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Yorktel and Blue Jeans Network Enable 'Anywhere to Anywhere' Enterprise Class Video Conferencing

December 6, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
New Managed Service Offering Easily Connects Skype, Microsoft Lync, and Google Video Chat Users to Traditional Desktop and Room-System Video Conferences With Enterprise Level Service, Quality, and Reliability

-- Yorktel, the leading video managed services provider, and Blue Jeans Network, the leader in interoperable video conferencing services, today announced a strategic partnership agreement to deliver enterprise class video conferencing. Under this agreement, Yorktel will integrate the Blue Jeans Network cloud-based video conferencing service into the Yorktel video managed services offering to enable seamless video conferencing between mobile users, desktop clients, HD room systems and telepresence systems, with the service quality and reliability that is essential to mission critical IT applications.

The integrated solution will provide interoperability across disparate devices, networks and protocols, with the convenience and economies of a cloud-based solution, to enable simple, seamless video calling within and outside of the enterprise. This scalable solution enables point-to-point and multi-party calls across video devices, removing the historical limitation of users having the same video device or utilizing the same video protocol. With the simplicity of logging in via a web browser, users on practically any device can reliably join a video meeting from their desktop, smart phone, tablet computer or telepresence suite.

Blue Jeans Network has developed an innovative approach to video calling that enables users to connect with each other seamlessly at any time, anywhere and from practically any device. Blue Jeans Network's ability to provide interoperability across providers and protocols, coupled with the managed services of Yorktel, provides a solution that allows true enterprise video connectivity with the quality, reliability and support IT professionals expect from a managed service solution.

"This is yet another step to fulfilling our ultimate vision of providing 'video tone' to our customers," said David Phillips, COO, Yorktel. "By managing the complexity of the diverse range of available technologies we aim to make video calling as easy and reliable as a phone call."

"We make video work for our customers," continued Phillips. "By partnering with Blue Jeans Network, we can pair their innovative approach to video calling with our managed services to enable enterprise customers' video calling within and outside of their network, regardless of device -- from the desktop to the conference room."

"We are excited to be partnering with Yorktel to enable enterprise-class video conferencing," said Stu Aaron, Chief Commercial Officer of Blue Jeans Network. "By integrating Blue Jeans with Yorktel's Video Managed Services, we can expand the reach of video conferencing beyond the boardroom to the entire enterprise, seamlessly connecting video conference rooms with remote workers, telecommuters, partners, suppliers and customers who can't be in them."

About Yorktel

Yorktel is a leading global provider of video managed services for large enterprise and federal government customers. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey, Yorktel enables customers to successful integrate video into their operations -- from video conferencing to streaming, video event production to digital signage. Yorktel designs, integrates and manages enterprise-wide video communications solutions. For more information, visit Yorktel online at or email [email protected]. Yorktel -- we make video work.

About Blue Jeans Network

At Blue Jeans Network, our mission is to make video communications as easy and pervasive as audio communications, enabling more effective collaboration at work, at home, and on the road. Our cloud-based conferencing service makes this possible by enabling customers to connect with each other seamlessly any time, anywhere, and from practically any device. The Blue Jeans Network extends high quality video communications beyond the traditional boundaries of specialized conference rooms and into the mainstream, allowing employees throughout an enterprise to interact more effectively with each other, and with their customers, partners, suppliers, family, and friends. Blue Jeans Network is a private company headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information go to .

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