Service combines video- and web-based conferencing.
November 7, 2006 -
Ready-Access® Video lets users simultaneously display presentations and video, combining videoconferencing and web conferencing into single-screen experience. Interactive business collaboration tool brings geographically dispersed teams together while giving users real-time control over content. Collaboration service supports on-demand multi-point video bridging; integrated recording, streaming, and broadcasting; web-based presentations; and archiving.
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Global Crossing, Ltd.
360 N. Crescent Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
Global Crossing Introduces Ready-Access Video
- Unifies on-demand video and Web conferencing in a single application.
- Allows streaming video and Web conferencing from desktop or videoconference room.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 18 -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) today announced it has added Ready-Access(R) Video to its collaboration services portfolio. The new service dramatically improves the effectiveness of collaboration services by allowing users to simultaneously display presentations and high-quality video, combining the benefits of videoconferencing and Web conferencing into a powerful, single-screen experience for the end user.
Ready-Access Video is a highly interactive business collaboration tool that brings geographically dispersed teams together in a cost-effective manner. It gives users real-time control of content and supports on-demand multi-point video bridging, integrated recording, streaming and broadcasting, Web-based presentations and archiving. Meeting participants can conveniently connect to a discussion through a standard videoconferencing system by phone and the Web, or by watching a full video stream at their computers.
"Ready-Access Video is a powerful new collaboration tool for enterprises and makes Global Crossing's portfolio of services even more useful to them," said Anthony Christie, Global Crossing's chief marketing officer. "It employs the efficiencies of a converged IP network to deliver an unbeatable combination -- convenience, cost-efficiency and improved employee productivity."
Offered in partnership with Internet Protocol (IP) technologies provider Applied Global Technologies (AGT), the new service supports on-demand video bridging and all standards-based ISDN or IP collaboration endpoints. It features a reservationless Personal Identification Number (PIN) system that allows users to start videoconferences as quickly and easily as if they were initiating Ready-Access audio conferences.
Ready-Access Video also lets users combine the face-to-face advantages of videoconferencing with the power of sharing Web-based applications. Ready- Access Video and IP Video are applications within Global Crossing's converged IP offer, which supports ISDN and IP-based endpoints for videoconferencing services and can be bundled with Global Crossing's Video Endpoint Management Services.
Global Crossing's converged IP service offers an end-to-end managed services environment where data, voice, video and multimedia applications are supported on a single IP-based platform. The service provides customers straightforward network design, administration, and connectivity, as well as billing and customer care. Global Crossing eases customers' cost-migration to a fully managed, converged IP environment, while offering a full suite of interoperable services that leverage the company's unique global IP footprint. The company also provides the infrastructure to safely transport business communications through a fully secure, high-performance, vastly reliable and highly scalable IP network.
A podcast on Ready-Access Video is available here: http://www.globalcrossing.com/enterprise/collaboration/collaboration_ready_access_video_over.aspx.
For more information on Global Crossing's full suite of collaboration services, please visit http://www.globalcrossing.com/.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects more than 300 cities in 28 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities in 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of managed data and voice products including Global Crossing IP VPN Service, Global Crossing Managed Solutions and Global Crossing VoIP services, to 36 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.
Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about Global Crossing.