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Presidio Recognized as First Cisco TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider Partner

June 23, 2011 | William Zimmerman
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GREENBELT, MD--(Marketwire - Jun 23, 2011) -  Presidio Networked Solutions, the leading provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions, announced today it is the first partner in the United States to achieve TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designation from Cisco. Presidio enables organizations to significantly improve collaboration and productivity by capitalizing on the convergence of IP-based communications and enterprise applications. Presidio has extended their unified communications expertise to address the growing demand for video collaboration solutions. Presidio has completed all training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video solutions at the highest level. Presidio is now a Master Cisco ATP Partner in four areas: TelePresence Video, Unified Communications Specialization, Security Specialization and Managed Services.

The Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Program is focused on providing a new way of working in which everyone, everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration with Cisco TelePresence Video solutions. A Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Partner has the greatest depth of knowledge and skill in deploying the entire Cisco video endpoint portfolio, which comprises single- and triple-screen Cisco TelePresence units, custom TelePresence suites, and infrastructure solutions. Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Partners possess deep networking and advanced Cisco Unified Communications capabilities, regional to global coverage, and a strong and mature services practice.

"At Presidio, we see tremendous potential for video technology to improve collaboration, drive efficiency and speed decision making in the enterprise. We are committed to investing in advanced video solutions not only for our clients, but also for our own employees," said Dave Hart, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, Presidio. "Adding the TelePresence Video Master designation to our roster of certifications from Cisco provides further objective evidence that we are capable of bringing the most innovative collaboration solutions to our clients."

"The Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Program is designed to enable partners to take advantage of the tremendous market opportunities ahead -- not only in the telepresence space but also in the overall collaboration market," said Richard McLeod, senior director of collaboration for worldwide channels at Cisco. "As a Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Partner, Presidio has made an investment in the sales, technical and life cycle services capabilities needed to deliver the industry's most comprehensive and interoperable Cisco TelePresence Video portfolio."

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP designation may be discontinued or may evolve into a Cisco specialization.

About Cisco TelePresence and Video Collaboration Solution

Cisco TelePresence and Video collaboration solutions provide life-like, high-definition, conferencing facilities with superior audio and video, allowing participants to meet their colleagues, customers and business partners across a virtual table. Participants can enjoy a same-room meeting experience, even if they are located in different locations around the world. Participants can also meet more often and enjoy more productive sessions, helping to improve business interactions while potentially building stronger customer relationships, accelerating sales cycles, improving project management and forming tighter integration with remote offices.

About Presidio Networked Solutions

Presidio Networked Solutions, the leading provider of advanced IT solutions, professional and managed services, addresses the complete technology lifecycle -- plan, design, integrate, operate and optimize -- for the enterprise, commercial and government markets. Presidio's comprehensive portfolio includes collaboration, data center/virtualization, storage, security, mobility, telecom and contact center solutions. Presidio's Sentry Managed Services enable clients to free up valuable resources by "out tasking" advanced technology management and monitoring activities. Holding the highest networking industry certifications from partners Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp and VMware, Presidio Networked Solutions is well positioned to meet the growing needs of customers migrating to advanced technologies. Presidio also offers customers an extensive range of financing solutions, including leasing. For more information visit: www.presidio.com.






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