Glowpoint and Avaya Join Forces to Deliver Next Generation Managed Video Solutions

24 May, 2011, 08:30 ET from Glowpoint, Inc.

MURRAY HILL, N.J., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading global provider of cloud managed video services today announced it has formed a strategic relationship with Avaya, a global leader in business communications and collaboration solutions, to develop and offer managed services that support multi-vendor/cross-protocol video environments.  

Avaya provides unified communications, contact centers, data solutions, and related services directly and through its channel partners to businesses and organizations of all sizes around the world.  

Avaya Operations Services Vice President Ed Nalbandian said, "At Avaya, we provide a full range of communications managed services.  Based on the demand we are seeing from our customers, we regard managed services for integrated video as a critical part of our overall unified communications strategy." He added, "We believe collaborating with Glowpoint will allow us to offer customers and channel partners an extremely compelling and competitive solution."

Glowpoint President and CEO Joe Laezza said, "This relationship combines the leaders in the unified communications market and the managed video services market, which I believe is very powerful in this new era of mass video communications adoption.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to enhance Avaya's video managed service capabilities with our open video cloud managed services portfolio."

About Glowpoint

Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW) provides cloud managed video services that make the delivery of consistently high-quality video conferencing and telepresence service as simple as using the internet, between any technology, network and business. Using our Open Video™ cloud architecture, Glowpoint enables organizations of all sizes to adopt business-class video easily, scale instantly and collaborate openly, yet securely across technology boundaries – to realize the full value of visual communications. To learn more please visit

About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in business communications and collaboration, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information, please visit


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