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Vidyo Neo for Desktop and WebRTC Version 17.1: General Availability Release



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Announcing Vidyo Neo™ for Desktop and WebRTC version 17.1

Increase productivity, accelerate decision-making, and empower a connected workforce. Vidyo Neo is our powerful business-grade collaboration app that provides the most network resilient desktop video conferencing experience in the industry to Windows®, macOS®, Chrome™, and Firefox® users—and now Microsoft® Edge™ users as well.

We haven’t forgotten Chromebook™ and Linux® desktop users either. They have full access to Vidyo Neo via WebRTC. By adding the Vidyo Neo for WebRTC Server to your deployment, guests and users can join calls using WebRTC browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox—without downloading software or installing browser plug-ins.

So whether you use Vidyo Neo for Desktop or Vidyo Neo for WebRTC, this release offers plenty of exciting new features. Read on to find out more:

Far End Camera Control
When you're in a video meeting with a VidyoRoom™ system, you may at times wish you could adjust the far-end camera to get a better view. If you’re a doctor, for example, wouldn't it be helpful if you could zoom in to monitor a patient’s IV drip? Or if someone else pops into the conference room, wouldn't it be nice if you could pan the camera to see that other person? With the Far End Camera Control (FECC) feature, you can do just that.

FECC works for VidyoRoom systems which have a supported camera that’s capable of panning, tilting, and zooming. In addition, this feature is available for registered users only (not for guest users).

Custom Invocation
Third-party partners, developers, and admins: you can now customize the Vidyo Neo client experience and workflow. Vidyo Neo lets you easily choose which features and functionality to enable and disable for all your users. For example, you can use custom invocation to bypass the Welcome screen or login pages to provide users with direct access to a conference, or use it to mute all participants’ microphones or cameras upon entry into a call.

You can also invoke Vidyo Neo with iFrames. iFrames allow you to load content from your domain or a third-party system into Vidyo Neo per tenant. For example, you can use iFrames to display content around the main in-call window or display a thank-you message at the end of each call.

For more information about the powerful new Custom Invocation feature, see the Custom Invocation of Vidyo Neo Technical Note.

Microsoft Outlook® and Google Calendar™ Integration
Vidyo Neo can now remind you of every Vidyo meeting you have scheduled on your Microsoft Outlook calendar and your Google Calendar. The reminder pop-ups appear on your Vidyo Neo app whether or not you’re in a call.

You can also see the full list of your meetings for the day by clicking  in the Participants and Search panel. The list displays each meeting’s name, organizer, and start time.

Theater Mode
When you select Theater Mode as your video layout, the participant who’s currently speaking is displayed in a larger tile (known as the theater screen). If content is shared, the theater screen will split between the shared content and the active speaker.

Theater Mode is the default, but you can easily toggle between Gallery View (where all the tiles are the same size) and Theater Mode by clicking  and  on your Vidyo Neo in-call screen.

Redesigned Meeting Invitations
This release of Vidyo Neo introduces a completely revamped look for meeting invitations. Instead of plain text invitations, you can now send HTML invites.

Intuitive Recording
Want to record your video meeting so you can refer to it later, use it for training, or share it with colleagues who were unable to attend? For organizations that have recording capabilities, Vidyo Neo makes it easy for users to record meetings. All recordings are stored in the same place that they are stored today.
Participants’ Camera and Microphone Status
Along with the name of everyone in the call, the Participants panel now displays icons indicating whether the participant’s camera and microphone are muted.
MSI Installer
With version 17.1, we offer a Windows MSI installer for Vidyo Neo. If you’re an enterprise user, you can use this MSI installer package to make Vidyo Neo available via your enterprise distribution systems.
Microsoft Edge Support
Microsoft recently announced support for the Edge browser with WebRTC, and Vidyo is proud to be among the first video conferencing companies to support Edge for WebRTC with our Vidyo Neo version 17.1 release.

Want More Info?

If you'd like to get additional details, see the Release Notes:

These Release Notes include the new features from the 17.1.0 and 17.1.1 releases.

Note: To take advantage of all these new features, Vidyo recommends upgrading to VidyoPortal version 17.1.

What's Next?

Go ahead and download the software and documentation from the Vidyo Support Center.


If you need help or have questions, please feel free to do one of the following:

  • Vidyo Resellers and End Users with "Plus" coverage: Please contact the Vidyo Customer Service Team at
  • Vidyo End Users without "Plus" coverage: Please contact your authorized Vidyo Reseller.

We hope you enjoy using this version of Vidyo Neo for Desktop and Vidyo Neo for WebRTC!

The Vidyo Product Team

Phone   (866)-99-Vidyo (998-4396) #3 or +1-(201)-289-8597 #3

The contents of this Product Bulletin do not in any way modify the terms of the agreement(s) under which this product is provided.

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