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Glowpoint and Sabre Partner to Drive Further Adoption of Videoconferencing
December 15, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
SOUTHLAKE, Texas and MURRAY HILL, N.J., Dec. 15, 2011 - Glowpoint Inc. (NYSE Amex: GLOW), a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, and Sabre Travel Network, a global technology leader serving travel agencies and corporations, today announced plans to integrate cloud managed video services into Sabre Virtual Meetings.
Sabre Virtual Meetings provides corporate travel buyers (including travel agencies, corporate travel managers, businesses, government agencies and corporate employees) with a seamless way to find, reserve and connect public and corporate-owned videoconferencing rooms as part of the travel booking process. Sabre already operates the world's largest travel marketplace and the world's leading corporate online booking tool, GetThere, connecting travel agents and corporations with airlines, hotels, and other travel suppliers from around the world.
Sabre Virtual Meetings will utilize Glowpoint's OpenVideo cloud to provide users with videoconferencing services such as video bridging, helpdesk and concierge services, and business- to-business calling via the world's largest global, multi-vendor business-to-business exchange for video. Working with Glowpoint, Sabre will offer cloud based services for video, which do not require video infrastructure on the customer's network or local support.
"Glowpoint's capability to provide secure, high quality business-to-business calling will provide our customers with the confidence that their video meetings will be successful every time they use Sabre Virtual Meetings," stated Jeremy Stubbs, General Manager for Sabre Virtual Meetings, a part of Sabre Travel Network. "Glowpoint's scheduling and cloud managed video services will make it easier for users to connect inter- and intra-company videoconferencing rooms, thereby driving higher adoption and use of existing assets."
The goal of the partnership between Glowpoint and Sabre is to increase the adoption and use of corporate-owned videoconferencing solutions within the thousands of business customers that the two partners currently serve.
Sabre and Glowpoint will also develop 24x7 remote monitoring and management services for videoconferencing rooms available through Sabre Virtual Meetings, to ensure that issues affecting the reliability and performance of the rooms are resolved before they impact a meeting.
"A key requirement of videoconferencing is to make it as easy to schedule and utilize as booking travel online, which is why we choose to partner with Sabre, clearly a leader in the travel industry," said Stephen Vobbe, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Glowpoint. "We know that customers expect videoconferencing to be as easy and reliable as booking flights today. Our cloud managed services will ensure that videoconferences booked through Sabre Virtual Meetings will always take off on time and go smoothly."
Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GLOW) 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.
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network provides technology solutions to the global travel industry. It operates the world's largest travel marketplace, connecting travel buyers and sellers through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Its innovative software connects more than 350,000 travel professionals to more than 400 airlines, 93,000 hotels, 25 car rental brands, 50 rail providers, 13 cruise lines and other global travel suppliers. More than 300 million people purchase airline tickets through this channel annually.
Sabre Travel Network is part of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company serving the world's largest industry - travel and tourism. Its innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that's right for them. For more information, please visit www.sabre.com.
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