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BT Conferencing Recognized as US Cisco TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider Partner

February 16, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
cisco_bt_logo_289x80px.jpgQUINCY, Mass., Feb. 15, 2012 -- BT Conferencing announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco.

This designation recognizes BT Conferencing as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Master level.

The Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Program is focused on providing a new way of working in which everyone, everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration with Cisco TelePresence Video solutions.

A Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Partner has the greatest depth of knowledge and skill in deploying the entire Cisco video endpoint portfolio, which comprises single and triple-screen Cisco TelePresence units, custom TelePresence suites, and infrastructure solutions.

Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Partners possess deep networking and advanced Cisco Unified Communications capabilities, regional to global coverage, and a strong and mature services practice.

Chris Donohue, GM, Americas, BT Conferencing, said: "This master level certification allows BT to provide our customers with expanded Unified Communication options, and also speaks to our continued commitment to offering and supporting the latest TelePresence solutions."

Richard McLeod, senior director of collaboration for worldwide channels at Cisco, said: "The Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Program is designed to enable partners to take advantage of the tremendous market opportunities ahead--not only in the telepresence space but also in the overall collaboration market.

"As a Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Partner, BT Conferencing has made an investment in the sales, technical and life cycle services capabilities needed to deliver the industry's most comprehensive and interoperable Cisco TelePresence Video portfolio."

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP designation may be discontinued or may evolve into a Cisco specialization.

About Cisco TelePresence and Video Collaboration Solution

Cisco TelePresence(R) and Video collaboration solutions provide life-like, high-definition, conferencing facilities with superior audio and video, allowing participants to meet their colleagues, customers and business partners across a virtual table. Participants can enjoy a same-room meeting experience, even if they are located in different locations around the world. Participants can also meet more often and enjoy more productive sessions, helping to improve business interactions while potentially building stronger customer relationships, accelerating sales cycles, improving project management and forming tighter integration with remote offices.

Cisco, the Cisco logo and Cisco TelePresence are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks .

About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

In the year ended 31 March 2011, BT Group's revenue was 20,076m pounds with profit before taxation of 1,717m pounds.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com





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