Inter-Company Telepresence and Video Conferencing Handbook Sponsored by BrightCom
BrightCom is sponsoring the first comprehensive handbook on inter-company telepresence and video conferencing implementations published by Human Productivity Lab and Brockmann and Company.
Huntington Beach, CA – December 22, 2009 – BrightCom™, the performance leader in integrated telepresence and video conferencing solutions, announced today their sponsorship of The Inter-Company Telepresence and Video Conference Handbook published by the independent research firm and consultancy, Human Productivity Lab and Brockmann & Company, the customer insight firm. The first publication to offer information on inter-company video conferencing solutions is meant to educate C-level executives, managers and industry professionals about the opportunities, challenges and solutions for implementing multiple systems from telepresence vendors such as Cisco, Polycom, Tandberg and BrightCom.
“Many factors have led to the success of telepresence and video conferencing in the past three years including high definition, natural telepresence environments, high speed networks, globalization, and the rising hard, soft, and opportunity cost of physical travel. But, in order to achieve the next level of growth in utility and value, inter-company telepresence and video conferencing must become as easy as picking up the phone and as productive as an in-person experience,” said Howard Lichtman, handbook co-author and President and founder of the Human Productivity Lab.
“This publication is an excellent way to address what has been lacking in the telepresence industry,” said Bob McCandless, CEO of BrightCom. “As major vendors such as Cisco and Tandberg are consolidating and new players are entering the industry, interoperability in conferencing systems is a large issue that many businesses need to understand how to approach. BrightCom’s solutions have always been very flexible and interoperable with industry standard systems via SIP and H.264. We are very excited to be apart of this major leap in telepresence technology education.”
The handbook includes information on BrightCom’s Lumina Telepresence product offerings that range from personal one on one communication, modular workstation telepresence and executive level telepresence suites. Lumina Telepresence provides a natural environment for communication with gaze corrected HD video cameras and spatial audio. Lumina Telepresence is powered by BrightCom’s Visual Collaboration System. The VCS 2.0 is a single solution for telepresence and video conferencing delivering meeting administration, meeting scheduling, firewall NAT traversal and a complete set of web conferencing functions in one server.
The Inter-Company Telepresence and Video Conference Handbook is available as both a hardcover publication at LuLu.com and a free download at http://www.TelepresenceOptions.com/handbook due to the financial support of some of the leading firms in telepresence and videoconferencing, managed services, and internetworking including: BCS Global, BrightCom, Cisco Systems, IPeak Networks, MASERGY, TC&C Carin, and TATA Communications.
For more information about BrightCom’s Lumina Telepresence, ClearView HD Conferencing, Visual Collaboration System, or other telepresence and video conferencing services provided by BrightCom, please call 877-483-9737, visit BrightCom at www.brightcom.com or visit BrightCom on TMCnet on their Telepresence Channel.
About BrightCom – BrightCom specializes in creating flexible and affordable video and telepresence conferencing solutions. With unique integrated data and video conferencing solutions, BrightCom offers a wide range of options to connect people and content from home offices, mobile devices, desktops or conference rooms. BrightCom’s Visual Collaboration System 2.0 provides a powerful conferencing infrastructure for real-time interactive data sharing. Alongside VCS 2.0, BrightCom’s Lumina Telepresence allows for instant business communication empowering businesses with a fully immersive environment for natural collaboration and conversation. BrightCom’s ClearView Conferencing solutions allow for crystal clear HD or standard video and audio broadcasts giving business the face to face connection vital for effective communication. To learn more about BrightCom’s quality telepresence and video conferencing with in-depth collaboration features but without a costly investment on bandwidth upgrades, call 877-483-9737 or visit www.BrightCom.com.
About the Human Productivity Lab: The Human Productivity Lab is the leading telepresence consulting firm for organizations looking to cost-effectively deploy and future-proof telepresence and effective visual collaboration The Human Productivity Lab offers telepresence end-user firms and vendors a host of advisory services including Equipment Acquisition, Managed Services & Network Consulting; RFI & RFP Preparation; Telepresence and Visual Collaboration Strategy; Investor Due Diligence; and Best Practice Assessments. http://www.HumanProductivityLab.com/consulting. The Lab also publishes Telepresence Options, a multi-vendor sponsored survey of telepresence technologies, and the #1 website covering telepresence and effective visual collaboration. http://www.TelepresenceOptions.com
About Brockmann & Company: Brockmann & Company is the leading analyst and consulting firm focused on the user’s experience with communications technologies. Clients accelerate growth through customer research and thought leadership. Our motto: “In God we trust, all others bring data.” Learn more at http://www.brockmann.com.
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