Gold Sponsors
Array Telepresence Logo   Human Productivity Lab Logo   Ashton Bentley Logo
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Telepresence Options Magazine

Latest Telepresence and Visual Collaboration News:
Full Article:

GMS Global Media Services partners with Acano to support business conference room technology

October 11, 2014 | Telepresence Options



  • New partner Acano adds highly-scalable video conferencing infrastructure
  • New department head to lead expansion of the business conference room technology and Digital Signage areas

Eschborn, 08.10.2014 - GMS Global Media Services, an international cross-vendor Unified Communications (UC) provider, brings the Videoconference products of new British partner Acano to the markets of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (DACH region). The full-service provider expands their service portfolio to a highly scalable video conferencing infrastructure and additional UC solutions. Acano products are ideal for companies wanting to integrate multiple platforms such as Microsoft Lync, Skype, telephony and standards-based audio/video.

The London / Uxbridge company provides video conferencing via "Acano CoSpaces" - these are individual virtual meeting rooms. Users can join via web browser, mobile device, traditional VC or UC-Applications such as Microsoft Lync - access to Acano infrastructure is universally supported. Telephony, web conferencing and video conferencing systems are brought together in a unified solution. Tobias Enders, CEO GMS Global Media Services says: "Our new partner provides a great contribution with their offer of enterprise-capable communication performance".

Thomas Nicolaus, General Manager Central & Eastern Europe at Acano and former Tandberg / Cisco Manager: "In GMS we have gained a strong partner for our solutions. The reasons for our decision were their years of experience in the videoconferencing market and the extensive technical know-how of GMS. "

New Head for conference room technology and digital signage
Along with targeted expansion of technology partners, GMS is also growing its technical and commercial competency. The latest addition to the GMS executive team is Mr Thomas Ast. Mr Ast is a specialist in Audiovisual Media Technology and will be responsible for the business areas of Conference room technology and Digital Signage. In this position he will lead the strategic development of both areas. The aim is to strengthen the market presence of GMS in the DACH region and exploit the potential in the growing markets for conference room technology and digital signage.


Thomas Ast is the new head of business conference room technology and digital signage at GMS Global Media Services (source: GMS Global Media Services)

Before joining GMS, Thomas Ast spent many years at Concom Didas GmbH in Langenfeld in digital signage and conference room technology. The 46-year-old was responsible for project work. Moreover he provided sales activitiy support for IT services. His professional career includes Multi Vision GmbH, a system house for media and conference technology.

High-resolution imagery Thomas Ast:

About Acano
Acano is a British company that provides a highly scalable video conferencing infrastructure and further UC solutions. Acano customers receive "Acano CoSpaces", these are virtual meeting rooms which combine previously incompatible audio, video and web technologies. Acano was founded by former Cisco and Tandberg managers.

About GMS Global Media Services
GMS is an international, cross-vendor full-service provider specialist for Videoconferencing, audiovisual (AV) media technology and Unified Communications. The company has many years of experience in the operation of complex video conferencing infrastructure and provides efficient, successful use of AV systems. The Professional Services and Managed Services teams support GMS customers through the entire life cycle of media technology and video conference systems - from design through to installation and operation. The company reports continued strong growth due to the increasing requirements for global corporate communications. Today GMS has around 100 internal and external employees. In addition to its headquarters in Eschborn near Frankfurt the company has branches in Singapore, Hong Kong and London as well as on-site teams at customers throughout Germany and much of Europe.

More Information at:

Company Contact:
GMS Global Media Services GmbH
Tobias Enders
D�sseldorfer Str. 13
65760 Eschborn
Phone.: +49(0)6196 / 96793 -0
Mail: [email protected]

Press Contact:
Akima Media
Sebastian Pastuschek
Garmischer Str. 8
80339 M�nchen
Phone.: +49(0)89 / 959 18 - 0
Mail: [email protected]

Add New Comment

Telepresence Options welcomes your comments! You may comment using your name and email (which will not be displayed), or you may connect with your Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or DISQUS account.