Polycom, provider of telepresence, video and voice solutions, this morning announced that it has acquired ViVu, a privately- held video collaboration software company. The deal was signed last Friday, for undisclosed cash consideration, and Polycom expects the transaction to be neutral to earnings.
ViVu has developed software that can be embedded into Web applications such as enterprise, social, and vertical industry applications to enable instant web-based HD video collaboration.
Founded in 2008, the company currently has offices in Cupertino, California and Bangalore, India, and employs about 25 people. Clients include TIBCO and Thomson Reuters.
Here’s how Polycom pitches the acquisition of the company:
ViVu gives Polycom a fast-track to embed HD video into web-based applications through an OEM model, accelerating time-to-market and adoption of Polycom HD video collaboration solutions, and driving awareness of the Polycom brand powering video collaboration inside a wide range of applications.
Polycom will leverage ViVu technology in its RealPresence Platform, a software infrastructure suite for video collaboration.
ViVu delivers smarter videoconferencing solutions for global communications. The companyâ€™s browser-based video platform is easy-to-use, affordable and requires zero download â€“ within minutes, people can videochat and share their desktops with small teams or up to thousands of people at once. Fortune 500 companies trust ViVu to power a better online meeting experience than legacy players. ViVu is compatible with PCs, Macs, Linux, mobile devices and the iPad. Go to http://www.vivu.tv to learn more about smarter videoconferencing.