Videoconferencing vendor Vidyo and Google announced the launch of VidyoH2O for Google+ Hangouts, a software-based solution.
VidyoH2O for Google+ Hangouts enables H.323/SIP video conferencing and IP PBX systems to connect users into Google+ Hangout Sessions.
The starting price for the subscription basis will be $99/port/month for on-premise deployment, or as a cloud-hosted product for $149/port/month.
The new product will extend usability by allowing connectivity with existing business voice and video solutions from Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, Avaya and Vidyo. VidyoH2O for Google+ Hangouts will be offered on a subscription basis both on-prem and as a cloud-hosted product.
In August of 2013, Vidyo announced it will develop a Scalable Video Coding (SVC) extension for VP9 and WebRTC and will be leveraging this joint development effort to enhance the Google+ Hangouts experience in an enterprise setting.
VidyoRouter leverages Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and enables better error resilience and allows an optimized experience for multi-user video calls. WebRTC provides the ability to participate in video calls without a separate client or plug-in installation.
Chrome is expected to be the first browser to support the scalable version of WebRTC and, together, Vidyo and Google will promote this version with relevant standards bodies.