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Tely Labs Helps LAC Group Tear Down Silos with Affordable, Intuitive Video Conferencing

April 18, 2014 | Telepresence Options

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Multi-site company keeps employees connected between multiple offices across US and UK.

Tely Labs, the leader in simple, secure and affordable video conferencing systems, today announced LAC Group has implemented easy, affordable video conferencing with telyHD Pro systems for its offices located across the U.S. and the U.K.

Founded in 1986, LAC Group helps clients enact best practices and solve research, information, asset management, archival and library challenges. Providing access to information anytime, anywhere is how LAC helps law firms, major studios, broadcasters, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and universities achieve their goals.

But as LAC Group grew to almost 400 employees across seven offices in the U.S. and U.K., Chief Operating Officer Robert Corrao observed that traditional conference calls failed to keep company staff in touch and sharing information with each other effectively. "We had a lot of 'silos' within the company, compartmentalizing information rather than sharing it across groups," he said. "We just weren't communicating well."

Those silos drove Corrao to begin researching video conferencing. "We understood video would really improve the quality of our calls between teams in different offices, but cost is a big issue for us. We just couldn't afford to spend $15,000 for room systems from the usual vendors," said Corrao. "We initially tried Skype video as a low-cost alternative, but a PC-centric model isn't a good solution for meeting rooms."

With Tely Labs, Corrao found the potential for LAC Group to implement an affordable, multi-party video conferencing solution. Now LAC Group has standardized on telyHD Pro video conferencing appliances for the meeting rooms in its offices, and executive suites. To enable up to 25 participants to join scheduled video calls from their mobile devices and phones as well as with telyHD Pro appliances, LAC Group has also added Blue Jeans Network, a cloud-based video conferencing service.

"We really began seeing some high qualitative gains when we starting using Blue Jeans and Tely Labs together," Corrao concluded. "We have much better teamwork, the teams are much more engaged, we're tearing down those silos, and people love it. People just jump on a video call now without hesitation rather than send an easily misunderstood email. And on the quantitative side, we see the value of reduced travel."

"Helping companies like LAC Group achieve this type of success is what Tely Labs is all about," said Sreekanth Ravi, co-founder and CEO of Tely Labs. "Our mission is to bring this enabling technology to meeting rooms around the world at a price point business small, medium and large alike can stomach."

The telyHD Pro is a revolutionary HD video conferencing and collaboration appliance that connects with SIP standard based systems and infrastructure at unprecedented value. The telyHD Pro solution also supports Skype HD video calling as well as Tely Labs' own telyCloud service, providing multi-party video conferencing with many features normally only available with a heavy investment in video infrastructure equipment. More information is available at http://www.tely.com/products.

About LAC Group

LAC Group has been helping its clients enact best practices and solve research, information, asset management, archival and library challenges since 1986. From information professional staffing, metadata creation, consulting, spend management and asset management, LAC has a complete suite of solutions designed to help maximize the utility of real-time and archival information. A certified woman-owned business, LAC continues to be the trusted choice of law firms, major studios, broadcasters, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and universities seeking to manage the ever-increasing challenges of information and knowledge management. LAC Group has offices in Los Angeles, Washington DC Metro Area, Denver, Boston, Chicago, New York City and London, UK Metro Area.

About Tely Labs

Founded in 2010, Tely Labs is a pioneer in simple, secure and affordable video communication and collaboration systems that fundamentally change the way people communicate. Tely Labs is dedicated to bringing video conferencing to every meeting room, remote office and healthcare facility - simply, securely and affordably.







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