Arkadin Launches Cloud-Based Video Conferencing Solutions

Top Quote Online Video Collaboration-as-a-Service to Meet Shifting Demand for Easy, Instantly Available Personal Telepresence and Room-Based Systems. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 20, 2012 - Arkadin, one of the world's largest collaboration service providers, announced today the launch of ArkadinVideo™ powered by Vidyo®, a new, cloud-based service to satisfy the growing demand for easy, affordable and mobile face-to-face meeting solutions. Available in a simple desktop model: ArkadinVideo HD Desktop, or the more traditional room-based system: ArkadinVideo HD Room, the new generation solution is simple to deploy, with a minimal up-front investment. Its high definition [HD] video-image quality delivers life-like, face-to-face collaboration for a 'just like being there' experience.

    According to industry analyst firms, the demand for cloud-based personal collaboration is increasing rapidly. "Cloud-based conferencing solutions, like ArkadinVideo, offer a combination of strong performance, easy deployment and affordability. This is a compelling benefits package that brings high quality video conferencing within the reach of small, medium and large enterprises around the world - even in a challenging economic climate," says Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research. "Organizations seeking to conduct high impact visual collaboration without incurring a significant up-front cost should consider these solutions."

    SaaS Model Drives Adoption and High ROI
    ArkadinVideo can be instantly secured over any internet connection through simple one-click access from desktops or mobile devices. Up to nine video displays are available for multiple participants to securely connect from any computer type or legacy end-point. The Software-as-a-Service delivery model offers fast, scalable deployment with low cost of ownership, resulting in a high ROI that is ideal for businesses of all sizes.

    Disruptive Vidyo Technology
    The video platform features Vidyo's innovative Adaptive Video Layering architecture, and its revolutionary Scalable Video Coding (SVC) - based technology. This eliminates the need for the MCU infrastructure required in legacy models, resulting in unprecedented stability, high quality, life-like and fluid images, with speeds that are 25x faster than available through legacy solutions.

    Additional features/benefits:
    Intuitive interface with easy-to-use audio and video controls from any device
    Reservationless meetings for fast, flexible access from anywhere
    On the go connectivity from any mobile device running Android or IOS operating systems
    Easy application and document sharing

    "In a highly mobile, global workplace, video conferencing is fast becoming a must-have day-to-day productivity tool," said Olivier de Puymorin, CEO and founder of Arkadin. "Our new generation Vidyo solution is perfectly aligned with market trends toward flexible cloud-based services that offer greater simplicity, availability and scale than the far more expensive and complex legacy systems. Businesses of all sizes finally can extend the productivity benefits of face-to-face communications beyond senior executives to their entire workforce."
    Global Organizations Gain Significant Productivity Benefits

    Customers in several global markets are already experiencing productivity and efficiency benefits:

    Shane Co., the largest privately held jewelry retailer in the U.S., is experiencing more efficient business operations by significantly reducing travel costs, without sacrificing valuable face-time with employees or global suppliers: "We buy gems all over the world," says Sr. Director of IT Jim Sullivan. "The ability to meet our suppliers virtually with high quality video conferencing will save valuable time and resources and also open up the office to more of our staff who will benefit from the face-to-face collaboration."

    ArkadinVideo is immediately available in the following Asia Pacific countries including Singapore, Japan and Australia.
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    About Arkadin
    Founded in 2001, Arkadin is the 3rd largest collaboration service provider in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of remote audio, web, video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. The services are delivered in the SaaS model for fast, scalable deployments and a high ROI. Its global network of 50 operating centres in 29 countries has dedicated local-language support teams to service its 25,500 customers.

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