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Glowpoint's Cloud Managed Video Business-to-Business Exchange Services Reaches Nearly 450 Enterprises

September 7, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
Company now operates the world's largest multi-vendor, global business-to-business exchange for telepresence and video conferencing
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MURRAY HILL, N.J., Sept. 7, 2011 via Glowpoint.com- Glowpoint Inc., a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, today announced that nearly 450 companies are now connected to the company's global exchange for business-to-business (B2B) telepresence and video conferencing meetings. This makes Glowpoint the operator of the world's largest multi-vendor, global business-to-business exchange for telepresence and video conferencing.

"Customers want to use telepresence and video conferencing to collaborate with partners and customers as easily as they do today with their phones and the web." stated Stephen Vobbe, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Glowpoint. "Our OpenVideo cloud provides managed business-to-business exchange services that enable secure and simple visual collaboration across different networks and video conferencing systems, allowing our customers to realize the full value of their investment in video."

The companies currently connected to Glowpoint's OpenVideo cloud using B2B exchange services include a broad cross section of 30 industries, including banking and finance, healthcare and medicine, manufacturing, law enforcement, hospitality and travel, and technology. All companies that are connected benefit from access to directory and scheduling services to connect with each other via immersive telepresence or video conferencing systems from solution providers such as Cisco, Polycom and LifeSize. To date, over 39,000 unique video endpoints are certified and reachable on Glowpoint's B2B exchange.

To access the OpenVideo B2B exchange, companies can register to Glowpoint's global exchange directory and connect directly via a private network connection or through network peering services. Companies can choose to be publicly listed in the global exchange directory, or remain private. To date, nearly 200 companies are publicly listed in Glowpoint's global exchange directory.

Glowpoint's B2B exchange is powered by the company's OpenVideo cloud architecture, built on video management technologies and intellectual property that enable seamless and secure video collaboration across disparate networks, video endpoint technologies, and signaling protocols.

"The OpenVideo architecture solves the problems of firewall traversal, security, and interoperability between different telepresence and video conferencing systems for business-to-business video calling." stated Anil Balani, Senior Vice President of Product Development for Glowpoint. "The growth we are seeing in companies connected to our exchange clearly demonstrates that customers recognize the value of OpenVideo. It enables Glowpoint to be technology agnostic and network neutral, so that we can provide cloud managed video services for the widest range of endpoints and customers."

Customers can gain access to Glowpoint's B2B exchange services for as little as $49 per month.

For more information on OpenVideo B2B exchange services, please contact your local Glowpoint representative or go to http://www.glowpoint.com/contact. 







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