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Logicalis UK Launches ImmersiV - a Consumption-Based 'Video as a Service' Portfolio From Desktop to Telepresence

July 6, 2011 | William Zimmerman

Video-as-a-Service Accelerates Adoption, Exploitation and Expansion of Consumption-Based Secure Business Video

SLOUGH, England, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Logicalis UK, today announced the launch of ImmersiV, a complete portfolio of cloud hosted, Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) offerings, bringing quality, on demand, consumption-based services to the enterprise. With high definition quality desktop video services starting at under £30 per month per user, ImmersiV is designed to accelerate and simplify the adoption, exploitation and expansion of business video.

The new portfolio includes Video-to-Video Bridging (VtoV), Secure Video Meeting Rooms, Logicalis' own Managed Video Network (MVN), and a personal video assistant, the VideoPA.  Organisations can pay for video to match their exact usage needs, and can access services such as external bridging to other organisations without having to build their own discreet infrastructure.

"Video is now considered a truly beneficial business productivity tool," commented Tom Kelly, managing director of Logicalis UK, "whether for busy executives saving time on travel, meeting more customers and suppliers face-to-face, or using video to positively impact complex business processes such as supply chain management, the benefit of video is no longer in question. The only question many users now have is how quickly can I adopt video and how can I pay for it without having to commit to a large capital purchase?

'ImmersiV brings a simple consumption-based model to video use, and further demonstrates our continued commitment to enable customers to only have to pay for what they use, and consume IT in new and innovative ways.  We want to encourage users to adopt widespread video, and do so with minimal impact on their capital budget or strain on their IT department or IT infrastructure. Logicalis ImmersiV makes high quality video financially and technically viable for even the smallest of organisations."

The services are available immediately for desktop users, small, medium and large room systems, and Telepresence suites. The full suite of ImmersiV services are delivered from Logicalis' UK-based cloud platform, and include:
  • ImmersiV - suite of endpoints, out-of-band network and external bridging provided as a service offers immediate business video value with minimal IT department impact.
  • ImmersiV VtoV - Secure hosted internal and external bridging (VtoV) and secure virtual rooms - connects users with suppliers and customers and provides access to secure virtual rooms for multi-user video conferencing.
  • ImmersiV Managed Video Network - reduces the need for time consuming and expensive network upgrades - guaranteeing Quality of Experience (QoE) when the existing network is not tuned for video services.
  • ImmersiV VideoPA - full service management of users' total video experience.

"With ImmersiV, a month's high quality video service to the desktop is now considerably less expensive than a standard return journey between Manchester and London, and executives recognise that by not leveraging video in normal business practice  they are wasting valuable time and money," commented Damien Hicks, director of video services at Logicalis UK. "But, video isn't simply about saving bottom line business costs, or not having to wait about in airport lounges.  Extending an individual's presence from their desk or a video room system can dramatically improve customer engagement and customer satisfaction.

'Organisations can now adopt high definition video, as a full service, and can directly compare the monthly cost of video enablement with the cost of a single rail ticket, demonstrating tangible financial and productivity ROI in the first month.  With ImmersiV there is no added strain on the IT department, and if the customer's network is not suitable for video, we can enable immediate video adoption on our managed video network.  This new portfolio is the fastest and most efficient way of making video an immersive business tool."

Built on Cisco/Tandberg video infrastructure, and leveraging high definition MOVI desktop solutions for individual users, the VaaS solution from Logicalis is a totally integrated turn-key video environment.
About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed services.
Logicalis Group employs over 2,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues in excess of $4 billion.

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