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Oblong Industries and Carahsoft Team Up to Provide Mezzanine Conference Room Solution to Government

February 7, 2013 | Telepresence Options


Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 06, 2013

Oblong Industries, a leading developer of next-generation communication solutions, today announced a partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, to boost inter-agency and intra-agency collaboration and productivity through the application of Oblong technology.

Under the partnership, Carahsoft has added Oblong Industries' Mezzanine� conference room solution to its GSA schedule, and will proactively market, sell and distribute Mezzanine systems to federal, state and local government agencies and the Oblong reseller partner ecosystem.

Learn more about Mezzanine�.

"We think the federal space is a place where our productivity tools can make a real difference. We are excited about working with Carahsoft to bring Oblong's Mezzanine technology to the government sector. Mezzanine is unparalleled solution for meeting rooms, situation rooms, planning facilities and command centers. Carahsoft's leadership and proven track record as a value-added channel provider enables us to offer our technology where it can have real impact," said Mike Brown, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Oblong.

Oblong's Mezzanine provides exactly what traditional conference, videoconference and tele-presence rooms lack--an effective way to simultaneously engage multiple users and their data. Mezzanine expands on existing technology by providing what we call InfoPresenceSM--the incorporation of multiple users, multiple devices, and multiple streams of information in the collaboration environment.

With Mezzanine, government workers can:

  • Collaborate seamlessly with content from a variety of popular devices
  • Interact with multiple users, anywhere, anytime
  • Arrange, visualize, and analyze multiple streams of data
  • Share content across multiple locations
  • Break down geographical barriers via a connected shared workspace

"Oblong has developed a very unique technology to enhance the group collaboration experience by providing government agencies with a cutting-edge turnkey appliance to enable content and application sharing," said Michael Shrader, Vice President of Innovative and Intelligence Solutions at Carahsoft. "We are pleased to add this technology to our GSA schedule and to expand our collaboration solutions portfolio with Oblong."

Oblong's Mezzanine conference room is available immediately via Carahsoft's GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y. For more information, contact Carahsoft at 703-230-7466 and register to attend a complimentary product demonstration being held 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, February 28 at Oblong's DC office.

About Oblong Industries
Oblong Industries' innovative technologies and ideas are changing the way people work, play, and communicate. Oblong's technology was the basis for the computers depicted in the film Minority Report� and has roots in more than two decades of research at the MIT Media Lab. Oblong's products, including the g-speak� spatial operating system and the Mezzanine� collaboration appliance, define the next generation of multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device computing. Oblong is headquartered in Los Angeles and supplies g-speak and Mezzanine systems to Fortune 50 enterprise customers, reseller partners, and academic and research institutions. http://

Oblong Federal Contact
Sean McCluskey
sean (at) oblong (dot) com

About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by VAR500, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at

Mary Lange
press (at) carahsoft (dot) com

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