Arkadin Launches Cloud-Based Video Conferencing Service
In an effort to meet the growing demand for mobile, face-to-face meeting services, Arkadin (News - Alert) has launched a new cloud-based video conferencing service, available in both a desktop and room-based model.
The demand for cloud-based personal collaboration is increasing rapidly among small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB), up to large enterprises, according to industry analysts.
“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,” said Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse (News - Alert) Research. “Organizations seeking to conduct high impact visual collaboration without incurring a significant up-front cost should consider these solutions.”
Company officials said ArkadinVideo –offered via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) delivery model – can be used over any Internet connection through one-click access from desktops or mobile devices. Up to nine video displays are available for multiple participants to connect from any computer type or legacy end-point.
The video platform is based on Vidyo’s (News - Alert) Adaptive Video Layering architecture, and its Scalable Video Coding (SVC)-based technology, which eliminates the need for the MCU infrastructure required in legacy models with speeds 25 times faster than available through legacy solutions, according to Olivier de Puymorin, CEO and founder of Arkadin.
“In a highly mobile, global workplace, video conferencing is fast becoming a must-have day-to-day productivity tool,” Puymorin said in a company statement. “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.”
The video conferencing service also includes an interface with audio and video controls from any device. Businesses can also institute “reservationless” meetings for quick meeting access from anywhere. The service connects from any mobile device running Android (News - Alert) or IOS operating systems.
ArkadinVideo is available in Asia Pacific countries including Singapore, Japan and Australia.
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Edited by Braden Becker