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Vidyo Appliance Records Video Conferences

A new $9,500 appliance from Vidyo provides for a kind of personal telepresence by letting users Webcast and record their video conferences. The VidyoReplay appliance allows large numbers of users to concurrently watch a Vidyo conference via Web browser, either in real-time or afterward. Users can also record and Webcast from Vidyo endpoints, including mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and VidyoRoom systems. Conferences can be recorded in standard Flash video file (FLV) format.

Administrators can control who is able to record, Webcast, and access storage content through VidyoReplay, including for multi-tenant setups. The user can start a Webcast and record a video session with a single mouse click.

The product includes a content management application with search and annotation capability; a portal for browsing and viewing recordings; and digital video recorder-like functionality such as pause, rewind, delay start, and go to live for viewing live Webcasting. The company said any standard Flash player plugin can be used to view a recorded Webcast.

A single VidyoReplay appliance can support up to 300 concurrent content views and store up to 2,500 hours of high-definition video. The appliance works with network attached storage devices to expand archival capacity.

Further information can be found here.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a writer who covers technology and business for a number of publications. Contact her at dian@dischaffhauser.com.

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