“Vidyo makes video conferencing software that allows organizations to very efficiently and effectively make and receive video calls across any number of connected devices. Its video compression technology is based on H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC), which can be used to deploy high-quality video conferencing, even on constrained mobile networks.”
Here at VSee, we provide high quality video without complicated infrastructure or video servers, and at less than half the bandwidth that Vidyo requires.
This is one of the most commonly asked questions we get at VSee. It’s one of those things that’s hard to explain unless you’ve seen VSee in action. I like how E27′s Joanna Yeo says it in her recent VSee article: VSee kicks “video conferencing up a notch with simplicity in performing collaborative work and high security of information transmission.”
What this means is VSee is a business tool specifically designed to make the collaboration workflow fast and seamless while Skype is more about chatting with friends and family. That’s not to say people don’t use Skype for business purposes, but why use a rock to nail something together if you’ve got a hammer at hand?
Cisco’s foray into the consumer market has proved too challenging for the networking giant. This morning, Cisco Systems announced that it would cut 550 jobs as part of its plan to exit some of its consumer business.
This includes closing the video recording device division which manufactures the once-great Flip cameras that recorded high-definition videos on the device which were easily transferred to the computer and easily shared on the internet. It seems that consumers are turning to their iPhone and Android smartphones for the video recording function rather than carrying a separate Flip device for this purpose.
The Flip video recording device (Source: CNET)
Cisco will also be shifting marketing priorities of the Umi home high-definition telepresence systems to the corporate segment where it is easier to market and charge for. It will be interesting for us in the video collaboration space to see how Cisco integrates the Umi into its existing business telepresence line while taking on the likes of Polycom and HP.
I think that the demise of Flip and the repositioning of the Umi are signs that people just don’t want an additional piece of hardware to do what their existing devices can do. In the case of the Flip, smartphones do a great job with video recording. And in the case of the Umi, software solutions like Skype and ours at VSee do a great job at offering high quality video calling without the need to invest in additional hardware. In fact, we offer free 720p HD video calling for personal users!
Alas, so long Flip, you were once great and glorious and you will be remembered.
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VSee participated in the Sales 2.0 Conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco earlier this month.
The team (both in person and remote) had a great time introducing VSee to the experienced and field-seasoned sales leaders. We were really encouraged that they loved how VSee would help them increase their sales teams’ productivity. Anyhow, here are some photos from our time at the Sales 2.0 Conference:
Here’s Darren with John and Siu Rui in remote giving demos:
Siu Rui with Former Celebrity CMO of Kodak, Jeffrey Hayzlett (twitter: @JeffreyHayzlett)
And Milton, VSee Founder & CEO, with Rich Baker, Founder and CEO of Glance and former VP & CTO of PictureTel.
If you missed a demo and would like one, feel free to ask us for one. We’ll be happy to give you one through VSee. In the meantime, take a look at our brochure to learn more about VSee for your sales team.
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