PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in virtual meetings, today announced that it has integrated its audio conferencing platform with Microsoft Lync Online, a part of Microsoft Office 365. By combining PGi’s award-winning audio conferencing services with Lync Online, PGi will allow customers around the world to automatically launch a group voice call from any chat, web or video conference within the Lync Online interface.
“For 20 years, PGi has innovated conferencing and collaboration solutions and built a customer base that includes the largest, most discriminating buyers of technology in the world,” said J. Scott Tapp, EVP, Global Sales & Marketing. “By enabling our enterprise customers that are adopting Microsoft Office 365 to easily launch a conference call from within Lync Online, PGi delivers a seamless meeting experience and improved productivity.”
“Office 365 is our next generation cloud productivity service”, said Marco Limena, VP, Business Services, Operator Channels at Microsoft Corp. “PGi’s audio integration to Lync Online makes it even easier for Microsoft Office 365 customers to launch a virtual meeting, including dial-in audio, to collaborate and conduct business from virtually anywhere and from almost any device. We’re excited to have PGi on board to enhance the unified communications experience within Office 365.”
To learn more about the PGi and Lync Online, please visit: http://www.pgi.com/us/en/conferencing/web-meetings/ms-lync-audio.php.* All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners. About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi PGi is a global leader in virtual meetings. For nearly 20 years, we have innovated technologies that help people meet and collaborate in more enjoyable and productive ways. Every month, we bring together over 15 million people in nearly 4 million virtual meetings. Headquartered in Atlanta, PGi has a presence in 24 countries worldwide. For more information, visit us at www.pgi.com. Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical information, should be considered forward-looking and subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management’s current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in Premiere Global Services, Inc.’s forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; technological changes and the development of alternatives to our services; market acceptance of new services, including our iMeet ® and GlobalMeet ® services; our ability to attract new customers and to retain and further penetrate our existing customer base; risks associated with challenging global economic conditions; costs or difficulties related to the integration of any new technologies; service interruptions and network downtime; price increases from our telecommunications service providers; technological obsolescence and our ability to upgrade our equipment or increase our network capacity; concerns regarding the security of transactions; our level of indebtedness; future write-downs of goodwill or other intangible assets; assessment of income, state sales and other taxes; restructuring and cost reduction initiatives and the market reaction thereto; risks associated with acquisitions and market expansion; the impact of the recent sale of our PGiSend business; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, including possible adverse results of litigation or infringement claims; regulatory or legislative changes, including further government regulations applicable to traditional telecommunications service providers; risks associated with international operations, including political instability and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.