Australian Telehealth Network Launches its Video Consultation Services in Partnership with BCS Global and Vidyo
Dan Tanel, CTO at BCS Global will be speaking at “The VCI-Group Annual Conference” on an innovative initiative by BCS Global on building an effective B2B Video Network, titled – “Public Switched Video Network (PSVN) – Evolving toward a Global B2B Video Network”
Monday, October 4, 2010
9:30 AM – 10:20 AM – Grand B
As the demand for inter-company video communication increases, the need to inter-connect different video exchanges that now function as islands becomes imperative. This creates a unique opportunity for implementing a PSVN (Public Switched Video Network), aimed at bringing different videoconferencing service providers together from across the globe to create a collaborative effort in defining a Public Global B2B Video Network. The PSVN need will also help to develop a standard set of best practices, value added applications, processes and infrastructure that are required to inter-connect seamlessly.
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I recently had an opportunity to chat with Dan Tanel, CTO for BCS Global in Toronto, Canada (thanks Dan!). BCS Global is a managed services provider for video conferencing and Telepresence solutions, and they are building a business to business (B2B) video conferencing solution they refer to as the Public Switched Video Network or PSVN. BCS Global has infrastructure in Toronto, New York, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Dan and BCS have a vision of creating a global directory for use by any company to connect to other video conferencing or telepresence users. The name, PSVN, is intended to parallel the global connectivity we enjoy today for telephony via the PSTN, by creating a similar network for video users.
The BCS Global solution addresses the connectivity, QoS and inter-carrier issues I have previously discussed in these postings and is using Read More
Editor: Can your Global Video Exchange service make connections with other companies – customers and suppliers anywhere in the world?
Dan: Yes. Customers connected to the BCS Global service and different carrier networks can connect together via the BCS Global Video Exchange.
Editor: What are the unique features of BCS Global’s Global Video Exchange service?
Dan: Video infrastructure located in regional points of presence (North America, Europe, APAC) connected via our global IP Video backbone; Connectivity into numerous international and in-region carriers; and Interoperability between vendor technologies, network carriers.
Editor: Can you establish inter-company calls with companies that are the clients of another Video Exchange provider?
Dan: Yes, but today it is performed using the Internet and ISDN as the medium. Our PSVN initiative is underway to connect to other Read More
BCS Global and Iformata sign agreement to collaborate on the PSVN initiative to deliver B2B Video Communications
Toronto, Canada, April 20, 2010 – BCS Global Networks Limited (www.bcsglobal.com), a leading worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services and Iformata Communications LLC (www.iformata.com), the leading innovator in telepresence management systems, today announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on the PSVN initiative to deliver B2B Video Communications to their customers.
This announcement by BCS Global and Iformata is a significant step forward, following the recent launch of the PSVN (Public Switched Video Network) initiative, a framework aimed at facilitating videoconferencing service providers and carriers to seamlessly inter-connect their B2B Video Exchanges to a Public Global B2B Video Network.
The new partnership will enable both the managed service providers to Read More
Editor: What is the mission of BCS Global and what did you do in the technology arena to achieve it in 2009?
Dan: As a global leader in the managed video conferencing service industry, our mission is to set newer and better visual collaboration standards for our customers all around the world. Our objective at BCS Global is to make video communications an effective, easy-to-use business communication tool, just like using the telephone, and to provide the capability to connect to virtually any video end-point located anywhere in the world irrespective of the service provider or type of video equipment.
We offer a complete set of managed services and a 24×7 global help-desk to support our customers worldwide. Our flagship product, Virtual Presence is a suite of services that enables organizations to maximize the return on their video technology investments. Virtual Presence provides a consistent and high quality user experience, utilizing BCS Global`s next generation video Read More
BCS Global Launches PSVN (Public Switched Video Network), an initiative to provide a framework for inter-connecting Business to Business Video Networks
As enterprises begin to increasingly use videoconferencing as an intra-company collaboration tool, the need for inter-company collaboration with their customers, suppliers and partners, which was more of a latent need earlier, is beginning to surface as a requirement in their collaboration strategy. Now, enterprises no longer want to be restricted to separate islands, but want to cross the boundaries and be part of an ecosystem where irrespective of the type of video equipment, network or service provider, they can seamlessly and securely establish inter-company video connections. This situation creates a unique opportunity to create a B2B Video Exchange capable of delivering inter-company connectivity with flexible service deployment models, instead of inter-connecting through standard ISDN and Internet technologies; both of which present difficulties in deployment due to issues around cost, scalability and performance.
With a growing demand in the marketplace for inter-company B2B connectivity, BCS Read More