“We recognize that visual communication continues to move to the desktop and go mobile, as customers want to connect via video wherever they are,” stated Joe Laezza, President and CEO of Glowpoint. “Offering a high quality, secure cloud hosted service for Skype and Google Talk users will allow customers to extend their reach with video and drive higher utilization, which means higher ROI for everyone.”
Glowpoint’s expanded support from the OpenVideo® cloud will also allow Skype and Google Talk users to connect to multi-point meetings with participants on standards based video endpoints from Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize, and other leading manufacturers. Glowpoint already offers video call support via the VVR for video applications on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, including support for audio only participants.
The OpenVideo® cloud utilizes Glowpoint’s intellectual property and expertise to integrate best of breed software, video delivery & management technologies, and networking technologies, to deliver flexible, high quality, reliable cloud managed video services. There are currently over 40,000 video endpoints certified to the OpenVideo® cloud.
Call support for Skype and Google Talk via OpenVideo® will be generally available from Glowpoint and through partners in late June 2012.