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Providea Conferencing Limited Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider Partner in the UK

May 31, 2012 | William Zimmerman

Recognizing the Company for meeting all ATP program requirements and criteria

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Providea Conferencing Limited, a leading global provider of visual collaboration and telepresence technology solutions announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Providea Conferencing Limited as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Express level.

The Cisco TelePresence Video Express 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 TelePresence Video solutions. The Express-level program's goal is to enable partners to market Cisco TelePresence Video endpoints, offer targeted infrastructure solutions, and differentiate themselves based on their breadth of unique audiovisual integration skills.

"The Providea team has been exclusively focused since our formation in 1999 on supporting the needs of organizations around the globe with all of their video conferencing and telepresence initiatives. We take pride in our ability to deliver unique services and expertise based on best practices for successful video deployment. Achieving this important designation from Cisco continues to demonstrate our commitment to expanding our global presence in this market, enabling us to support our customers in the manner they have come to depend upon from Providea," said Todd Luttinger, President and CEO of Providea Conferencing.

"This is yet another milestone for Providea Conferencing Limited. As we continue to expand our presence in EMEA, we remain committed to investing in our partnership with Cisco in order to extend our scope of expertise in the telepresence and broader collaboration product set," said Clare Ryan, Manager of Sales and Operations of Providea Conferencing Limited.

"The Cisco TelePresence Video Express 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," said Richard McLeod, senior director of collaboration for worldwide channels at Cisco. "As a Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP Partner, Providea has made an investment in the sales, technical and life cycle services capabilities to deliver the industry's most comprehensive and interoperable Cisco TelePresence Video portfolio."

About Cisco TelePresence and Video Collaboration Solutions

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.

About Providea Conferencing Limited

Providea Conferencing Limited, headquartered in Buckinghamshire, UK is an entity of Providea Conferencing, LLC, headquartered in Camarillo, CA with a major East Coast hub in Boston and 17 local offices.

Providea Conferencing Limited (and Providea Conferencing, LLC) is a leading global provider of visual collaboration and telepresence technology solutions. End-to-end expertise encompasses video endpoints, infrastructure, multimedia, UC Integration and a strong portfolio of network, professional and managed service offerings. Representing the top manufacturers and network carriers in the industry, including Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize, AT&T and Masergy, we are uniquely positioned in the video conferencing and telepresence marketplace as a true single-vendor solution provider. Today, Providea brings video conferencing solutions to thousands of customers spanning across a range of industries including financial, legal, technology, healthcare, entertainment, education and state and local government agencies.

Providea Conferencing Limited, the Providea logo and other Providea marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Providea Conferencing Limited. For more information on Providea visit .

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SOURCE Providea Conferencing Limited

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