Glowpoint Launches Telepresence Exchange Network

HILLSIDE, NJ--Glowpoint has launched the Telepresence Exchange Network (TEN) service, designed to solve the challenge of placing telepresence video calls between companies on different networks as well as enabling video calls to existing conference room and desktop environments. The TEN service enables customers to easily plug into a high quality, secure public interconnect service and perform business-to-business and network-to-network video calling.

TEN leverages Glowpoint's global QoS Video-Centric Network with peering points to most of the major carriers around the world, as well as Glowpoint's flexible firewall traversal solutions, web based scheduling and VNOC managed services.

With customers supported in 1200 cities and 35 countries around the world, Glowpoint has unmatched experience supporting IP video and is the world's only service provider with the unique combination of IP network engineering, video engineering, application development, and telecommunications operational support skills and capabilities.

"With more than 8 years of experience in developing and supporting a wide range of video communications solutions that are flexible and scalable, we've been able to easily adapt our solutions to support the demands of telepresence," said Glowpoint CEO and president Michael Brandofino. "From the first day we launched Glowpoint, we knew that helping businesses use video to communicate outside of their own private networks or "islands of video" was a critical requirement. As a result, our service was designed from the start to support business-to-business video calls and our customers have been enjoying this service since 2001."

Joe Laezza, Glowpoint's COO added "While service providers new to video have been announcing plans to develop a way for businesses to perform inter-company telepresence calls, we have had established peering relationships in place for years with other networks around the world. With our comprehensive and flexible secure firewall traversal solutions, we've been able to deliver solutions that accomplish inter-company video for traditional video conferencing for years. Expanding these capabilities to support telepresence was a natural progression and we are excited to elevate the use of telepresence and video conferencing to a whole new level."

Glowpoint's video infrastructure and exchange services are available on-demand to its customers using its VNOC service today and will be demonstrated live at the upcoming Infocomm 2008 Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV on June 18-20th in the Glowpoint booth, # C2969.

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