Polycom acquires ViVu to accelerate video services

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Polycom announced the acquisition of ViVu, a privately- held video collaboration software company.
 
ViVu has developed innovative video collaboration software that can be easily embedded into web applications such as enterprise, social and vertical industry applications to enable instant web-based HD video collaboration.
 
ViVu gives Polycom a fast-track to embed HD video into web-based applications through an OEM model, accelerating time-to-market and adoption of Polycom HD video collaboration solutions and driving awareness of the Polycom brand powering video collaboration inside a wide range of applications.
 
Polycom’s vision is to make it possible for millions of people to use video collaboration as their preferred method of communication easily, reliably and securely regardless of network, carrier, protocol, application or device.
 
The acquisition reinforces Polycom’s software strategy and is expected to be a key enabler for Polycom to continue to provide customers with the highest quality and scalable video collaboration solutions across the broadest range of business, video, mobile and social networking applications.
 
“ViVu is a compelling acquisition for Polycom as their technology provides a scalable architecture to quickly deploy rich video collaboration for a range of web-based applications for social, business and industry-specific applications, such as those for healthcare, finance and customer service,” said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, executive vice president and general manager of UC solutions and chief development officer, Polycom. 
 
The ViVu software enables instant video collaboration in any web-based enterprise application and is device independent.
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