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Video Guidance's VG Connect Expands Integrated

September 5, 2012 | Telepresence Options
New service gives customers new ways to easily collaborate on mobile devices

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (September 2012) - Twin Cities-based Video Guidance, the leading strategic visual communications company in the Upper Midwest, today announced that it can now provide integrated video conferencing to consumer-based Skype and GoogleTalk video users.  The new service gives Video Guidance's customers additional ways to videoconference between their desktop PCs, mobile devices and high-end video conferencing room systems. 

Early this summer, Video Guidance similarly integrated its VG Connect´┐Ż service to support Microsoft Lync.  VG Connect is Video Guidance's full-service, multi-point conferencing solution that bridges different videoconferencing systems, standards and devices together.

 "Adding Skype and GoogleTalk further expands our capabilities to include an even wider range of users that will now be able to take advantage of our virtual video rooms (vRooms) as well as our managed conferencing services," said Mike Werch, president and CEO of Video Guidance.  "Now, employees and customers can collaborate virtually on most popular devices, which increases productivity because they can communicate anytime, anywhere."

 VG Connect's cloud-based services already allow for anyone to participate in video conferencing -- no matter where, when or what standard-based device is used without the burden of owning the technology.  

 "A huge benefit of adding Skype and GoogleTalk is that it eliminates any new or additional video conferencing hardware or financial investment in video bridges, which are already included with VG Connect," added Werch.

VG Connect's state-of-the-art bridging infrastructure can host multiple individual conferences with interactive participants from most locations worldwide in any combination of IP, ISDN and VOIP. More information about VG Connect is available at

Founded in 1999, Video Guidance is a leading visual communications company in the Upper Midwest.  The privately held company is headquartered in Bloomington, Minn. with regional offices in Milwaukee, Wis. and Fargo, N.D.  Video Guidance is an independent partner of Cisco, Polycom and LifeSize, and maintains strategic alliances with Conference Plus, On Stream Media Corporation, VQ Communications and Accordent.  For six consecutive years, the company has been named to the "Inc. 5,000" list of the nation's fastest growing private companies, and is one of the top privately held companies in Minnesota and one of the top 150 telecommunications companies in the nation.   In addition, Video Guidance has been named by The Business Journal as one of the "50 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies" in the Twin Cities, and by Minnesota Business magazine as "One of the Best Companies to Work For." 

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