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BCS Global Announces Strategic Partnership With Vidtel to Provide Virtual Connect

Collaboration Paves the Way for a New Cloud-Based Any-To-Any Video Conferencing Solution

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – August 12, 2013) – BCS Global Network Limited, a leading worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence, and visual collaboration services, announces a strategic partnership with Vidtel to provide Virtual Connect, a new cloud-based, any-to-any video conferencing service.

When it comes to video conferencing, businesses struggle with the complexities around multi-vendor interoperability and the difficulty of communicating across different video conferencing systems. Often there is significant capital expenditure required in the installation of multiple video conferencing systems and a significant spend in expertise to maintain these systems. Virtual Connect is a cloud-based offering connecting SIP, H.323, Skype and Google Talk in one virtual meeting space accessible to everyone via the internet. The solution is an affordable, easy to use service, while maintaining quality and usability and is designed for the SMB and large enterprise space.

The partnership between BCS Global and Vidtel capitalises on the strengths and expertise of both partners to deliver Virtual Connect. BCS Global’s experience with cloud-based and customer hosted infrastructure solutions gives BCS Global strong distribution channels to take Virtual Connect into the marketplace. Vidtel’s proven architecture supports consumer technologies and acts as a perfect incubation partner for new services and capabilities like Virtual Connect. Mark Matone, Head of Products at BCS Global, described the partnership as “an exciting development in the continued evolution of Virtual Connect, which will have a transformative effect on video conferencing, helping accelerate the adoption rate of visual communications across the marketplace by providing users with a single easy to use service”.

Scott Wharton, CEO of Vidtel had this to say about the partnership; “We are delighted to be working with BCS Global. BCS Global is a true pioneer and innovator in the video conferencing services market and really understands the unique requirements to deliver high quality, interoperable video to both enterprise customers and SMBs, around the world.”

Moving forward into the future BCS Global will continue to develop Virtual Connect, adding additional layers of value and connectivity options.

Virtual Connect is available from 14th August 2013, and if you would like to receive more information please email success@bcsglobal.com.

About BCS Global

BCS Global Networks Ltd is a leading worldwide provider of cloud-based and customer hosted managed visual communication and collaboration services. BCS Global provides innovative visual communications from telepresence to desktop and mobile solutions, allowing 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 and infrastructure 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.

About Vidtel

Vidtel is a pioneer of any-to-any cloud video conferencing services. Our easy-to-use service provides compatibility between a diverse set of business-grade SIP and H.323 (e.g., Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize) and consumer-grade video endpoints, including WebRTC-based browser applications. Vidtel enables enterprises of any size to affordably experience the productivity of business-quality video conferencing between dispersed employees, partners and customers. Vidtel is located in Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, California. www.vidtel.com.

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BCS Global Arrives on the Digital Signage Scene with BCS CloudMedia

New end-to-end digital media service managed in the cloud to deliver media-rich, digital content

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – March 4, 2013) – BCS Global Networks Ltd has launched BCS CloudMedia, an end-to-end digital media solution delivered as a managed service from the cloud. BCS CloudMedia enables customers to optimise the potential of digital signage through the delivery of media-rich digital content, without the need for significant capital expenditure or specialist know-how. The new cloud-based service provides a reliable, scalable and cost-effective technology solution for all sizes of organisation.

BCS CloudMedia is a natural extension of the portfolio of fully managed visual collaboration services offered by BCS Global using its unique, highly resilient worldwide video conferencing exchange and operational support network.

For many organisations, the major obstacle to adoption of digital signage has been the associated investment in hardware and skilled resources to create and manage the content. Now, CloudMedia – backed by BCS Global”s team of video collaboration experts, graphic designers and customer support staff – is available as a service from the cloud, eliminating the need for significant upfront costs and providing centralised content delivery and authorisation at international, national, or local levels. With BCS CloudMedia, ”Plug and play” screens and players can be easily scaled and remotely managed across any number of customer network locations.

