LONDON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
City Information Services Limited (CityIS Ltd.), the global video communications company, has successfully achieved TelePresence Video Master Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco.
The Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Program is an invitation-only program available to partners who possess the greatest depth of knowledge and skills in deploying the entire video endpoint portfolio, infrastructure solutions and architecture capabilities. TelePresence Video Master ATP partners have deep networking and advanced Cisco Unified Communications capabilities, global coverage and a strong mature services practice.
"We are truly delighted to achieve TelePresence Video Master ATP status; this is a significant accomplishment and we take pride in our ability to demonstrate our commitment to leadership in this market." said Stephen Gill, Managing Director, CityIS Ltd. "Master specialisation is the highest level of accreditation possible and allows Cisco to define the in-depth technology skills and specialised knowledge required to deploy an advanced technology. This elite designation recognises our group wide commitment to be the leading visual communications and collaboration specialist."
"The Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Program is designed to enable partners to take advantage of the tremendous market opportunities ahead-not only in the telepresence space but also in the overall collaboration market," said Richard McLeod, senior director of collaboration for worldwide channels at Cisco. "As a Cisco TelePresence Video Master ATP Partner, CityIS, in conjunction with Viju, has made an investment in the sales, technical and life cycle services capabilities needed to deliver the industry's most comprehensive and interoperable Cisco TelePresence Video portfolio."
The Cisco Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology.
CityIS, a Viju Group company, is a video communications specialist. Together, they are setting the standard for video conferencing, telepresence, audio visual integration and collaboration & visualisation solutions.
CityIS assist organisations achieve true business transformation by improving operational efficiencies and realising competitive advantage through global video communications. The company delivers a unified communications platform, changing the way organisations communicate and interact.
Corporate offices are located in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Amsterdam, New York, New Jersey and Singapore. Their global reach is supported by local engineers and extends beyond 90 countries worldwide with a global alliance partner network.
Viju AS is a leading international supplier of collaboration, communication and visualisation solutions for the oil industry and for other sectors such as banking, finance, public sector, health, pharmaceuticals, professional services and media.
Advanced visualisation solutions for control rooms, production rooms and collaboration rooms are vital to 'Integrated Operations' and 'Smart Fields/E-fields' within the oil industry, in which Viju has a particularly strong market position.
Viju is Cisco's largest 'Visual Communication Specialist Partner' in the world with offices across Europe, North America and Asia and a network of leading local partners in the rest of the world. Viju have experienced a strong growth the last 4 years despite the challenging international economic situation, with a CAGR of 62 % in this period. The Viju revenue for 2011 is expected to be above USD 125 million.
Viju Group has over 235 employees. Their majority owner is the Norwegian PE Fund, Progressus AS.
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SOURCE CityIS Ltd.