Vidyo was initially spotted by Mac Stories, who took a chance at downloading the .99 app and reported it worked as advertised.
According to their tests, Vidyo let you record your device’s audio or the microphone’s audio, video from the device screen or the cameras, and you could output in resolutions up to 1080p and 60fps.
Packet loss and latency that accompanies general purpose IP networks posed significant challenges to the existing systems.
Costly dedicated networks and expensive Multipoint Control Units (MCU), which exacerbated delay due to transcoding or forced all endpoints to conform to the least common denominator endpoint quality, were the only solutions the industry had to offer at that time.
Update: Vidyo’s creator has responded to the report, saying noting that he mistakenly used the trademark Vidyo, without realizing it belonged to another company.
However, this was not the reason the app was pulled, he claims.
Layered Media licensed its technology to its first OEM customers early in 2007.
In June 2007 Layered Media secured series B funding, with Rho Ventures joining in to lead the round.
The company’s Vidyo Conferencing solutions are the first in the videoconferencing industry to take advantage of the H.264 standard for video compression, Scalable Video Coding (SVC).
dissatisfaction with the complexity and limitations inherent in traditional video conferencing over IP networks.
In May 2010, Vidyo launched its Software Development Kit (SDK), enabling developers to build multipoint video conferencing applications into Android and Moblin-based smart phones and tablets running Intel Atom Processor Z6xx series-based platforms (formerly Moorestown) and on ARM processor-based platforms.