Videocall Limited

Videocall Limited

August 27, 2009 01:00 ET

Leading Communication Services and Solutions Providers Launch OnePresence Alliance to Meet the Needs of the World's Leading Organisations

Polycom recognizes organization as a single global entity capable of supporting their global customers.

CAMBERLEY-SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2009) - Three of the world's leading visual communication services and solutions providers, Videocall (UK), York Telecom Corporation (US) and Vantage Systems (Australia) today jointly announced the formation of a new, customer-driven global alliance designed to facilitate global-scale telepresence and visual communication and collaboration programs that address today's business challenges.

By combining their business, product and service strategy with fundamental technical expertise, this alliance will provide technology, managed services, strategic consulting and end-to-end communications solutions to the world's leading organizations across the globe.

"Interest in visual communication has never been greater. Today's solutions effectively address some of the critical business challenges that customers are facing in today's global business environment," said Ron Myers, Vice President of Channels at Polycom, a leading manufacturer of visual communication solutions. "The OnePresence Alliance offers customers comprehensive, global services and support to address all of their visual communication needs."

"The OnePresence Alliance is built on common standards of service delivery geared to provide a single point of responsibility for our global customers" stated Ken Scaturro, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development at York Telecom. "This manufacturer recognized Alliance meets the expanded needs of our multi-national customer and partner community."

Mark Buckley, Chief Executive Office of Vantage Systems describes the OnePresence Alliance as a partnership among peers who have a similar view of the future of visual communication. "The current economic climate drives the rapid adoption of visual communication as the world's leading organizations seek alternatives to traditional travel and meetings. The gloss of business trips around the world has long gone. Cost savings, improved productivity and business sustainability are today's top priorities. To address these needs we offer alternatives in form of effective audio, video and web communication solutions," Buckley said.

OnePresence allows organizations to receive easy, reliable and cost effective global visual communications service and related support. They can take advantage of an 'always-on' service and support model facilitating a flawless experience and removing boundaries in any visual communication environment.

Traditional systems integrators and telecommunications providers struggle due to breath and depths of skills required delivering and maintaining the complete portfolio of conferencing and collaboration solutions from immersive telepresence studios to executive desktop systems.

Rob Portwood, Chief Executive of Videocall said: "The Alliance fills a gap in the market place and offers significant benefit to customers worldwide through the powerful combination of expertise, global reach and a commitment to excellence. The OnePresence Alliance is able to deploy world-class, robust, reliable and innovative solutions supported by an 'always-on' global service network to generate demonstrable return on investment to customers across the globe."

About OnePresence

The OnePresence Alliance is the first truly global video communication alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and the highest quality video communication experience. The founding members of the alliance are York Telecom, Vantage Systems and Videocall who's combined systems and service model provide OnePresence Alliance customers with a global, 'always-on' platform allowing customers to focus on their core business, enhance their productivity and achieve real savings. For more information and to understand how the OnePresence Alliance can help your organization visit

www.onepresencealliance.com.

About Videocall

Videocall is one of the leading UK based service providers and systems integrators of video collaboration services to organisations worldwide. Videocall provides bespoke solutions including personal and immersive telepresence, high definition and traditional videoconferencing, together with a world-class professional service offering that delivers the highest quality video enabled collaboration experience.

For more information visit www.videocall.co.uk & www.videocallmypresence.com.

About York Telecom

York Telecom is a leading provider of visual communication services and solutions for Global 1000 companies, as well as Government, Education and Medical segments. Founded in 1985, the company is headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey. The company offers total managed conferencing services, consulting, integration and operational services, professional video production and postproduction for visual communication solutions such as Videoconferencing, Streaming Media, Video on Demand, Custom Media Studio and Room Design and Multimedia Network Management. York Telecom has worldwide branch offices, a multi-lingual VNOC and help desk and a worldwide integration, production and support force. For more information, visit York Telecom online at www.yorktel.com or email at info@yorktel.com.

About Vantage Systems

Vantage is an Australian "Meeting Solutions" pioneer. Established in 1995 with an IT focus on conferencing and audio visual integration, Vantage provides audio, video and web conferencing solutions that leverage knowledge and time. Through strategic partnerships with companies like Polycom, Tandberg, Adobe and Microsoft, innovative technology and commitment to the highest quality of service Vantage assists organizations to create value business communication. By offering a comprehensive portfolio of services that include managed services, hosted services, network services, support and consultancy, Vantage maximizes the success of these communication solutions. More information: www.vantage.com.au.

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