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Videoconferencing On Demand: Maybe Vidyo, Not Cisco
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pvanhoesen
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12/4/2011 | 4:51:24 AM
re: Videoconferencing On Demand: Maybe Vidyo, Not Cisco
In my opinion, the main reason Vidyo is still in the backwater is their outlandish thinking about their API access.

They are charging vast sums for their API kits - a great way to keep all levels of developers demo'ing and experimenting with someone else's platform solution.
Polycom and Cisco at least have enough sense to understand that API access is the one thing that is immediately required by any serious shops for prototyping.

No serious players are going to consider this without full access to the API set for free or close to it.

Vidyo seems to be tripping over a chance at real market ubiquity to pick up a few API pennies...

While they are picking up their pennies, the competition is still being picked because those solutions can at least be easily and inexpensively incorporated into custom platform solutions... time is not on their side.
Chip the AV geek
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Chip the AV geek,
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11/22/2011 | 4:38:04 PM
re: Videoconferencing On Demand: Maybe Vidyo, Not Cisco
Maybe Vidyo will have to share the market with Magor Communications. Virtualizing Vidyo's Linux-based videoconference bridge software may have some applications, but it still requires engineering a central network server everyone connects to. Magor eliminates the bridge altogether, using their own 1080p SVC codec and connecting multipoint videoconferences directly, peer-to-peer.


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