A/NZ audio visual and videoconferencing reseller, Evidence Technology, recently installed a videoconferencing solution, Vidyo, to connect independently-owned mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice’s five state offices and group office.
Vidyo is a software-based nationwide videoconferencing network designed for standard IP networks, including the Internet and 3G, and uses H264/SVC technology for seamless high-definition video conferencing.
“We needed a solution that allows us to collaborate with our geographically dispersed state offices and franchisees, particularly for our sales and professional development programs,” Mortgage Choice CIO, Neill Rose-Innes, said.
The videoconferencing platform includes a combination of meeting room and desktop systems designed to better link Mortgage Choice employees locally.
Evidence Technology CEO, Peter Carter, said improving the Vidyo architecture to ‘heal’ itself – by adapting to whatever network bandwidth is available if the central system breaks, counters the issues they face with the NBN.
“The first problem is that we are seeing a greater demand for a federated videoconferencing system – the bringing together of all the existing videoconference systems. Secondly, the old model is based on a mainframe idea. You bring them both together and it reduces the quality of videoconferencing,” he added.
The free app will be available for download from Apple’s app store by the end of June for the iPhone and iPad and is currently available for the Android platform.
It also now powers Google's GoogleChat.
Vidyo country manager A/NZ, Rob Hastings, said “The major network providers are stating that Vidyo can grow by as much as five times in the next five years.”
Hastings was recently appointed local head of Vidyo. He is the company’s first local appointment and it is yet to make the announcement officially.
Vidyo was introduced to the Australian market in 2008 with Alloys as its distributor.