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Glowpoint Expands Reach to the Caribbean and Latin America with Columbus Business Solutions Partnership
May 14, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
MURRAY HILL, N.J., May 14, 2012 -- Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GLOW), a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, today announced a partnership with Columbus Business Solutions to offer cloud hosted video services to businesses and governments throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Through a multi-year agreement, Columbus will offer Columbus Cloud Video Conferencing, a fully cloud hosted service for on-demand visual communication that supports calling between virtually any videoconferencing solution including desktop and mobile applications such as Cisco Jabber Video. The service leverages Glowpoint's Virtual Video Room (VVR) offering, which is delivered and supported from the OpenVideo(R) cloud and currently supports over 40,000 registered endpoints worldwide.
"Our partnership with Glowpoint positions us to offer cloud services that will allow our customers to easily adopt video without investing in on-premise infrastructure and support," stated John Reid, President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbus Communications. "It will also allow our customers to create connected communities of interest and collaborate over video in real-time, whenever they need to. The combination of our extensive, reliable network and the OpenVideo(R) cloud will deliver high quality visual communication experiences that will drive usage of video as an alternative to traveling."
The Columbus Cloud Video Service supports multi-party videoconferences with virtually any standards based room, desktop, and mobile video solution from Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize, and other leading manufacturers. The service also supports participants on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, including support for audio only. Users are able to easily dial into meetings using a private, six-digit access code, and share content including PowerPoint presentations and rich media.
"OpenVideo(R) is designed to provide high quality, reliable cloud videoconferencing for the widest range of video solutions, anywhere in the world," stated Darren Podrabsky, Vice President of Marketing & Channels for Glowpoint. "We are confident that our cloud will serve Columbus customers well, and we are excited about this partnership."
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.
The Columbus Cloud Video Conferencing service was publicly launched in at an event in Trinidad, as part of the company's Cloud Portfolio launch: http://curacaoconnected.com/columbus-business-solutions-launches-cloud-portfolio/. It will be generally available to customers in Latin America and the Caribbean later this summer.
Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSE MKT: 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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