MURRAY HILL, N.J., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, today announced three new key enhancements to its cloud managed video services portfolio for Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) telepresence customers. All of the new enhancements are available as a fully hosted cloud service from Glowpoint.
The enhanced services include:
- Hosted Cisco telepresence infrastructure including the Cisco TelePresence Video Communications Server (VCS), Cisco TelePresence Video Communications Expressway, Cisco TelePresence Server MSE 8710 and Cisco TelePresence Movi for mobile telepresence
- Enhanced telepresence interoperability with support for the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP)
- Managed unified communications (UC) gateway solution based on the Cisco TelePresence Video Communications Server – including support for Microsoft Lync
Cisco TelePresence Infrastructure as a Service
Deploying Cisco TelePresence infrastructure in its points-of-presence across the world enables Glowpoint to offer cloud managed video services that allow Cisco customers to expand their video deployments to remote office and home office workers. It also allows customers to adopt video more rapidly by eliminating the expenses associated with purchasing, installing, and supporting telepresence infrastructure on their network."Expanding our cloud managed video services for Cisco customers continues to be a top priority," stated Stephen Vobbe, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Glowpoint. "Telepresence and video conferencing customers continue to ask for increased interoperability and support for mobile desktop and unified communications applications delivered as a cloud service. We are delivering that with these new enhancements." Enhanced Telepresence Interoperability Including ActivePresence Glowpoint recently reported a marked increase in usage of immersive systems within the company's installed base, with customers logging over 48,000 hours of meetings on immersive telepresence systems in the first half of 2011 – an over 100% increase compared to the same period in 2010.