SOURCE: York Telecom

September 11, 2007 09:37 ET

York Telecom to Offer Intelli-Presence Solution

Compact Multi-Site System Makes Telepresence More Affordable

EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Telepresence, the latest concept in video conferencing and data collaboration, gives business professionals in multiple locations the ability to meet face-to-face in a completely immersive environment. Typically, telepresence systems are expensive and time-consuming to build, limiting their potential for business customers. York Telecom, a leading visual communications services and solutions provider, has introduced Intelli-Presence™, a compact, customizable, cost-effective telepresence system.

In its basic configuration, Intelli-Presence requires minimal setup time, and can virtually be used "right out of the box." The system consists of a dual-screen videoconferencing system comprised of two high-definition (HD) cameras, two HD videoconferencing encoder/decoders (codecs), and two large HD LCD screens. Its customized, intuitive touch panel control system is designed to maximize ease of use. A fully integrated audio system with microphones, mixer, and amplifiers completes the package. With Intelli-Presence, it is possible to hold conferences with up to three locations without involving a bridge.

A significant advantage of Intelli-Presence lies in its vendor neutrality, allowing York Telecom's engineers to integrate components and screens from several manufacturers to create a custom implementation. This provides a solution for customers who have contracts or relationships with specific manufacturers, and who demand a standard system for all of their telepresence rooms. It also allows for variability in IP network bandwidth, because Intelli-Presence can be engineered to work with the customer's existing network availability and preferences.

"With Intelli-Presence, our customers will see full-size images in high-definition video with crystal-clear audio during their conference calls," said Ron Gaboury, York Telecom's President and Chief Operations Officer. "Our engineers developed the idea to address a customer's need to hold a three-site HD videoconference, which means Intelli-Presence has now been tested and installed in a real-world situation. These systems are ready for prime-time."

"Our solution fills a void in the telepresence solutions currently offered by the OEMs," added Ken Scaturro, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development. "We are excited to bring an intelligently engineered, intelligently priced telepresence quality solution to our customers."

Additionally, York Telecom's experienced Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) team can provide managed services for all Intelli-Presence deployments, including scheduling, call launching, in-call support, and pro-active monitoring. The VNOC is critical for Intelli-Presence implementations with more than three sites, as it provides the bridging services necessary to support multi-site conferencing.

Intelli-Presence™ is the latest example of York Telecom's dedication to designing unique customer solutions, and in turn creating innovation in the visual communications marketplace. This easily packaged, customizable system raises the standard for video conferencing and collaboration in the business world.

About York Telecom

York Telecom is a leading provider of visual communication services and solutions for the Federal Governments, healthcare facilities, educational institutions and Fortune 1000 companies, as well as State and Local governments. 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 help desk and a worldwide integration, production and support force. For more information, visit York Telecom online at www.yorktel.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Tom Bishop
    York Telecom Corporation
    978-753-4623
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    81 Corbett Way
    Eatontown, NJ 07724
    Tel: 732-413-6000
    Fax: 732-413-6060
    www.yorktel.com