Vu TelePresence Announces Multi-Party, Multi-Vendor Video Service Through Vidtel Vu SME Customers Can Now Video Conference with H.323, SIP and Google Endpoints

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vu TelePresence®, Inc., a leading video conferencing solutions provider for small and midsized businesses, is launching a new multi-vendor video conferencing capability through Vidtel, the pioneer of cloud any-to-any video conferencing service.  With Vidtel's MeetMe multi-party video conferencing service, Vu customers can cost-effectively conference with up to twelve participants across H.323, SIP, Skype and Google GTalk endpoints.

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Vidtel's cloud service bridges together a variety of devices, from room systems, video phones, PCs/Macs, tablets and smartphones from different vendors. The service is tailored to the small-medium enterprise market (SMEs) as a monthly subscription fee or on a per-minute basis, enabling multi-vendor, multi-party connectivity without exorbitant upfront costs or on-going fees.

Prior to Vidtel's offer, Vu users were only able to connect to other Vu users for multi-party video conferences. Vu customers can use the Vidtel MeetMe service to talk to other standard (e.g., Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize) and non-standard (Skype, GoogleTalk) users. Combined with Vidtel's service, Vu endpoints will now be able to place and participate in multi-party video conferences with SIP, H.323, Skype and Google without the need to go through the more expensive video exchange services. Meanwhile, Vidtel will have the opportunity to demonstrate an expansion of devices that interoperate on its network and leverage the installed base of Vu customers.

"As the demand for video conferencing continues to escalate, our relationship with Vu benefits the SME marketplace," said Scott Wharton, CEO of Vidtel. "Now Vu's customer base will have the opportunity to easily access the Vidtel MeetMe service, which provides them with an enterprise-grade conferencing solution that is both easy to implement, cost-effective and more complete in the array of video endpoints able to be used by participants. Vu's market penetration also allows Vidtel to gain access to a wider customer base."

"Vidtel is a good strategic fit for Vu," said Devita Saraf, Co-Founder of Vu TelePresence. "Both Vu and Vidtel are focused on delivering high-quality, cost-effective video conferencing to the SME market. The Vidtel service complements our recent SIP interoperability development and allows our customers to interact with a broad array of technologies, both standards-based (SIP, H.323) and non-standard (Skype, Google) without investing in server infrastructure."

Vidtel and Vu will deliver this service through the Vu reseller network.  Vu channels can sign up to be a Vidtel partner through channels@vidtel.com or 1-877-MYVIDTEL (698-4383).

About Vu TelePresence:

Vu TelePresence® is an innovator and leader in video conferencing technology.  By incorporating seamless HD video, high-quality sound with low bandwidth, VirtualFacets technology and interoperability with third-party systems; Vu enables businesses of all sizes to communicate more affordably, globally and naturally.  The company's flagship product, Vu TelePresence Pro™ (720p and 1080p), offers affordable solutions and services for both office and remote use.  Vu TelePresence's U.S. headquarters is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with locations in San Jose, California; Mumbai, India; and Bangalore, India.  For more information, visit www.vutelepresence.com.

About Vidtel:

Vidtel is the pioneer of any-to-any cloud video conferencing service. Our service provides compatibility between a diverse set of business-grade (SIP, H.323) and consumer-grade (Skype, Google) video endpoints, connecting board room systems, executive video systems, PCs/Macs, tablets and smartphones with video. Vidtel enables even small and medium enterprises to affordably experience the productivity of high-quality video conferencing between dispersed employees, partners, and customers. Vidtel is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, CA.  Find more information at http://www.vidtel.com.

Media Contacts:

Candace Preteroti
candace@vutelepresence.com 
724-716-4470

Sue Huss, on behalf of Vidtel
sue.huss@comunicano.com 
805-222-5021

SOURCE Vidtel



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