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 leverage their combined infrastructure and capabilities to develop a standard set of best practices, value added applications, and processes – all aimed at providing customers with the capability to meet face-to-face over video with enterprise quality, performance and reliability.
With a growing demand from their customers for inter-company B2B Video Communications, BCS Global and Iformata are now well-poised to deliver seamless inter-connectivity and deliver a broader set of B2B service capabilities on a global basis, by providing inter-operability through BCS Global’s “Global Video Exchange” and Iformata’s “Telepresence Exchange”.
Following this partnership, BCS Global and Iformata are confident that more like-minded service providers in the marketplace who share the vision of establishing a Public Global B2B Video Network will join the PSVN initiative, which would enable the service providers to deliver inter-company B2B Video Communication capabilities and other value-added services to their customers, that would eventually increase their video adoption and maximize ROI.
“This partnership provides an opportunity for BCS Global and Iformata to build a ‘true, global’ B2B Video Network that is capable of providing scalable and flexible inter-company video communications capability to its customers. This also highlights the need for service providers to partner around forming a Public Global B2B Video Network – an ecosystem that would facilitate users to achieve easy, reliable and secure B2B Video Communications.”
CTO, BCS Global
“This strategic partnership enables both BCS Global and Iformata to deliver global B2B telepresence and video conferencing capabilities for its customers. I am confident that with the combined competencies of both the companies, we can deliver an outstanding user experience to our customers that would benefit them immensely in terms of increasing usage adoption and broader B2B service capabilities.”
“We are very excited to partner with Iformata. I am confident that this partnership will result in building an infrastructure that is capable of delivering a high-quality and easy-to-use B2B Video Communications to our mutual enterprise customers. With the addition of this capability, we’re extending the power of video communications and collaboration to our customers beyond their enterprise, and this demonstrates our commitment as a managed service provider to deliver services that enhance customer value and complement existing video service offerings.”
CEO, BCS Global
“Today’s announcement lays the groundwork for a strategic partnership that enables BCS Global and Iformata to provide a comprehensive B2B Video Communications solution to our customers. We are delighted to partner with BCS Global in building a Public Global B2B Video Network that enables our customers to take advantage of the inter-company video communication capabilities and help them maximize their ROI.”
Posted By: Dan Tanel