Barco and Vidyo jointly announced a partnership this week. In case you don’t know Vidyo, it’s a provider of cloud-based HD and UHD video conferencing solutions. The plan is to integrate Vidyo into Barco’s TransForm C enterprise collaboration solution to enable high-quality universal VTC communications. This will be demo’d at ISE next week in Amsterdam (stand 11-F78 and 11-H75). This demonstration offers a preview of Barco’s anticipated market release of the solution, with commercial availability by end of first quarter of 2015.
The strategic alliance between Barco and Vidyo addresses the need for an immersive collaborative visualization solution with integrated telepresence capabilities for high-end collaboration spaces such as executive briefing centers and boardrooms to smaller-scale situation, crisis response rooms and control rooms. The combined solution provides an alternative to hard-wired VTC platforms with limited collaboration features, providing a cost effective, yet easy-to-use platform that facilitates remote collaboration for enhanced decision-making.
The new Barco collaboration system connects natively to Vidyo’s standard portfolio to deliver the experience. Barco’s solution uses Vidyo’s technology to translate the native VTC streams into low-latency, HD-quality multipoint video conferencing images. Users can configure and display multiple, dynamic VTC windows on a large display wall, integrate meeting room collaboration through the ClickShare one-touch, screen-sharing solution, and control source placement and size through Barco’s TransForm C display management software system. The TransForm C user interface runs on Barco’s immersive, seamless OverView OSV Series video wall for high-end collaboration spaces, as well as on the OBLX system, which features the OverView KVD or OVD near-seamless LCD panels for mid-range meeting room environments.
VidyoWorks works without forcing users to toggle between their application and a standalone communication client. Developers using VidyoWorks can create custom in-browser, desktop, and mobile clients that meet the needs of consumers and business professionals while leveraging Vidyo’s full portfolio. This includes software cloud servers that deliver multipoint video conferencing, interoperability with legacy systems and support across mobile and desktop from the cloud or on-premise.
The OSV Series video wall features blended, rear-projection display modules and seamless, bezel-free screen technology. The OverView OSV is available in resolutions ranging from 3.8 to 8.5 megapixels.
The OBLX system is a free-standing (no wall integration required!), scalable LCD display system providing high-quality visualization at a moderate price point. It features Barco’s OverView KVD or OVD near-seamless LCD panels, which can be configured into a basic 2×2 landscape, offering no limit to the horizontal extension.
For both systems, the TransForm C controller and collaboration management system provides placement of any video stream anywhere in the plane of the video wall. The solution also integrates with ClickShare, allowing users of this robust presentation and collaboration system to share multiple sources on-screen with one click.