"Vi Vu has built a powerful interface and suite of tools that are easy to use, and enable people to communicate and collaborate with video being at the core of the experience." "The quality of Bit Gravity's live streams and the scale of their network will help us at Vi Vu realize the full promise of our platform," added Sudha Valluru, CEO of Vi Vu, "With Bit Gravity, the application will accommodate massive, HD live conferences around the world." The application will require no installation, will enable participants to view and participate from their desktops using a standard Web browser and a broad range of cameras, including standard Web cams and professional-grade cameras with DV output.Additional features will include moderator capabilities, sharing of desktops and a wide variety of applications, Twitter integration, event archiving, and analytics.Bit Gravity initially raised a total of .5mn in two rounds of funding from angels and from Tata Communications.July 13, 2010 Application to Enable Enterprises and a Broad Range of Organizations to Conduct 1:1 to 0,000 Live, Global Video Conferences with Rich, Interactive Capabilities BURLINGAME, CA—July 13, 2010 Bit Gravity, the world's first and only content delivery network (CDN) purpose-built to deliver HD video-on-demand and live streaming, and Vi Vu, a leader in creating cloud-based, easy-to-use solutions for live video participation, today announced a partnership that promises to expand videoconferencing capacity to the unprecedented 0,000 level, by deploying Vi Vu's video-centric desktop conferencing and collaboration application on Bit Gravity's global HD network.The solution is tailored for enterprises to stream CEO addresses and company meetings across a campus or the world; sales organizations holding departmental meetings and trainings; universities and other educational institutions conducting distance learning; event producers asked to stream product launches or keynotes; and a broad array of media events."We partnered with Vi Vu because of their excellent, video-centric communication platform," said Mangesh Pimpalkhare, Vice President of Product Management at Bit Gravity.
Vi Vu is headquartered in Cupertino, CA and has offices in Bangalore, India.
"One of our primary goals is to offer value-added products and services on top of our carrier-grade global network," said Mangesh Pimpalkhare, Vice President of Product Management at Bit Gravity.
"HD Cloud represents the first partnership in our ecosystem of integrated solutions from trusted, high-quality third-parties that enable our customers to go beyond delivering better video experiences by solving problems, saving time, and generating more revenue with Bit Gravity.
It will be simple for customers to transcode from many formats, such as the ability to transcode MPEG2s to FLVs for Web delivery or FLVs to h.264s for i Phone and i Pad delivery." The transcoding service will be available to Bit Gravity customers in the summer of 2010.
ABOUT BITGRAVITY Bit Gravity, Inc., built the first video delivery network to deliver affordable, broadcast quality video on demand, live streams, and interactive applications to massive audiences on the Internet. ABOUT HD CLOUD HD Cloud, developed by Diversion Media, is a video technology service provider that enables automated video encoding and transcoding for publishers.
Upon successful completion of the transaction, Tata Communications (Netherlands) B. will own 100 percent Bit Gravity, Inc., which will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Communications. In 2008, Tata Communications entered into a strategic alliance with Bit Gravity that included the licensing Bit Gravity's CDN technology and the federation of Bit Gravity's and Tata Communications' delivery networks.