SOURCE: VidSoft, Inc.

August 20, 2007 09:05 ET

VidSoft Helps Professional Service Organizations Maximize Productivity With Turnkey Desktop Video Conferencing and Collaboration Offer

Targeted Solution Minimizes Complexity So Consultants Can Experience the Benefits of On-Demand Visual Collaboration Quickly and Without Hassle

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - VidSoft, Inc., a global provider of IP-based video communication and collaboration solutions, today announced a turnkey pilot offer designed to make it easier for professional service organizations to use desktop video conferencing and collaboration to decrease downtime that results from inefficient communications, disparate organizations and unnecessary travel. A recent study conducted by the Technology Professional Services Association (TPSA) discovered that professional service organizations are only realizing billable utilization rates of 65% or less.

Historically, the costs and complexities of video conferencing and collaboration solutions have limited the technology's potential -- a problem that VidSoft's solution was designed to solve. VidSoft enables on-demand, face-to-face meetings between multiple users, right from their desktops. The company's pilot offer is directed at professional service organizations that want to take advantage of the technology, but don't want to disrupt their corporate networks, install proprietary systems or require employees to spend a lot of time learning new technology. The pilot costs just $500 and includes:

--  Full-featured software for 5 users for a 6-month period
--  Webcams for all users (yours to keep)
--  Microphones for all users (also yours to keep)
--  User training session
--  System performance checks for all desktops
--  Technical support
    

After the pilot ends, organizations can choose to continue using VidSoft for a low monthly service fee. Additional users may also be added.

"We believe that the adoption of video conferencing and collaboration technology has traditionally been hindered by cost and complexity barriers," said Scott Sullivan, President and CEO at VidSoft. "VidSoft has built a desktop solution that removes these barriers. The pilot further underscores our commitment, by providing a risk-free way for organizations to get started quickly, with virtually no disruption to their network and at a very low price."

The VidSoft pilot includes five GlobalMedia iREZ K2r web cameras. Each has an MSRP of $99.99. It also includes five AMH-250s headsets, each with an MSRP of $19.95.

Using the VidSoft solution, professional service organizations can collaborate internally and with clients regardless of their locations. Consultants with specific expertise can be more effectively utilized and unnecessary travel can be eliminated, freeing time for higher-value, revenue-generating activities and minimizing travel-related expenses for the client. Additional features also benefit consultants and their clients, such as:

--  Presence Detection:  Enables a client to see their consultant's
    availability and vice versa
--  Secure Application and Document Sharing:  Allows real-time
    communication and collaboration without the risk of data interception
--  Desktop Sharing:  Empowers consultants to remotely evaluate issues for
    faster, more efficient problem resolution
    

For information on VidSoft and the pilot program, please email info@vidsoft.com or contact Cynthia Williams at 727.432.0510.

About VidSoft

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and with a Europe office in Dresden, VidSoft develops media-rich communication solutions that seamlessly integrate video, audio, web conferencing and collaboration. VidSoft works over the Internet or corporate intranet -- right from the user's desktop.

VidSoft software is deployed in more than 20 countries and used by some of the world's leading companies to streamline day-to-day business processes, reduce communication bottlenecks, achieve measurable cost savings and enhance their competitive edge. The "software only" solution was built from the ground up with large, multinational companies in mind. It's secure, easy to deploy and maintain, and delivers best-in-class synchronized audio and video with minimal impact on bandwidth. Visit www.vidsoft.com for more information.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Kim Martin
    813.263.4849
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