Glowpoint expands business-to-business video exchange services

Telecom Lead America: Glowpoint, a provider of cloud
managed video services, has expanded its business-to-business (B2B) video
exchange services.

The expanded video exchange services will allow business
customers to collaborate with more partners using visual communication
securely, and cost effectively from the cloud.

The B2B visual communication capabilities from
Glowpoint’s OpenVideo cloud include access to customers and partners on
multi-vendor global B2B exchanges, easy on-line scheduling capabilities for B2B
calls, and B2B video call support for Cisco CTS systems.

“Our next generation B2B service features and
capabilities will allow customers to reach more partners using visual
communications and increase utilization, allowing them to realize greater
return on their investment in video. We are leveraging our OpenVideo cloud
architecture, and our key partnerships, to make this happen,” said Joe
Laezza, Glowpoint’s President and CEO.

As part of the new B2B visual communication capabilities,
Glowpoint introduced the Multi-Protocol Video Trunk (MPVT), an innovative new
cloud trunking option that supports all of the major signaling protocols.

The MPVT supports inbound and outbound calling for video
systems utilizing H.323, SIP, and the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol
(TIP) over a single transport link. This provides business customers with a
single connection to the OpenVideo cloud to access multiple B2B exchanges.

“The Multi-Protocol Video Trunk provides an
efficient and cost effective way to reach more partners and customers utilizing
visual communication, ” said Anil Balani, senior vice president of
Technology at Glowpoint.

It allows enterprises to connect to multiple exchanges
without requiring them to disconnect or reconfigure existing connections to
exchanges, or change their current dialing plans. The MPVT enables immersive
B2B visual collaboration across boundaries like never before.

The MPVT allows business customers to register their
entire private network to the OpenVideo cloud, instead of registering what
could be hundreds of endpoints individually. This provides IT managers with a
more efficient way to provide B2B video calling capabilities, including ad-hoc
point-to-point calling using simple DIDs and URIs.

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