In a new Competitive Assessment of enterprise mobile video collaboration
suppliers by ABI Research, Librestream and Livecast ranked first in a
quantitative rating of their implementation and innovation capabilities.
Other vendors assessed included Streambox, AT&T, and Polycom.
The assessment evaluated vendor's mobile video collaboration products
and services when applied to business operations support. This type of
usage is different than the traditional person-to-person usage and also
represents a much larger addressable market of up to 500 million users
worldwide. Examples of use include a technician showing a remote expert
a live video feed of a defective part or machine; a reporter capturing
an event or story on the mobile rather than using a camera operator; or
real estate agents showing customers a new property.
Librestream scored highest among all the competitors for mobile solution
features. Enterprise practice director Dan Shey comments, "Librestream
has done a great job making video collaboration interactive; such as the
ability to telestrate on both the camera and desktop applications; and
remote control ofcamera from the desktop application including zoom,
freeze frame, image capture, and lighting." It also scored high in
vertical market expertise and partnerships and recently introduced an
iPhone and iPad application.
Livecast has the longest history of any competitor with smartphone
mobile video collaboration solutions dating back to 2005. It scored
highest of any competitor in smartphone OS coverage which includes apps
for Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian platforms. Livecast
has one of broadest product lines of hardware, software, and services
including the most extensive set of features in its command center
All companies were evaluated across criteria that rated their market
implementation and product innovation capabilities; with a market share
analysis also included. The product forms part of ABI Research's Enterprise
Mobility Applications and Services (http://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/enterprise-mobility/)
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com,
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