HILLSIDE, N.J. and MUMBAI, India, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOW), a global managed video services provider, today announced a partnership program with Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL) to extend connectivity to their respective customer communities.
The program, announced today at the InfoCOMM2010 conference in Las Vegas, provides extended global connectivity and improved interoperability across a wide range of endpoints to customers utilizing Glowpoint's managed service offerings and Telepresence interExchange Network (TEN) and Tata Communications' Global Meeting Exchange. The partnership will pair Glowpoint's extensive expertise in providing collaborative managed video service offerings with Tata Communications' industry leading Cisco Telepresence Exchange and managed services to jointly offer a robust suite of integrated business video services with unprecedented functionality and interoperability for customers. Together, Glowpoint and Tata Communications will ensure seamless interconnection capabilities, enabling their respective global customer bases to connect and collaborate, regardless of physical location, network connection, or endpoint equipment.
"The value of collaboration to users grows exponentially with the number of people you can connect to. This alliance gives Tata Communications' customers and Glowpoint's customers a greatly expanded range of connection options, with a deeper and broader reach, to enable and accelerate their business and improve the return on their investment in telepresence or video conferencing," said Peter Quinlan, Sr. Director Managed Telepresence Services of Tata Communications.
Under the terms of the agreement, Glowpoint will extend its service offerings to include Tata Communications' Managed Cisco TelePresence and Global Meeting Exchange business-to business-services. Tata Communications will work with Glowpoint to deliver enhanced interoperability between Cisco and other video devices, and to offer managed services across a wide range of video conferencing endpoints. "Together we aim to give businesses a greater range of collaboration options, by enabling any-endpoint-to-any endpoint connectivity, with a flawless user experience as a core metric. For our customers, it's the best of both worlds," said Joe Laezza, Glowpoint President and Co-CEO.
The interconnection gives Tata Communications' customers seamless access to all of Glowpoint's thousands of registered global endpoints, but also gives Glowpoint customers access to Tata's Global Meeting Exchange, which delivers global, telepresence-quality connections, and access to Tata's industry leading business to business telepresence services. Glowpoint customers can now also extend the reach of their corporate video networks by accessing Tata Communications' global network of Public Telepresence Rooms, now located in 15 major cities with additional locations opening in the coming months.
Presentations of the new alliance's capabilities will be hosted at Glowpoint's booth in the exhibit hall during InfoComm 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and Glowpoint will be announcing new features and capabilities under the program in the coming weeks and months.
Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOW) provides carrier-grade, managed telepresence and video communications services that are accessible via its cloud-based, hosted infrastructure and open architecture applications. Glowpoint's suite of robust telepresence and video conferencing solutions empower enterprises to communicate with each other over disparate networks and technology platforms. Glowpoint supports thousands of video communications systems in more than 35 countries with its 24/7 video management services. Glowpoint also powers major broadcasters, Fortune 500 companies, as well as global carriers and video equipment manufacturers – and their customers – worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.glowpoint.com.
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multinational enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)
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