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BCS Global Launches Another First In The Market: Support for IPv6 and Interworking between v6 and v4 Video Endpoints

February 28, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
bcs_global_logo.jpgThis new capability provides BCS Global customers with improved interoperability, enhanced quality of service and more advanced security

London, United Kingdom February 28, 2012
-- BCS Global Networks Limited, a leading worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence, and visual collaboration services, today announced that it now provides support for IPv6 video endpoints and seamless interworking between IPv6 and IPv4 video endpoints.

With the upcoming exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 is starting to make business sense, and many companies are now in the process of transitioning to IPv6. IPv6 offers many advantages for video communications and collaboration applications, including support for a much larger address space, more advanced security, improved interoperability and enhanced quality of service (QoS). IPv6 with its 128-bit addressing system combines security and authentication, quality of service (reserving bandwidth), plug-and-play for network device configuration, a hierarchically structured routing system, and is thereby ideal for use in IP enabled videoconferencing.

Clive Sawkins, CEO of BCS Global said "We are pleased to announce this new capability as it emphasizes the importance of IPv6, and BCS Global's commitment to deliver state-of-the-art managed video services that support industry standards and interoperability. As migration to IPv6 occurs slowly, IPv6 and IPv4 video endpoints will coexist for many years. In such a scenario, they need to communicate with one another seamlessly, irrespective of whether the communicating hosts are running on IPv6 or IPv4. Incorporation of support for IPv6 into our managed services allows our customers to deploy the industry's best visual collaboration solutions as they prepare for the transition to next-generation networks."

The new support capability will be offered as part of BCS Global's managed video services suite to its partners and customers.

After successfully completing a call from an IPv4 to an IPv6 video endpoint, Neil Fluester, Video Services Product Manager at Cable&Wireless Worldwide said "Interoperability between IPv6 and IPv4 video endpoints is of significant importance to us, as this feature will now make transition to IPv6 a very easy process for our enterprise customers. By providing this capability, BCS Global is now ahead of the game in supporting interoperability between IPv6 and IPv4 video endpoints."

About Cable&Wireless Worldwide
Cable&Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW) provides integrated communications, managed videoconferencing and telepresence services to large enterprises and mid-market customers in both the public and private sectors.

With an unrivalled heritage and a globally significant network, Cable&Wireless Worldwide can provide secure, robust and resilient video connectivity to over 150 countries.

To find out more, visit http://www.cw.com.

About BCS Global
BCS Global Networks Limited is a leading worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services. BCS Global's innovative videoconferencing and telepresence solutions enable real-time, rich interactive video collaboration allowing participants to connect seamlessly from their telepresence suites, boardroom systems, desktops, laptops, smartphones or tablets. The company owns a fully deployed Global B2B Video Exchange, which enables users across the world to meet instantaneously regardless of their video system, network provider or type of connection.

Headquartered in the UK, with offices in New York, Toronto, Shanghai and Hong Kong, BCS Global provides comprehensive managed video collaboration services and a 24x7x365 global live video and audio help-desk support to its customers across the globe in over 85 countries across different industry verticals, and major telecom carriers and their customers globally.

For more information, please visit http://www.bcsglobal.com or connect with BCS Global on YouTube, LinkedIn, and @BCSGlobal on Twitter.






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