Vidyo is the hottest video conference startup right now. They raised $100M from a long list of big name venture capitalists. They have 300 employees, and are growing fast. Even so, VSee is a great Vidyo alternative if you’re looking for a simple and fast way to video conference and screen share. Vidyo’s success is based on replacing the complicated Polycom, Tandberg, Cisco video conference endpoints with software only solutions. VSee goes one step further and eliminates the infrastructure requirements of Vidyo.For raw performance, VSee matches Vidyo’s excellent HD video quality with the bonus that group video calls are free and only requires a fraction of the bandwidth! How can VSee offer product that is not only free, but has higher performance than Vidyo? The answer is simplicity 🙂
VSee Advantages Over Vidyo
- No complicated infrastructure or video servers
- Simple screen sharing and file transferring that makes team work frictionless
- Stronger security
No infrastructure or video serversVidyo requires all video to be first routed to a video server. In contrast, VSee directly streams video between end points. This means there is no complicated and expensive infrastructure/servers to setup and maintain.
Less than half the bandwidthThe table below shows VSee and Vidyo’s bandwidth usage at different resolutions. Note that VSee requires significantly less bandwidth. To be fair to Vidyo, you’ll notice that Vidyo’s backgrounds are sharper since Vidyo devotes more bandwidth to the entire scene while VSee has compressed the background more.The following measurements were taken with a 3rd party application (NetLimiter). All videos were at 30 frames per second (fps).
|Resolution||VSee download/upload bandwidth||Vidyo download/upload bandwidth|
|640 x 480p(Note: Vidyo was at 640 x 360p)||154 / 164 kbps||650/ 677 kbps|
|1280 x 720p||562 / 654 kbps||1554 / 1647 kbps|
Vidyo 640 x 360pVSee 640 x 480pVidyo 1280 x 720pVSee 1280 x 720p
The perfect toolset for social and productive remote team workVSee supports the creative processes and group work as though everyone were in the same room, while Vidyo lacks the built-in tools for easily getting work done together and is focused instead on conference-type meetings. The VSee toolset includes:
- One-click screen sharing with annotation
- One-drag file transfer
- Instant messaging
- Sending up to 4 camera feeds from 1 computer