Desktop videoconferencing may not be the most exiting thing in the computing universe, but there's no question that it's a booming business, and AMD
's interested in getting a piece of that pie. The company just announced an investment in ViVu, as part of the AMD Fusion Fund program. That's set up to make strategic investments in companies that are "developing unique, digital consumer and professional experiences that take advantage of the power of the innovative AMD Fusion
Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) products."
ViVu is a pioneer in the delivery of HD-quality video content to some of today's most popular devices, through its patented MXTP technologies. According to the release: thanks to the scalability, security and extensibility of its solutions, ViVu has established itself as a technology leader in enterprise-class videoconferencing. AMD's investment will provide ViVu with additional resources to help make these technology benefits available to enterprises and small businesses worldwide.
Among other projects, AMD and ViVu are collaborating on ViVu's VuRoom videoconferencing solution and a prototype wireless display technology. The prototype wireless display technology, based on industry standards such as 802.11 wireless technology, enables smooth, real-time streaming of a 1080p HD video wirelessly from an AMD-powered notebook PC to one or more network-connected display devices, such as flat panel TVs, tablets or notebooks, without requiring any additional hardware. Now that...that's something we can get into.