PRESS RELEASE: Ramsey, NJ (September 22, 2010) – High Speed Video (HSV), the only provider of software based enterprise-grade video communications and desktop-telepresence as an end-to-end managed service, announced today that it has expanded its platform to support advanced collaboration features in HSV ClearVision™ desktop video communications software.
ClearVision is designed to work with any web cam equipped PC, giving it fully featured video conferencing end-point capabilities. The new collaboration features include, instant messaging, desktop sharing and document sharing integrated with ClearVision video communication features.
“The advantage of being a software based end point is that we can not only extend deep into the enterprise, but also integrate key desktop applications to bring video based communication and collaboration to the next level not possible with traditional video conferencing and telepresence systems,” said Michael Maresca, CEO of High Speed Video. “We are taking the ubiquitous presence and tremendous power of desktops in the enterprise to democratize video communications, particularly given the increasing role of telecommuting and virtual teams within any enterprise. With HSV ClearVision enterprises can truly leverage video communications as an organizational core competency rather than something restricted to the executive suite.”
Integrating Collaboration with Desktop Telepresence
The new features integrate with ClearVision to allow enterprise users to securely share documents, create instant message sessions with all or restricted participants, and share desktops within a video communications session. These capabilities are enabled with the objective of making video communications more effective and powerful as an enterprise solution.
These collaboration features are also uniquely enabled by High Speed Video on account of its patented solution that is designed to deliver enterprise grade video quality, reliability, and security within a hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment. The advantages of such a hosted service is that new features can be added and managed without fork lift upgrades or even enterprise IT involvement.
Integrating Executive Suites with the Edge of the Enterprise:
HSV’s managed software platform also allows bridges existing telepresence rooms and video conferencing systems from other leading manufacturers into an integrated service, thereby allowing executive suites and desktop users to be connected on a common platform for video communications.
This capability allows field offices, remote offices and even road warriors to establish video communications with executive suites. This ability to bridge disparate systems and video communications platforms also allows HSV to efficiently connect enterprises with their customers using both third party systems and software based endpoints. HSV provides this as a turnkey managed solution without requiring IT upgrades or any behind the firewall setup on part of the enterprise.
Bridging Video Conferencing with Video Broadcast
By providing software based endpoints that can integrate desktops into HSV video communications’ service, HSV allows endpoints to become clients for enterprise broadcasts. This uniquely provides a single platform that performs the functions of telepresence / video conferencing and video broadcast simultaneously. In the absence of HSV, such dual video applications rely on two distinct infrastructures, where video broadcast requires streaming servers, desktop clients and IT configuration to allow executive suite briefings to be broadcast to the entire enterprise for desktop viewing. In addition, HSV can support advanced video functionality such as video based Q&A not possible with one to many broadcast only systems.
The new collaboration features are currently in final beta tests with select customers and will be commercially available by end of Q3, 2010. Existing users of ClearVision will receive automatic upgrades to the new features. More information is available by contacting the company at [email protected]
About High Speed Video:
High Speed Video (HSV) is the first and only software based, fully managed service delivering enterprise grade video communications that is within the reach of large enterprises and small businesses alike. By democratizing enterprise video communications – video conferencing and telepresence – through a patented IP network based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, HSV is extending the reach of affordable video communications to every desktop and mobile handset within an enterprise.
HSV is deployed worldwide across major global brand name enterprise customers. Our customers include NFL, MLB, and others. HSV has been nominated for a Sports Emmy for use in the NFL’s highly successful Team Cam network. Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, HSV is privately held. For more information visit: www.hsvideo.net or email: [email protected]