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Ten Predictions for Video Conferencing Solutions in 2010

Social media platforms will include a videoconferencing function

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As the first decade of the millennium comes to a close, Vidyo believes that change is on the horizon in the videoconferencing market as we enter 2010.

Vidyo’s predictions for the coming year:

1. 2010 will be the first year when corporate funded, large-scale desktop solutions will be the largest market growth segment in video conferencing.

2. Unified Communications and social media platforms will include a videoconferencing function, and by the end of the year, no market leader offering will be available without video.

3. Error-resilient multipoint video conferencing will emerge as a killer app for 3G/4G wireless networks.

4. The H.264/SVC standard will be embraced by many video conferencing vendors, but successfully delivered by the few who can eliminate the MCU.

5. New market entrants will announce exciting SVC-enabled videoconferencing solutions and services.

6. The broadcast world will begin to embrace H.264/SVC to reshape broadcast television delivery.

7. The economics associated with operating costs (network expense, the need for managed services, and on-going maintenance) will become a primary buying criterion in the purchase of room systems that can provide telepresence-like audio and video quality.

8. Enterprise-quality desktop video conferencing software will become part of the solution for decreasing the cost and raising the quality of healthcare in the U.S.

9. Religious organizations and churches will use desktop video conferencing to change the way they communicate and extend their reach.

10. Higher education, government continuity and recovery plans, and the broadband build-out to rural communities, funded by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will create stimulus for growth in desktop video conferencing.

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Carmen Gonzalez is the co-founder, president, and CEO of SYS-CON Media, Cloud Expo, Inc. and Ulitzer, Inc.

Carmen has been in charge of SYS-CON's sales and marketing functions since 1994. Under her leadership, the company was named by Inc 500, among the fastest growing 500 privately held companies in North America three years in a row.

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