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April 06, 2010 11:36 ET

Glowpoint to Debut High-Definition Interactive Broadcasting Solution at 2010 National Association of Broadcasters Show

Company Anticipates Growth as the Media and Entertainment Industry Increases Adoption of Telepresence and Video Conferencing Technologies

HILLSIDE, NJ--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a carrier-grade provider of managed services for telepresence and video conferencing, today announced that it will be debuting its turn-key, high-definition (HD), on-demand interactive broadcasting solution at the National Association of Broadcasters show (2010 NAB Show) from April 12 through 15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The solution, named "Remote-Cam HD", provides media and entertainment outlets with the ability to acquire live, two-way content -- on-demand -- for broadcast live-to-air and to the web, in HD, at up to 1080i at 60fps. Remote-Cam HD is equipped with the components necessary for remote content acquisition and delivery, offering a host of unique features and capabilities, including head-end broadcast studio remote management, camera operation, streaming, and IP network monitoring. Once installed, the solution is available 24/7 and requires no advance scheduling. Remote-Cam HD is designed to provide significant cost savings to media outlets by replacing the need for satellite truck time, for satellite booking, and for other associated costs.

Remote-Cam HD can be connected via any high-quality IP network, and can be managed through Glowpoint's broadcast operation managed service support.

Remote-Cam HD Solution Highlights

  • Integrated Unit for Remote Locations -- A portable, self-contained, fully integrated and customizable unit is deployable for events or for permanent, on-location use. The unit includes: video encoder / decoder, fixed and external HD camera capabilities, A/V switchers, multiple input / outputs for audio and video, native HD-SDI workflow, and store and forward options.

  • Head End Control -- A software-based, hosted control panel can be loaded onto any PC or MAC. The head end control enables the full management of remote location camera pans, tilts, zooms, lighting, audio controls, and a/v switching.

  • Managed Service and Program Support -- Glowpoint provides "always on" 365x24 support for broadcast operations and Remote-Cam HD, in addition to: solution design and engineering support, program / project management, proactive monitoring and IPSLA management, on-demand production support, field-service cam support, a cam-solution parts depot, warehousing, bench testing, quality assurance for cam technology and component fulfillment, and detailed usage and performance reporting.

  • IP Networking -- To ensure a steady, clean connection at all times, any high-quality IP network can be managed, certified, or delivered by Glowpoint as part of the broadcast solution.

Glowpoint President and Co-CEO Joseph Laezza said, "Our solution for broadcasters is simple to deploy and easy to operate. The service is 'always on,' and is supported by our world-class managed service operation. More than 15% of Glowpoint's revenues are now attributable to this sector, and we are seeing an increased demand for broadcast applications that use the latest HD telepresence technologies, including software-based web cam solutions. Glowpoint provides support for many of the largest broadcast outlets in the world, and we are very excited to offer them an extremely flexible, high-quality solution that actually lowers their costs." 

Glowpoint will be hosting live demonstrations at the 2010 NAB Show, and will feature a proto-type of the Remote-Cam HD unit and control system. To see a live demonstration, please visit Glowpoint's show booth, SU7504, or contact Christopher Welch at 312-235-3888, extension 2017, or at cwelch@glowpoint.com, to schedule a private viewing. 

About Glowpoint Broadcast Solutions

Glowpoint provides IP-based broadcast solutions for leading sports broadcasters, sports leagues, news outlets, cable stations, and collegiate conferences. Glowpoint's "always-on," VNOC support and exclusive video-network exchange reduce transport costs and program operations by up to 80 percent, as compared to traditional satellite feeds and associated operations. In addition, Glowpoint provides real-time communications, almost always delivered two-up for live broadcasts, by enabling ultra-clean HD- and SD-interactive broadcasts -- made possible with Glowpoint's proactively maintained flexible solutions.

In addition to major broadcast events, such as the professional football and basketball drafts, Glowpoint provides broadcast services to a variety of clients, such as Comcast's Mountain West Sports Network, in addition to other leading television networks.

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About Glowpoint
Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW) provides carrier-grade, managed telepresence and video communications services. Glowpoint's suite of robust telepresence and video conferencing solutions empowers enterprises to communicate with each other over disparate networks and technology platforms. Glowpoint supports thousands of video communications systems, in more than 35 countries, with its 24/7 video management services. Glowpoint also powers major broadcasters, Fortune 500 companies, as well as global carriers and video equipment manufacturers -- and their customers -- worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.glowpoint.com.

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