BCS Global

BCS Global

March 12, 2007 08:08 ET

BCS Global Fuels the New Paradigm Shift in Video Conferencing with Virtual Presence HD

BCS Global enhances Global Video Exchange with seamless connectivity between high definition, traditional video conference rooms, desktop video, wireless and telepresence suites.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - March 12, 2007) - BCS Global, a worldwide provider of video conferencing and collaboration services, today announced the availability of its new Virtual Presence™ High Definition (HD) service. As the newest addition to the Virtual Presence portfolio, the new high definition service delivers a richer video conferencing and collaboration experience for businesses who aim to be more agile, productive and dynamic in using the power of face-to-face communications as a significant competitive advantage.

Virtual Presence HD provides on-demand high definition multi-point video conferences that are fully interoperable with other high definition systems while seamlessly connecting standard definition conference rooms, telepresence suites, desktop video appliances, PC-based webcam video users and wireless 3G videophones.

The new high definition Virtual Presence service combines the experience of high definition television with business quality video conferencing and collaboration capabilities. The Virtual Presence High Definition solution includes an unlimited use video calling plan, always on Virtual Video Meeting Rooms, customized screen layouts, complete end-point and directory management, reduced international calling rates and detailed billing. Virtual Presence HD customers will also have access to the industry's first High Definition Support Hotline, providing specific application and technical support.

"Virtual Presence HD represents the new paradigm of business communications, delivering greater collaboration and innovation not only in multi video communications, but also on a one-to-one basis," said Allen Preece, president and CEO of BCS Global. "The availability of Virtual Presence High Definition videoconferencing enables our worldwide customers to have a Formula One communication experience."

Through the enhancement of BCS Global's proprietary Global Video Exchange, HD users can quickly connect to other conference rooms or offices regardless of equipment type, manufacturer, location or network type. Virtual Presence HD is available for use with standard and high definition video conferencing systems from leading hardware providers including Aethra, Tandberg, Polycom and Lifesize. Additionally, Virtual Presence HD provides gateway services between IP and ISDN devices, and users can even join video conferences without a camera, simply dialing in using a standard telephone or cell phone from virtually anywhere in the world.

Ian Vickerage, Managing Director of Imago, Europe's leading specialist video communications distributor provider added, "BCS Global's leadership reputation, worldwide footprint and the quality, reliability and ease-of-use of their Virtual Presence application fits with our customers interests in deploying high definition systems that seamlessly connect with their existing video conferencing equipment. We're already seeing a dramatic increase in the applications for high definition based video conferencing and collaboration technologies and Virtual Presence HD succinctly meets the needs of our customers."

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About BCS Global

BCS Global is a worldwide leader in managed video conferencing and collaboration services. BCS Global's industry leading "Virtual Presence" application and Virtual Communication Exchange makes video conferencing easy to use, simple to connect and affordable, providing an enhanced level of interaction and collaboration. Headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Toronto and Shanghai, BCS Global offers its channel partners and customers a host of virtual communication tools wherever a business is located - or wherever it may need to connect to. For more information visit, www.bcsglobal.com.

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