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Glowpoint to Launch Support for Skype and Google Talk on OpenVideo(R)
April 12, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
MURRAY HILL, N.J., April 12, 2012 -- Glowpoint Inc. (NYSE Amex: GLOW), a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, announced today that they will be offering call support for Skype and Google Talk users across the OpenVideo(R) cloud.
Skype and Google Talk users on desktops or mobile devices will now be able to connect securely and reliably in the cloud via Glowpoint's Virtual Video Room (VVR). The VVR is a fully cloud-hosted service for on-demand videoconferencing that supports calling between virtually any videoconferencing endpoint across any network. The service will also allow Skype and Google Talk users to easily dial into conferences via a private participant code.
"We recognize that visual communication continues to move to the desktop and go mobile, as customers want to connect via video wherever they are," stated Joe Laezza, President and CEO of Glowpoint. "Offering a high quality, secure cloud hosted service for Skype and Google Talk users will allow customers to extend their reach with video and drive higher utilization, which means higher ROI for everyone."
Glowpoint's expanded support from the OpenVideo(R) cloud will also allow Skype and Google Talk users to connect to multi-point meetings with participants on standards based video endpoints from Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize, and other leading manufacturers. Glowpoint already offers video call support via the VVR for video applications on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, including support for audio only participants.
The OpenVideo(R) cloud utilizes Glowpoint's intellectual property and expertise to integrate best of breed software, video delivery & management technologies, and networking technologies, to deliver flexible, high quality, reliable cloud managed video services. There are currently over 40,000 video endpoints certified to the OpenVideo(R) cloud.
Call support for Skype and Google Talk via OpenVideo(R) will be generally available from Glowpoint and through partners in late June 2012.
Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GLOW) provides cloud managed video services that make the delivery of consistently high-quality videoconferencing and telepresence service as simple as using the internet, between any technology, network and business. Using our OpenVideo(R) 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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