MURRAY HILL, N.J., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Glowpoint Inc. (NYSE MKT: GLOW), a leading global provider of cloud and managed video services, today announced OpenVideo ® 2.0 - the next generation of Video-as-a-Service offerings from the company that will allow businesses of all sizes to easily try, buy and use videoconferencing without limitations or boundaries. OpenVideo ® 2.0 includes new and redesigned services delivered from the OpenVideo ® cloud, including support for the widest range of leading video systems while eliminating the need for on-premise infrastructure, expensive networking, and complicated support. "OpenVideo ® 2.0 is about providing business customers with the easiest self-service videoconferencing services on the market, while also providing the option of having Glowpoint deliver completely managed video experiences," stated Joe Laezza, President and Chief Executive Officer at Glowpoint."We can deliver both. That's what sets us apart and why more and more customers are choosing our services." "More and more business customers are looking for a service provider that can provide videoconferencing services that are fully hosted from the cloud along with the option of classic managed services as necessary," stated Roopam Jain, Industry Director of Unified Communications and Collaboration for Frost & Sullivan. "Glowpoint OpenVideo 2.0 effectively meets these needs by including a 'dial tone' in the cloud so that users can easily collaborate over video anytime, from anywhere over any video enabled device. OpenVideo 2.0 will extend the reach of videoconferencing by offering easy to use videoconferencing services in the cloud at a low cost." OpenVideo ® Room - Easy to Try & Buy, Connects Everyone The new OpenVideo ® Room, the next generation of the company's on-demand cloud videoconferencing service, is completely redesigned to provide the easiest self-service videoconferencing experience from trial to purchasing and using. Customers can try the service and sign up completely online. "We looked at the entire customer experience, from trying to buying to the user experience, and we also gathered feedback from our current Virtual Video Room customers and partners," stated Anil Balani, Senior Vice President of Product and Service Development for Glowpoint. "We are committed to providing users with the easiest self-use cloud videoconferencing experience on the market today."