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Glowpoint and StarLeaf Team Up To Deliver Global Telepresence-as-a-Service Offering Through The OpenVideo(R) Cloud
July 11, 2012 | William Zimmerman
Service will deliver break-through, anyone-to-everyone "video dial tone" for home, remote and office workers with no local infrastructure or support required
MURRAY HILL, N.J. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Glowpoint Inc., a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, and StarLeaf, a global manufacturer of interoperable video and voice solutions, today announced that they will partner to deliver turn-key cloud video services for desktops and rooms for as little as $99 per month.
Together, Glowpoint and StarLeaf will eliminate the barriers to video deployment by making 'high quality/low cost' telepresence easily accessible and fully supported anywhere in the world. The two companies are set to redefine how businesses access and benefit from video collaboration solutions by combining Glowpoint's unrivaled reliability with StarLeaf's portfolio of easy to use and easy to deploy endpoints.
"The industry has changed. Customers care less about protocols, frame rates and resolutions and care more about easy, high-quality solutions that can connect to anyone regardless of the technology," stated Stephen Vobbe, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Glowpoint. "With StarLeaf, we are delivering high-quality telepresence that is easy to buy, deploy and use. When customers receive their StarLeaf system with Glowpoint's cloud subscription they will be live within 5 minutes."
As part of the agreement, StarLeaf's purpose built video infrastructure will be tightly integrated into Glowpoint's OpenVideo(R) cloud architecture. Customers will be able to purchase the StarLeaf desktop and room systems through Glowpoint bundled with the cloud service, with the option of an All-Inclusive Service Price (AISP) that includes the cost of the system as part of a monthly payment. Customers will also benefit from Glowpoint's 24 x 7 helpdesk and complete system maintenance and support.
"In our society, video is becoming a business imperative, yet all too often video equipment comes with walls that constrain use and simply make it difficult for businesses to realize a return," stated Mark Loney, StarLeaf CEO. "Our relationship with Glowpoint tears down the barriers to make video collaboration accessible for all and will go a long way towards making video deployment more pervasive."
The new services will provide joint customers with complete access to the OpenVideo(R) community for secure, seamless B2B calling anytime. To date, there are over 450 companies directly connected to the OpenVideo(R) cloud, with over 45,000 certified endpoints. StarLeaf systems are fully interoperable with any H.323 based video system.
The service is available now through Glowpoint.
For More Information: http://www2.glowpoint.com/l/3902/2012-06-08/274k4x
Glowpoint, Inc. 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.
With ease of use and ease of deployment as its guiding principles, StarLeaf unifies video and voice to naturally empower teams and enrich relationships between colleagues, partners and customers-delivering increased productivity and lower costs. StarLeaf designs and delivers a single interoperable solution for small to enterprise-wide video and voice communications. StarLeaf combines personal and room-based telepresence, a purpose built advanced management platform and a consistent user interface, making all video communication as easy as picking up the phone. StarLeaf offers both on-premise solutions and a full cloud-based service. StarLeaf has offices in California and the UK. For a demonstration and to learn more, visit www.StarLeaf.com.
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