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TANDBERG

October 20, 2009 09:07 ET

TANDBERG Expands Profile Series Bringing Interoperability and Absolute Quality to a Broader Range of Customers

Enhanced Video Portfolio Delivers Flexible HD Video Solutions for Organizations to Improve Team Collaboration, Drive Innovation and Strengthen Customer Relationships

NEW YORK, NY and OSLO, NORWAY--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - Demonstrating its continued innovation in the rapidly growing telepresence and video conferencing market, TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA) today unveiled its expanded Profile Series product line delivering an extended range of completely integrated high-definition interoperable solutions for team collaboration. New to the TANDBERG Profile Series are the entry-level Profile 42", the Profile 65" and the Profile 65" Dual video collaboration systems. The enhanced TANDBERG Profile Series provides customers with an HD video collaboration system for any room environment, driving the benefits of group video collaboration throughout the organization.

"Video collaboration is proving to be a key competitive advantage in all types, and at all levels, of organizations. With the expanded Profile portfolio, TANDBERG is making it simple for our customers to provide high-quality video access to everyone," said Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG CEO. "Like all TANDBERG products, the Profile Series is standards based. This enables users to have the highest level of group collaboration by connecting with customers and co-workers on any system -- from telepresence to the desktop. No one is locked out of the meeting and everyone experiences the best quality possible."

"The video conferencing market is expected to grow substantially as companies of all sizes embrace the benefits and realize the cost savings the technology enables," said Roopam Jain, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "By providing high-quality technology in a sleek, easy to use package that can be easily customized for customers of all sizes, TANDBERG is delivering greater flexibility that will surely attract new customers and provide new opportunities for video users to expand their existing solutions. As TANDBERG continues to innovate and deliver outstanding products like the Profile Series, its position as the leader in the market is further validated."

The TANDBERG Profile Series offers a range of sleek, high-definition video conferencing systems that are fully interoperable with any standards-based video conferencing or telepresence system as well as unified communications platforms such as Microsoft Office Communicator. Each system is designed for a consistent user experience and offers 1080p HD, high-quality large screens, and an intelligent, user-friendly interface. Natural communication is also achieved through full duplex audio and a PrecisionHD™ 1080p camera. All Profile Series products come with TANDBERG's award-winning Codec technology, which enables easy sharing of presentations and multimedia. With the exception of the new Profile 42" with the C20plus, all Profile systems come with embedded multisite to allow multiple sites to connect and collaborate at the same time.

The TANDBERG Profile Series portfolio includes:

-- The new Profile 65" Dual is powered by the most advanced 1080p codec on the market -- the award-winning TANDBERG Codec C90. Designed for board rooms, auditoriums and specialized collaboration spaces, this system features 65" screens, giving users the option to dedicate one to multimedia sharing.

-- The new Profile 65", powered by the TANDBERG Codec C60, is ideal for large meeting rooms and the corner office.

-- The Profile 52", powered by the TANDBERG Codec C60, is ideal for team settings and meeting rooms. The Profile 52" Dual comes with an additional full screen display, which can be dedicated to multimedia sharing.

-- The Profile 42", powered by either the TANDBERG Codec C60 or the Codec C20plus, is ideal for deployment in small conference rooms and team huddle areas. The Profile 42" with the Codec C20plus is a new entry-level solution designed with SMBs in mind. The completely integrated system is easy to set up and use and provides full HD resolution in point-to-point calls. For multipoint conferencing capabilities, customers can work with TANDBERG's global partner network to implement affordable managed services.

The TANDBERG Profile Series also incorporates recyclable aluminum materials, keeping in line with TANDBERG's environmental sustainability goals. Moreover, it is part of a TANDBERG Total Solution for complete management and access to intelligent network services.

See What Some Leading Video Conferencing and AV Specialists Have to Say About the TANDBERG Profile Series:

"By incorporating industry-leading video technology into a complete package that looks good and performs at the highest quality, TANDBERG's Profile Series makes video integration easy for organizations of all sizes," said Bob Swing, President and Founder of IVCI. "We've worked to implement systems similar to the TANDBERG Profile 65" Dual for a Fortune 50 company and have seen first hand how it has been used to enhance collaboration. Our customers appreciate the choice that the TANDBERG portfolio offers them, and we appreciate the ease with which we can apply our portfolio of managed services to provide an optimal visual collaboration experience."

"TANDBERG has consistently delivered exceptional products that are easy to integrate and use. The expansion of the Profile Series provides greater flexibility for our customers to integrate high-quality 1080p group video conferencing into any environment, large or small. Being able to offer this kind of choice is critical for meeting the unique needs of customers, whether they are looking to invest in video conferencing for the first time or want to enhance their current solutions. As the adoption of video continues to grow across businesses of all sizes, this greater choice will be critical," said Thomas Doyon, Managing Director of Impact Europe.

"The seamless interoperability and high definition resolution of the TANDBERG Profile Series provides an optimal experience for visual collaboration across the enterprise, whether connecting with telepresence or PC video solutions like TANDBERG Movi," said Jeff Prestel, General Manager of BT Conferencing's Video Business Unit. "To help customers maximize their investment and create a simple, user-friendly experience with the TANDBERG Profile Series, we're able to offer robust and tailored video solutions to small and large enterprises alongside our award winning BT One Source managed services for TANDBERG. We have partnered with TANDBERG for some time and continue to be impressed with their market leadership and ability to deliver high-quality, innovative products for our entire range of customers."

For more information about the TANDBERG Profile Series, please visit www.TANDBERG.com or contact info@TANDBERG.com. Stay up-to-date on the latest company news by connecting with TANDBERG on Facebook and Twitter.

About TANDBERG

TANDBERG is the leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video products and services with dual headquarters 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 more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit www.tandberg.com for more information.

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