New Blind Research Study Shows Skype Users Prefer ooVoo
New York, NY (July 15, 2010)- ooVoo, a high quality video communication service with 13 million registered users and growth of more than 600,000 new users monthly in 2010, today announced the results of a blind study conducted by a third party research firm to demonstrate how its product stacks up against category leader Skype.
The study results show that ooVoo is preferred by 8 out of 10 Skype users, who cited superior sound and video quality as some of the reasons why they favored ooVoo for a better video communication experience delivered anywhere, anytime.
"The research results confirm what users have been telling us about ooVoo quality vs. Skype," said Philippe Schwartz, CEO, ooVoo. "We have built an innovative and scalable technology and infrastructure optimized for the delivery of high-quality video and audio. Based on consumer feedback, ooVoo users enjoy more consistency than what Skype and other video chat companies are offering."
In addition to quality, a number of factors contribute to users’ overall preference of ooVoo over Skype. For example, ooVoo offers 6-way multi-point chat, versus Skype which offers only 5-way, a feature that’s currently in a beta testing phase and has experienced a number of bugs . ooVoo hosts video chat on dedicated servers that keep quality more consistent. Skype’s technology relies on users’ individual processors making service less reliable in situations with uncertain bandwidth.
“We led the video chat industry for three years with high-quality multi-point, while it took three years for Skype to catch up,” said Schwartz. “Our core technology and infrastructure give us a concrete foundation to continue our history of innovation in cutting-edge applications such as mobile and high-definition video.”
About the study
ooVoo provides high quality video communication services to anyone with a PC or Mac, broadband connection and a web camera. ooVoo’s technology enables businesses and consumers to experience high-quality, real-time video calls with up to six users anytime and anywhere in the world. Product features include high-resolution video calling, video conversation recording, phone calling to PSTN landlines and mobile lines, desktop sharing, video messaging, instant message chat and file sharing.