Vatican chooses Vidyo to create worldwide telepresence
Few organizations have a greater presence around the globe than the Catholic Church. This week, the Vatican announced it will develop a new kind of presence with its personnel – a telepresence.
The church has deployed VidyoConferencing, a solution by Vidyo, Inc., which will be used for communications between lay employees and clergy in central offices such as the Governatorate and the Roman Curia, as well as offices on all continents.
Until now, Vatican City had been using traditional communications tools that no longer fulfilled the needs of a growing organization with offices worldwide. The Vatican City’s Telecommunications Department wanted to introduce a high-quality, cost-effective video communications and collaboration platform.
The selection of Vidyo’s platform was made by the Telecommunication Department of the Vatican City, which oversees the adoption of technologies within the Holy See. They reviewed a variety of video conferencing solutions.
Since most of those who would be using the system were not technically savvy, the system needed to be easy to use, access and maintain. The Vatican found that Vidyo’s platform offers exceptional quality over any connection and allows users to join conferences from a variety of desktop and mobile endpoints. Vidyo’s solution will allow anyone in the Vatican City to use video communications easily, even those with less technical knowledge, resulting in a reduction of travel costs and a positive impact on the environment.
“We’re seeing a steadily growing number of companies deploying Vidyo’s platform – either switching from their old legacy system or investing in a video conferencing and collaboration system for the first time because of our higher quality, lower costs and superior range of options that span HD room systems, desktops, laptops and mobile devices,” said Eric Le Guiniec, Vidyo’s general manager for EMEA. “We are extremely happy to be selected by the Vatican City and we look forward to continuing and strengthening our relationship in the future.”
Vidyo’s other advantages include:
- resilience to latency and packet loss, which makes video communication very real and natural
- the ability to invite anyone to join a Vidyo conference - not just the users registered on the system
- a solution that is software-based, so it can easily be expanded, upgraded, and customized for customers’ individual enterprise and vertical market video conferencing needs
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