- "Video-Ready" Offering Drives Hassle-Free On- and Off-Premise Collaboration
CIRENCESTER, England, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced the company's Comstor business unit is teaming with UCi2i and Cisco Capital Finance to deliver all-in-one hosted video conferencing. Available immediately, Video Ready is a new solution specifically designed to deliver hassle-free on- and off-premise video collaboration.
The service bundle includes choice of video endpoint, a three-year maintenance and support contract and UCi2i "Connect" video managed services plan. Video Ready requires no on-site infrastructure, management, support or expertise – meaning significant cost savings for those requiring an affordable and reliable path to unrestricted, pervasive video collaboration.
"Increasingly, businesses are demanding new ways to make collaboration easier and less expensive," said Andreas Dohmen, Executive Vice President of EMEA, Comstor. "Backed by the power of UCi2i and Cisco -- and fully supported by Comstor's market-leading technology expertise -- Video Ready is the perfect answer for those wanting premier video collaboration, but lack the technology expertise or deep financial resources to make it happen."
Many industry analysts estimate the worldwide video conferencing market is expected to exceed $14 billion within the next five years – based on demand for more effective face-to-face communications methods via a secure, high-definition environment. Increasingly, customer adoption is built on the technology's ability to generate cost savings, while enabling companies to become more agile, mobile and productive.
"Video conferencing has come a long way and is finally at a stage where companies want to integrate it into their business infrastructure. In the past, there simply wasn't the mechanism in place to make it a mainstream, accessible-anywhere business tool. That is, until now," said Bjorn Skeens, Group Commercial Director at UCi2i. "With Video Ready, companies can fully realize the promise of video conferencing – via a rapidly deployable, dependable, easy-to-use, on- and off-premise video conferencing solution."
Delivered by UCi2i's carrier-grade video platform, Video Ready is hosted within a secure data center in the cloud. Virtual meeting rooms are also video endpoint-independent, permitting users to access the service from any device, from anywhere, at anytime.
"Cisco has steadily built a global reputation as one of the top providers of telepresence and communications platforms on the market today. Our technology helps customers around the world communicate more effectively and efficiently," said Philip Wright, Director of Partner Operations Sales EMEAR, Cisco. "By combining our expertise with UCi2i services and the knowledge-base of Comstor, a broader range customers can now experience all that unified collaboration has to offer – even if they have little or no experience."
UCi2i is the world's first global, independent and vendor agnostic Video Managed Services Provider, headquartered in London and Hong Kong. Founded in 2009, UCi2i enables you to communicate face to face, through secure and high definition video, wherever you are. For more information, please visit www.UCi2i.com
About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Brocade, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit www.westcongroup.com or www.comstor.com.
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