Ricoh Announces Compact, Portable Video Conferencing Room System Based on Vidyo Platform
Ricoh Company, Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, and Vidyo, Inc. today announced the Ricoh Unified Communication System P3000, the first Ricoh product resulting from a partnership with Vidyo as part of Ricoh's launch into the unified communications market earlier this year. The P3000 delivers HD multipoint video conferencing, and enables users to share documents, photos and videos using a 3.5 lb portable room system that is built on Vidyo's innovative platform.
Ricoh's P3000 - the first video conferencing system from the Vidyo partnership. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Our partnership with Vidyo has allowed us to quickly bring to market an entirely innovative, advanced approach to video conferencing and collaboration,” said Hidefumi Nakamura, General Manager, UCS Business Department, Ricoh Company, Ltd. “With Vidyo's platform, based on their patented H.264 scalable video coding architecture, we were able to use Vidyo's APIs and dramatically decrease the time to market for this compelling new product. In the end, it is our corporate and enterprise customers who benefit from the speed and ease with which we were able to unveil this extremely high-quality and stress-free unified communications product.”
“Ricoh's new product and service is a market changing product,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of Vidyo. “This is a great example of Ricoh's ingenuity as well as the power of Vidyo's platform. Our technology enabled this innovative new form factor from Ricoh as well as a cost effective, over the Internet, service offering.”
Ricoh Unified Communication System P3000
The P3000 is the first step for Ricoh into the unified communication market of products and services, scheduled for release in August 2011 in Japan. The new product and service enables users to optimize their time and space efficiently and benefit from the ability to communicate with anyone, anytime, anywhere via a standard Internet connection.
The product is compact, slim, weighs only 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs), is extremely portable and can be easily stored in a small space. With a built-in camera, microphone, speaker and wired/wireless LAN port, users can begin communicating in 30 seconds by connecting the device to any video-output equipment, similar to a projector or other A/V equipment. The system is designed with a foldable camera “arm” that is quickly set up and easily adjusted and offers a user-friendly interface and control panel for simple operation. Users can access other users easily from a personalized contact list.
The Vidyo Difference
The Vidyo communication and collaboration platform is software-based, highly flexible and can be easily customized for individual enterprise and vertical market video conferencing needs, and able to quickly leverage the latest hardware innovations, making it attractive to partners. The VidyoRouter leverages the company's patented Adaptive Video Layering™ architecture and H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC), eliminates the MCU and offers unprecedented error resiliency, low latency and rate matching enabling natural, affordable, high quality video to work over the Internet, LTE, 3G and 4G networks. Vidyo has been active driving H.264 SVC and SIP videoconferencing interoperability in various standards bodies since 2005
Ricoh Company, Ltd. is a global technology leader, specializing in the office and production printing markets. Ricoh works with organizations around the world to modernize work environments and optimize document efficiency. With more than 109,000 employees worldwide, Ricoh operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia/Pacific, China, and Japan. Ricoh's worldwide sales were more than 1,942 billion yen ($23 billion USD) in the year ended March 31, 2011.
About Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence enabling natural, HD multi-point videoconferences on tablets and smart phones, PCs and Macs, room systems, gateways that interoperate with H.323 and SIP endpoints, telepresence solutions and affordable cloud-based broadcast solutions. Learn more at www.vidyo.com, on the Blog or follow @vidyo on Twitter.
The VIDYO logo is a registered trademark of Vidyo, Inc., VIDYO and the trademarks of the VIDYO family of products are trademarks of Vidyo, Inc. and the other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.
Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=6810065&lang=en
Mari Mineta Clapp, +1 408-398-6433