New and existing ooVoo customers will benefit from affordable, high performance video codec optimized for the web. This innovation will improve the overall quality of the face-to-face interaction.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2010
ooVoo, a leading Internet video communications service, announced plans to join major industry leaders such as Google, Mozilla, YouTube and Opera to support the WebM open web media project and open sourcing of VP8, a high performance video codec optimized for the web.
Major business partners announced support for the WebM format and VP8 open sourcing at Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference being held May 19-20, 2010 in San Francisco. Google is open sourcing VP8 and contributing it to the WebM project under a royalty free license. At the conference, ooVoo and other major software and hardware manufacturers expressed their support for the WebM effort and the announcement of open sourcing VP8.
Video is the fastest growing contributor to data usage over IP networks, yet innovation in video compression technology has lagged behind other web technologies. ooVoo is leading the evolution in high-quality, video-driven communication delivered anywhere, anytime.
"This is an important bridge to the next generation of high quality video communication" said Philippe Schwartz, ooVoo Chief Executive Officer. "New and existing ooVoo customers will benefit from affordable, high performance video codec optimized for the web. This innovation will improve the overall quality of the face-to-face interaction."
ooVoo is a New York based company that provides high quality video communication services to anyone with a PC or Mac, broadband connection and a web camera. ooVoo's technology enables businesses and consumers to experience high-quality, real-time video calls with up to six users anytime, and anywhere in the world. Product features include multi-point high-resolution video calling, video conversation recording, phone calling to PSTN landlines and mobile lines, desktop sharing, video messaging, instant message chat and file sharing. Download ooVoo at http://www.ooVoo.com.
Bryan Brown, ooVoo Media Relations, bryan(dot)brown(at)oovoo(dot)com, +1 513-410-4188
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