April 16, 2010 05:44 ET

Icelandic Volcanic Ash Grounds Flights: TANDBERG's FlyFree Programme Continues to Offer Businesses Support

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) - TANDBERG (OSLO:TAA) –

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As news of up to 4,000 flights being cancelled in Scandinavia as a result of the Icelandic Volcanic Ash hits the headlines, the UK's air traffic control service has suspended all flights in and out of the UK and several other European countries until at least 0100 BST on Saturday. Unsurprisingly, businesses across Europe have been severely disrupted as many passengers have been left stranded and unable to attend important business meetings.

To help companies minimise disruption to scheduled business meetings, TANDBERG is offering TANDBERG FlyFree, a programme that will allows business continuity during times of unpredicted disruption. The FlyFree programme is designed to give companies an easy and risk-free way of experiencing the power of high-definition video conferencing and telepresence.

Gary Lloyd, Regional Director for UK & Ireland, TANDBERG commented: "Cancelled flights have a huge impact on businesses. The announcement that flights will be cancelled until at least Saturday and potentially longer, plus the disruption of planes not being in the correct location, will mean several business days are impacted, affecting both productivity and competitiveness. Although the volcanic ash situation is an anomaly, other scenarios such as the snowfall and BA strikes we've experienced this year, emphasises that business continuity needs to be a top priority."

Lloyd added: "By offering our FlyFree programme, we are enabling businesses to make important face-to-face meetings and to experience TANDBERG's telepresence and video conferencing solutions. It could be days, even a week before we see the end of this situation and having video conferencing technology will help organisations to manage the impact on their business. Using telepresence and video conferencing should be an integral part of the working business environment, not just reserved for crisis management purposes."

For more information on the TANDBERG FlyFree programme, go to: www.tandberg.com/flyfree

For an opportunity to speak directly to TANDBERG executives today for information on the FlyFree programme, please contact the team on: +44 (0) 1628 628080 or tandberg@noiseworks.com

TANDBERG is the leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video products and services. Dually headquartered in New York and Norway, TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in over 90 countries and is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Visit www.tandberg.com for more information.

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