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WBS Connect and Digital Video Enterprises Form Strategic Partnership

September 15, 2008 | Chris Payatagool

wbsconnect.jpgdve_logo.jpgThe organizations combine their strengths to offer WBS Connect's Virtual In Person high definition video conferencing and telepresence solutions

DENVER, Colo., September 12, 2008 - WBS Connect, a Colorado-based global technology services company today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership with equipment manufacturer, Digital Video Enterprises (DVE) to offer Virtual In Person, high-definition video conferencing and telepresence services over its worldwide carrier-class, IP network.  This innovative collaborative solution will be demonstrated at the Internet Telephony Conference and Expo, September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, booth #543.

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The DVE Huddle 70 Room Telepresence System

Virtual In Person high definition video conferencing and telepresence from WBS Connect is a complete package which includes; innovative, patented telepresence equipment from DVE, a new generation video codec, and video services.  Customers can tie it all together over WBS Connect's global high-speed IP data network.

With these full-service high-definition communication packages, WBS Connect is making telepresence and high definition video conferencing more simplified and accessible for all customers. Businesses will be able to drastically reduce the cost of travel, while increasing productivity.  Employees, partners and customers can communicate face-to-face anytime, regardless of where they are located or the number of miles between them.

Scott_Charter.jpg"We are thrilled to be working with DVE, the clear leader in immersive telepresence and desktop telepresence technology, and see this partnership as a great opportunity for us both to grow our businesses.  Combining the strengths of both organizations will allow us to change the marketplace preconceptions of video conferencing," said Scott Charter, managing partner of WBS Connect.  "I see telepresence as the new, must-have technology for this century, allowing companies to cut down on travel and make their businesses more efficient.  It's the perfect application to run over our worldwide IP network backbone."

Virtual In Person high definition video conferencing and telepresence are the latest innovative services from WBS Connect that continue to help enterprise customers connect to their world. The WBS Connect services portfolio already includes IP transit, transport, Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, data center colocation services, and expert network consulting services. In addition to its extensive technology framework built throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and relationships with major carriers across the globe, WBS Connect is also taking telepresence to the next level by delivering a complete solution for customers, including equipment, installation, and network consulting services.

"WBS Connect's high quality and affordable network, combined with DVE's true telepresence experiences for the office and meeting rooms are a perfect combination to create a total unified communications platform. This is because DVE's products enable true eye contact among participants since the camera is hidden behind the eyes of the person on the screen, enabling the most realistic conferencing experience available," said Jeff Machtig, co-founder of DVE.

WBS Connect Virtual In Person high definition video conferencing and telepresence highlights:
*    Unlike legacy video conferencing systems, telepresence solutions provide high definition, life-size images with true eye contact, enabling highly-discernable non-verbal communication.

*    A new generation video codec gives customers the ability to conduct telepresence meetings and place video conference calls between companies on different networks, securely and easily.

*    From the desktop to the boardroom, no matter the budget, WBS Connect has a video conferencing solution to suit all needs.

*    Simplified billing with a variety of down payment plans.

About WBS Connect
WBS Connect is a privately-held provider of worldwide technology services. The company leverages multi-gigabit commitments with IP transit carriers to offer direct connections with no AS hop in the United States, Europe and Asia. WBS Connect also offers colocation, storage, and expert managed network services. WBS Connect has a presence in carrier neutral data centers in Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, NYC, Seattle, and Toronto. For more information visit the WBS Connect website:    

About DVE
Digital Video Enterprises, Inc. is the world's leader in True Telepresence conferencing. Traditional videoconferencing has been proven to be a poor communication medium, because of the unnatural and awkward experience it provides. DVE's patented technologies have transformed the mediocrity of traditional videoconferencing into an experience that truly simulates being there in person. This is achieved, in part, by optically concealed cameras behind the images on the display screens. Coupled with next generation hardware and software that provide true DVD and HD quality images, the experience finally fulfills the promise of effective visual collaboration. These unique experiences are defined by DVE as "True Telepresence" and represent an entirely new medium for human communication over distance. DVE's technologies have been deployed around the globe by leaders in the entertainment industry, financial sector, healthcare, K-12 and higher education, as well as major corporations. For additional Information call (949) 347-9166 or visit the DVE website at

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