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Glowpoint Connects Skype Users to Telepresence at Enterprise Connect Event Cloud-Based Open Video Infrastructure Enables Mobile Video for B2B and Cross-Platform Calling

March 1, 2011 | Kendal Kirby
Glowpoint_logo.jpgMURRAY HILL, N.J., March 1, 2011 -- Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOW), a leading global provider of cloud-based, managed services for telepresence, video conferencing and collaboration, today announced that they have begun demonstrating Skype to standards-based video calling, including H.323 and immersive telepresence, utilizing its cloud-based, multi-party B2B video collaboration service called Virtual Video Room (VVR). The calls are being demonstrated live on March 1 and March 2 at the Enterprise Connect event in Orlando, Florida.

The technology demonstrations include connecting Skype users, and other desktop video services, from both laptop and mobile devices to various standards-based video systems, including Polycom and Cisco video systems as well immersive telepresence systems, such as the Polycom TPX rooms, Cisco CTS and Cisco T3 systems. The connections are made by having each party securely dial-in to Glowpoint's VVR - a reservation-less multi-point service that utilizes unique conference and host pin code technology, similar to audio conferencing services.

"Our technology demonstration shows how the cloud, specifically Glowpoint's cloud, can enable an anyone-to-anyone visual communications experience," said Anil Balani, Glowpoint's senior vice president of product development.  "As more and more users are looking to leverage their investment in telepresence and video conferencing technology, we are excited to offer users the ability to participate in telepresence meetings regardless of location or technology, including consumer oriented technologies like Skype."

Cloud-Based Mobile Video Demonstration Highlights
  • VVR call with Skype, H.323 and TPX telepresence suite using cloud-based Polycom MGC
  • Connect into a multi-point session both on the cloud-based MCU and in a standard codec multi-point session

Glowpoint's VVR is part of its Open Video platform, which offers telepresence, video and unified communications users a seamless way to meet and communicate across a broad range of systems, on differing carrier networks, without compromising security policies.

VVR Features
  • Multi-Vendor Compatibility - with virtually all standards and technology including Polycom and Cisco
  • Participant Code - unique code that denotes a meeting room and is distributed to invited participants
  • Secure Host Pin Code - Secure, unique leader code assigned required to start a conference
  • URI Dial - URI dial string ( provides the ability to enter a conference via IP
  • ISDN Dial - dial-in number for ISDN participants
  • Self-Certification - dedicated dial-in VVR code enables end-users to perform self-certification for testing their video or audio compatibility prior to joining conferences

Contact Glowpoint to participate in a demonstration of the Skype-to-standards based video calling and Glowpoint's VVR and Open Video platform.

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About Glowpoint
Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW) enables video users to effortlessly and securely call one another regardless of their video technology or network. With unlimited, "open" access to Glowpoint's cloud-based, hosted-video infrastructure and services, video calling within - and between - companies is dramatically simplified. From full-featured telepresence and video conferencing suites to desktop video, Glowpoint supports customers around the world with 24/7 managed services that allow business professionals to enjoy "in-the-same-room" intimacy and cost savings. To see a video-in-the-cloud demonstration, and to learn more about how cost-effective and easy telepresence and video conferencing can be for your business, please visit

Jonathan Brust
Glowpoint, Inc.
+1 312-235-3888, ext. 2052
[email protected]

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