TOKYO AND HACKENSACK, NJ, February 7, 2011 Ricoh Company, Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, and Vidyo® Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced a partnership under which Ricoh will integrate Vidyos innovative, high definition, multiparty video conferencing platform into Ricohs new unified communications framework. As a result of this partnership, Ricoh will deliver two groundbreaking Unified Communications (UC) solutions later this year based on Vidyos award-winning platform.
Ricohs new unified communications environment will enable users to collaborate using audio and video communications while sharing graphics, text and even handwritten documents. Ricoh expects the revenues from its UC business, the companys first foray into video and audio communications, to reach $1.25B by 2015. The first two Vidyo-based Ricoh UC products to be launched this year will be a portable Unified Communications device and a similarly featured room system.
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Ricoh Selects Vidyo for Strategic Partnership to Bring High Quality Video Conferencing to New Unified Communications and Collaboration Platform