30.08.13

Vidyo gives WebRTC a boost with Google deal

Vidyo announced it had furthered its relationship with Google after signing an agreement that will boost WebRTC capabilities.

The deal will enable Google to use Vidyo’s Scalable Video Coding (SVC) extension as part of WebRTC. Furthermore Vidyo will develop a scalable video extension for the VP9 codec as part of the WebRTC client open source project.

“Vidyo has been a great partner, working with Google to provide a high quality video solution for Hangouts,” said Chee Chew, VP of Engineering at Google. “By continuing our relationship, we will now combine the power of WebRTC with the benefits of Vidyo’s technology to deliver the best possible experience for our users.”

Chrome is now expected to be the first browser to support the scalable version of WebRTC and Vidyo and Google intend to promote this version with relevant standards bodies.

“This is great news for the WebRTC community and takes our relationship with Google to the next level,” said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo. “Google is known for its ability to embrace and promote technological innovations. WebRTC provides a vision of new communications possibilities for video enabled web applications and by leveraging Vidyo’s expertise in SVC, we will jointly create a path to accessible quality video.”