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BT Conferencing Extends Unified Communications Portfolio with Kontiki's Video Solutions

June 25, 2010

By Nathesh, Business VoIP Contributor

BT Conferencing, a provider of audio, video and web collaboration services, has stated that they have expanded their Unified Communications (UC) portfolio by adding Kontiki's video solutions which includes live video webcasting and video on-demand services.

The Kontiki video solutions will enable BT Conferencing to offer multi-national organizations the ability to quickly and cost effectively send broadcast quality video content to their employees' PC's regardless of which network they are on.
Some of the specific uses include: CEO all-hands town hall meetings - live video webcasting that reaches all employees for company-wide events and without the need for any network infrastructure upgrade; 'Global Presence' service - enabling the video conference to be watched as it is happening or to be watched it on-demand on a more convenient time; any live video broadcast to employees - for business unit executives, product managers, HR or the training department who need to reach a large audience of employees using video.
Aaron McCormack, CEO for BT Conferencing has commented that video is becoming a 'must have' tool for business communication programs, and the new BT solution offers a natural step for customers who are already using collaboration services and want to add or expand the use of live video webcasting or video on demand to their company-wide events.
Kontiki has claimed that their end-to-end Enterprise Video Platform provides all of the robust functionality enterprises want today - an integrated platform, multiple delivery options, enterprise-grade class security and analytics - all in a single complete suite. With Kontiki, users get solutions for all-hands webcasts, executive communications, company newscasts, employee training, employee video portal and enterprise TV natively integrated from a single vendor. The platform can act as the infrastructure foundation any enterprise needs to support future enterprise video ubiquity.
Eric Armstrong, President and CEO for Kontiki added that the new service with BT Conferencing will deliver live video webcasting and video on demand to all of their customers' employees simply and easily. Video is delivering real ROI in the enterprise and doesn't have to be complicated - it can be as easy as email with no impact on existing network traffic. Kontiki is thrilled to help complete BT's leadership position within the Unified Communications category and leverage the growing demand for Unified Communications, enterprise video and social media.
In related news, Starwood Hotels implemented Kontiki enterprise video platform and Kontiki achieved SAS 70 Type II certification.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for virtual-pbx. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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