence options.”
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered personal telepresence, enabling natural, multi-point videoconferences on desktop computers, room systems and soon smart phones and tablets. Vidyo’s patented VidyoRouter architecture delivers the only available H.264/SVC solution that eliminates an MCU while providing the industry’s best error resilience (click here to see a video) and lowest latency videoconferencing solution over the Internet, 3G, 4G, WiMAX and LTE networks. Learn more at www.vidyo.com