SOURCE: BurstPoint Networks

BurstPoint Networks

November 15, 2011 10:03 ET

Massachusetts National Guard Troops in Afghanistan to Connect by Videoconference With Stateside Families During Boston Bruins' Military Appreciation Night

USO, Boston Bruins, TD Garden and BurstPoint Networks Give Military Families Face-to-Face Communication

WESTBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - The USO, Boston Bruins, TD Garden and BurstPoint Networks (www.burstpoint.com) will connect local members of the National Guard stationed in Afghanistan with their families at today's "Military Appreciation Night" when the Bruins face off against the New Jersey Devils.

Working with the USO and the Seats for Soldiers program, the Boston Bruins Foundation will bring families of the Massachusetts National Guard stationed at Camp Phoenix to the TD Garden to watch the game and be connected by special videoconference, powered by BurstPoint Networks' video content management system.

Prior to the game, Bruins President and Hall of Famer Cam Neely will meet with families of the 26th Yankee Brigade, the 1-182 Infantry and the 26th Signal Company in a videoconference connecting the Guards to the event. After the game, the videoconferencing system will give families time to see and talk with their soldiers. In addition, through BurstPoint Networks' video-on-demand capabilities, family who cannot attend the event in person will be able to see their loved ones via a private web portal.

The videoconference will send live, high-definition footage of the Bruins-Devils game to Afghanistan and broadcast video of the National Guards members back to the TD Garden's giant screen during the game.

For BurstPoint President and CEO Patrick Clark, Military Appreciation Night is a cause close to his heart. "As a veteran, I understand the sacrifices our service men and women endure. Providing our streaming technology for them to see the faces of their loved ones and connect with home is tremendously rewarding."

With the ability to scale from 10 people to millions, the BurstPoint video technology gives companies and organizations the ability to capture and create, edit and publish, distribute and deliver, and consume high-definition live and stored video.

About BurstPoint Networks
Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., BurstPoint Networks is transforming the way organizations use video to communicate with employees, customers, partners, and other key constituents. Designed for high performance, reliability and scalability, the company's fully integrated, enterprise-class software platform brings together the capture, distribution, reporting, and management capabilities required to meet the complex anywhere and anytime viewing demands of a highly distributed audience while providing cost savings and ease of use. For more information about BurstPoint Networks, please visit www.burstpoint.com.

Contact Information

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    Steven Webster
    Birnbach Communications for BurstPoint Networks
    617.512.8635
    swebster@birnbachcom.com