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IVCi and Adelman Travel Announce Unified Video Travel Service (UVTS)

November 5, 2010 | Howard Lichtman
New service to provide comprehensive tools for travel expense management and carbon footprint reduction.

Adelman_Travel_logo.jpgivciLogo.gifHAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2010 -- /PRNewswire/ -- IVCi, LLC (, a leading integrator of high-definition video conferencing solutions, TelePresence systems, audio visual equipment, and managed conferencing services, and Adelman Travel, a leading business travel management company, today announced the launch of their Unified Video Travel Service.

This unique service allows organizations to offer video meetings as an alternative during the booking of travel via Adelman's web portal.  When video is available between the cities being traveled, the system will notify the user and recommend the alternative.  If a user does not elect the video option, their reason for declining will be tracked and recorded.  If video is accepted, the system will book the video call directly and participants will only have to enter their respective meeting rooms at the booked time and the video meeting can begin.

As part of this first-of-its-kind offering, IVCi will provide reporting on video usage and travel avoidance.  All video calls will automatically calculate in real-time the road and air miles that were avoided as well as the cost of the actual ticket for each person that didn't travel.  This allows finance and procurement to monitor the ratios of actual cost of travel spent versus the total cost of travel avoided.  In addition, calculated miles allow visibility into carbon dioxide saved.  The return on investment (ROI) of a video conferencing system suddenly becomes far greater and much easier to realize.

"IVCi's customers enjoy seamless video meetings thanks to our Managed Conferencing Services.  Adelman Travel customers have come to rely on Adelman's ability to provide complete expense management when it comes to meetings and travel.  This new service creates the ultimate solution for managing meetings and expenses, whether face-to-face or via video or telepresence," said president and founder Bob Swing.

"Adelman is pleased to be partnering with IVCi to create UVTS.  Adelman's aim has always been to provide total expense management across all components of travel and entertainment," said Ivan Imana, Vice President of Information Technology for Adelman Travel.  "UVTS is an entirely new class of offering that will provide our customers with an opportunity to reduce their travel budget, while still providing best in class travel management."

About IVCi

IVCi, LLC ( | is a leading integrator of managed enterprise collaboration solutions, including high definition video conferencing, telepresence, audio visual systems, and managed conference services. IVCi makes conferencing and audio visual solutions easy to use, easy to manage, and easy to afford.

About Adelman Travel Group:

Adelman Travel is a unique provider of travel management for corporations with both national and global requirements. It has four regional travel solution centers: Hartford, Conn., Milwaukee, Wisc., Fort Worth, Texas and Irvine, Calif. Adelman Travel is a shareholder in RADIUS, a global travel company with over $19 billion in sales located in over 80 countries worldwide. The company offers dedicated affiliate offices in Asia, Canada and Europe and operates full-service, onsite travel centers for corporations throughout the United States and worldwide.  Adelman Travel was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information about the company, call 414-410-8382 or email [email protected]

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