“Digital signage is a powerful and flexible way to communicate and interact directly with your target audience that is fast replacing traditional media such as posters and static displays,” says Clive Sawkins, CEO, BCS Global. “It is particularly valuable in sectors needing to manage compelling and fast-changing messaging and content across multiple locations. From retail to hospitality, banking to healthcare, education to transportation and entertainment to corporate communications, digital signage has an increasingly valuable role to play.”

The growing fragmentation of traditional mass media and the effect of these changes on advertising means analysts are predicting steady growth of the digital signage market over the next few years. Delivery of managed services from the cloud is increasingly the preferred, most economic option, defining digital signage as an operational rather than a capital expense and reducing total cost of ownership for the enterprise. Its wide market reach creates an important opportunity for ad-based network operators, turnkey systems and other business-related managed service providers.

“CloudMedia provides access to all the benefits of digital signage, in a way that reduces the challenges and minimises the cost, offering a word-class end-user experience that delivers powerful results,” concludes Sawkins.

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.

For further information on CloudMedia, please visit www.bcscloudmedia.com.

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BCS Global Celebrates Banner Year in 2012 as Video Collaboration Goes Mainstream

Leading provider of managed videoconferencing continues to grow as analysts predict industry will reach GBP 619 million by 2017

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – January 30, 2013) – UK-based BCS Global Networks Ltd is anticipating continued growth in 2013 after it secured several landmark achievements in 2012. The leading provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration enjoyed an exceptional year, winning multiple prestigious accolades, including a first time appearance in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 – straight in at number 15 – while steadily expanding its customer base and channel network.

Following unprecedented year on year growth since 2009, BCS Global believes it is witnessing a turning point in the acceptance of video collaboration as a mainstream business tool. “A few years ago video communication was only used in the boardroom, but increasingly it is cascading down throughout an entire organisation, in many cases to become not just a cost-saving method of communication, but also a key business differentiator,” says Clive Sawkins, BCS Global CEO.

Hamish Stevenson, founder of Oxford-based networking events and research company Fast Track, says: “BCS Global appeared on The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 for the first time in 2012 and jumped straight in at number 15. If BCS Global can maintain its current trajectory it could earn a second consecutive appearance among Britain’s top-performing private technology companies in 2013.”

BCS Global also won Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Award ‘European Visual Collaboration Service Provider of the Year 2012′. Alexander Michael, Principal Analyst, ICT Consulting at Frost & Sullivan explained, “BCS Global has a strong value proposition in a young but fast expanding market – the global visual collaboration market is expected to reach GBP 619 million by 2017. BCS Global’s managed services, uniquely supported by their own robust video exchange, removes the complexity of these technologies to deliver a world class user experience for customers. As a result, the company has great potential for even more stellar growth in the future.”

Completing the hat-trick, BCS Global was recognised by The New Europe magazine as one of the world’s 50 fastest growing companies and named Best Telepresence/Video Conferencing Provider 2012. This was given in recognition “of excellence in the field of telepresence, taking into account customer satisfaction, as well as developing markets and competitiveness through technology solutions.”

The year’s achievements came hot on the heels of the 2011 European CEO award for Telepresence Managed Service Provider of the Year.

Sawkins is convinced that the outlook for 2013 is just as bright. “We have recently launched a new 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 video collaboration between businesses of all sizes, even if located in various companies and served by different service providers. OVCC members have been working together over the past year to achieve this through interoperability agreements that create a blueprint for delivery of high-quality video collaboration – that connects any vendor, any network and any device, anywhere,” he says.

“Progress in evolving the technology and the fact that businesses can now use video collaboration as a managed service are major steps towards video collaboration replacing telephony as the everyday method of business communication.”

About BCS Global

BCS Global Networks Ltd is leading the way in 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.

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

BCS Global’s Virtual Presence B2B service makes video communication between organizations using OVCC compliant services ‘As easy as making a phone call’

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – December 7, 2012) – 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.

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