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Glowpoint Announces Next Generation of Virtual Video Room (VVR)
October 13, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
Utilization grows 800% since introduction, version 2.0 expected to increase adoption
MURRAY HILL, N.J., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glowpoint, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, today announced general availability of Virtual Video Room (VVR) 2.0, the next generation of the company's cloud hosted 'meet-me' service for high definition video conferencing.
Glowpoint's VVR, first introduced in February of 2011, has steadily gained market momentum - with users logging over 110,000 minutes of usage to date. VVR 2.0 builds on this market success by adding meeting control features, more robust content sharing, and increased interoperability.
VVR 2.0 includes a web based moderator portal that allows the meeting host to optimize the video experience for all meeting participants, including adjusting the screen layout for multipoint meetings in continuous or voice switched mode. The moderator portal also allows the meeting host to add or drop meeting participants during the meeting, mute video and/or audio for individual participants, and view the connection quality of individual participants. International customers can choose between seven different language options for the portal, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
"With VVR 2.0, we are delivering a more flexible, personal user experience, which we firmly believe will further drive usage," stated Anil Balani, Senior Vice President of Product Development for Glowpoint. "We also understand that users want to collaborate visually with participants on desktops wherever they are, including users of Microsoft Lync."
Customers of the VVR 2.0 cloud service will be able to add Microsoft Lync and OCS users to meetings via a Cisco Video Communication Server (VCS) installed on the customer's network and managed from Glowpoint's OpenVideo cloud. VVR 2.0 also adds more robust content sharing by including support for SIP based endpoints utilizing BFCP.
"The market for on-demand, cloud services that allow businesses of all sizes to easily adopt and use video without investing in on-premise infrastructure and support continues to grow," said Stephen Vobbe, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Glowpoint. "VVR 2.0, delivered from our OpenVideo platform, positions Glowpoint to provide millions of users with the opportunity to utilize high definition video conferencing to increase productivity while reducing operating costs."
VVR 2.0 will be available from Glowpoint and through qualified OEM partners and resellers in November.
Glowpoint, Inc. provides cloud managed video services that make the delivery of consistently high-quality video conferencing and telepresence service as simple as using the internet, between any technology, network and business. Using our OpenVideo cloud architecture, Glowpoint enables organizations of all sizes to adopt business-class video easily, scale instantly and collaborate openly, yet securely across technology boundaries - to realize the full value of visual communications. To learn more please visit www.glowpoint.com.
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