Verizon launches Open Video Communications solution to help Enterprises

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Verizon will launch a new offering called Verizon Open Video Communications.


The new offering will enable businesses and government
agencies to conduct secure, video meetings across private or public networks on
multiple video platforms – including telepresence and video conferencing — on
desktops and tablets.


Verizon claims that the launch will help meeting the
demand from enterprises for the latest communications capabilities on a variety
of devices, platforms and networks.


“One of the biggest challenges in video adoption by
large-business and government customers is the ability to communicate beyond
the four walls of their business. With the deployment of 4G LTE and a strong
desire for workers to employ in the workplace commonplace apps such as video,
this offering is an important step toward Verizon’s goal of enabling our
customers to use any device to connect to the people and information they need
to work most effectively,” said Mike Palmer, vice president of
product strategy for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.


The company’s Open Video Communications makes it possible
to link video systems that were previously incompatible and to create a
virtually limitless open web of video communications and end points.


The solution, which will roll out in second-quarter 2012,
will enable Verizon customers to communicate via video beyond corporate
firewalls and proprietary video platforms.


“Being able to connect across telepresence or
traditional video conferencing networks to potentially millions of new
locations greatly expands the value of video to customers, so they can more
quickly see a return on their video investment,” Palmer added.


Verizon Wireless is also planning to launch 4G LTE services in more than 400 markets in
the U.S., by the end of the year.


By doubling the presence from the current 200 markets,
the company’s 4G LTE network will cover more than 260 million people in the
United States by the end of 2012.


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