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Vidtel's Affordable, High-Quality Cloud Video Conferencing Available to VTEL Customers in Business and Education Markets

Vidtel's cloud service enables cost-effective, enterprise-grade video conferencing between room-based systems, executive desktop products, tablets, PCs, Skype, Google, WebRTC

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When fulfilling video conferencing needs, enterprises of all forms share a common goal:  affordable, easy to use, high-quality video conferencing. To meet that need, Vidtel's cloud-based MeetMe service enables video conferencing between room-based systems, executive desktop video systems, PCs/Macs, and mobiles using any combination of SIP, H.323, Skype, GoogleTalk and soon WebRTC technologies.  Today, Vidtel announced another video conferencing manufacturer that interoperates with its service – VTEL.

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The underlying Windows 7 architecture of the VTEL systems renders them useful in a classroom or conference room, even when not in a video conference.  The systems may be used to display websites, stream video, play a DVD, run any enterprise PC software, such as PowerPoint, or for conventional HDTV viewing.  The partnership with Vidtel enables VTEL's customers to conduct business-grade multi-party video conferencing regardless of endpoint, platform or service and without the need for expensive bridges or exchange services. With MeetMe, customers of VTEL equipment will now be able to conduct multi-party video conferences spanning a variety of equipment vendors and service providers, including Cisco, Google, LifeSize, Polycom, and Skype.

Aggressive pricing on MeetMe makes enterprise-grade video conferencing a viable option for enterprises of any size. And since Vidtel runs the infrastructure in the cloud, the service requires no IT expertise or additional capital expenditure beyond existing systems and is as easy to use as an audio conferencing bridge.

"VTEL has been growing rapidly over the last year due to our ability to provide a turnkey group videoconferencing system for under $5,000", said Richard Ford, VTEL's CEO. "Offering the low cost Vidtel multipoint videoconferencing service along with VTEL IPanels enables our end-users to dramatically reduce the capital expense required to implement an enterprise-wide professional quality videoconferencing solution."

"With Vidtel's MeetMe, VTEL customers will enjoy enormous flexibility in terms of video conferencing with other organizations on SIP, H.323 and web-based standards," said Mariette Johnson Wharton, Vidtel VP of Marketing and co-founder. "VTEL has a long track history of innovation in video conferencing, so it is not surprising to see VTEL embrace our cloud service."

The Vidtel MeetMe video conferencing service is available immediately to VTEL customers.

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. 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.

About VTEL:

Based in Austin, TX VTEL Products Corporation is celebrating its 27th anniversary as a videoconferencing system manufacturer.  The company introduced the industry's first PC-based videoconferencing systems in the late 1980's.  VTEL has an installed base of tens of thousands of videoconferencing systems in education, healthcare, legal and in commercial corporations.  For more information on VTEL's competitively-priced and high-performing video conferencing systems, please visit www.vtel.com.

Contacts:
Mariette Johnson Wharton
[email protected]
(650) 273-4104

Todd Clayton
Director of Marketing
[email protected]

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