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[December 06, 2012]

BCS Global Opens Door to New Era of Dramatically Enhanced Video Collaboration Across Enterprises

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Dec 6, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) -- BCS Global Networks Ltd continues to lead the way in visual collaboration by launching innovative new video communication service Virtual Presence B2B, one of the first Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC) compliant multi-network managed video services.

Virtual Presence B2B is designed to break down existing barriers to the wider adoption of high definition video collaboration between businesses of all sizes that are served by different service providers. Members of the OVCC have been working together over the past year to achieve this through interoperability agreements that create a blueprint to deliver telepresence quality video collaboration across any vendor, any network and any device around the globe.

BCS Global's position, as a founding member of the OVCC, allows customers to video conference with any enterprises that are connected to carriers AT&T, Bharti Airtel, BT, Masergy and Orange Business Services.

Dan Tanel, BCS Global's Chief Technology Officer, comments, "BCS Global has helped many businesses increase adoption of video collaboration within their organization through our industry leading Virtual Presence portfolio of services. Until now, communicating and working with partners, customers and suppliers via video has been challenging, often inconsistent and limited to providers with bilateral interoperability agreements." With BCS Global's Virtual Presence B2B service these problems are eliminated and setting up high definition video collaboration meetings between enterprises, using interoperable systems, becomes as easy as arranging a phone conference.

"The service is powered by an interconnected network from multiple service providers and with the reassurance of a robust round-the-clock support model. It represents a major step by service providers who have worked together to evolve the industry and will continue to do so, adding new partners and services in the future," adds Tanel.

Virtual Presence B2B is available to users who subscribe to BCS Global's existing Virtual Presence service through its channel partners. Virtual Presence is a comprehensive end-to-end managed video collaboration service that enables people to meet face to face and enjoy the full benefits of their video communications technology - with increased reliability, flexibility, performance, scalability and cost savings. It can be deployed as a cloud-based managed service or as a customer-hosted managed service using either BCS Global's or the customer's video infrastructure.

"Today's organizations are more geographically dispersed than ever. Virtual Presence B2B will improve significantly the effectiveness and productivity of business communication between people in different organizations. We believe this is the next step in accelerating the take-up of video collaboration and ultimately its replacement of telephony," concludes Tanel.

About BCS Global BCS Global Networks Ltd is a leading worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services. BCS Global's innovative video communications and telepresence solutions allow end-users to communicate on a reliable service; any time, any place, regardless of location, time, network or device.

Headquartered in the UK, with offices in New York, Toronto, Shanghai and Hong Kong, BCS Global has a range of customers in over 85 countries across the globe. All customers receive the best-in-class solutions that enable them to evolve their use of visual communications.

For more information, please visit www.bcsglobal.com or connect with BCS Global on YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About OVCC Open Visual Communications Consortium is a group of global video exchange providers, network providers and equipment manufacturers that have united to expand video communications and simplify video calls. OVCC members will create multi-vendor, multi-network specifications offering a technical blueprint and business model to support the full spectrum of video systems, from immersive telepresence and room-based systems, to high definition and standard definition, and from desktop clients to mobile devices. Join the OVCC by visiting us at ovcc.net.

Open Visual Communications Consortium is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Media Contact: The Whiteoaks Consultancy Ltd Zara Lintin 01252 727313 zaral@whiteoaks.co.uk Open Visual Communications Consortium Alisa Hicks +1.775.720.5071 ahicks@inventures.com www.ovcc.net SOURCE: BCS Global Networks Ltd

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