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Glowpoint and Affinity VideoNet Announce Strategic Alliance

May 2, 2009 | Chris Payatagool

glowpoint_160x53px.jpgCompanies to provide a full suite of telepresence and videoconferencing managed services globally

HILLSIDE, N.J.---Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of advanced video communication solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Affinity VideoNet to offer Glowpoint's high-quality, IP-based video network and managed video services to Affinity VideoNet's clients and affiliates and their thousands of telepresence and videoconferencing suites in 60 countries.

As part of the agreement, Affinity VideoNet clients and affiliates will have full access to Glowpoint's Quality of Service (QoS) IP-based video network overlay services, its global video exchange - known as the Telepresence interExchange Network ("TEN"), and Glowpoint's VNOC services, which provide the complete management of both telepresence and HD video environments. Glowpoint's services are delivered via its video-centric infrastructure and global network that serve clients ranging from Fortune 100 enterprises and leading broadcast networks to small and medium-sized businesses.

Glowpoint's VNOC service includes proactive monitoring with daily room sweeps, management and remediation, 24/7 customer support with on-demand concierge services, unified scheduling tools and assistance , call launching, conferencing production and management, and a full complement of usage and performance reporting. Additionally, Glowpoint's standard, on-demand, usage-based managed conferencing services - for multiple participant conference events - will be offered.

Affinity VideoNet CEO Peter Holst said, "Our partnership with Glowpoint offers our affiliates and clients a video conferencing network solution that is high-quality, affordable, and easy to implement, with the added benefit of interconnectivity with other businesses on Glowpoint's global exchange environment, TEN. In addition, the extension of our service portfolio, through Glowpoint's VNOC and managed services platform, adds significant value to our complete video solution."

Joe_Laezza_Glowpoint.jpgThis agreement also enables Glowpoint and its partner resellers and customers to join the Affinity VideoNet network of public video conferencing suites. Glowpoint President and Co-CEO Joe Laezza said, "Affinity VideoNet is the recognized leader in the public room videoconferencing industry, offering thousands of rental suites in 60 countries. We are pleased to announce this alliance, and looking forward to working together to expand IP Video adoption throughout the business community. The participation of the Affinity VideoNet network of rooms in our Telepresence interExchange Network is yet another step toward achieving the mission of powering a global community where video communications are a part of everyday business life."

About Glowpoint

Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW) is a leading provider of advanced video communications solutions. Glowpoint's suite of advanced and robust telepresence and video communication solutions enable organizations to communicate with each other over disparate networks and technology platforms. Glowpoint supports thousands of video communication systems in more than 35 countries with its 24/7 video management services. Glowpoint powers Fortune 500 companies and major broadcasters, as well as global carriers and video equipment manufacturers, and their customers, worldwide. To learn more, visit www.glowpoint.com.

About Affinity VideoNet

Headquartered in Denver, CO, Affinity VideoNet has been the leader in remote meeting services and video conference suites for more than 18 years. With thousands of video conference suites in 60 countries around the world, Affinity VideoNet offers a cost-effective meeting alternative to travel. If you are new to video conferencing or if it's a service that you've been using for years, Affinity can show you just how easy such remote meetings can be because of our comprehensive site certification process, reliable suites, personal consultation, and top-notch customer service. For more information about Affinity VideoNet, visit www.affinityvideo.com.

 







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