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Arkadin Has Strong Demand for Cloud-Based Video Conferencing in North America
[April 25, 2013]

Arkadin Has Strong Demand for Cloud-Based Video Conferencing in North America

ATLANTA, GA, Apr 25, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Arkadin, one of the world's largest and fastest growing collaboration service providers, announced today that global sales for its video conferencing solutions have increased 95% y-o-y in 2012, with significant gains coming from North America. This significantly outpaces the market, where overall category growth has been modest, and is a testament to the value businesses are placing in cloud-based video conferencing for increasing business efficiency.

ArkadinVideo(TM) powered by Vidyo(R) is a cloud-based service ideally suited for the growing demand for easy, affordable and mobile face-to-face conferencing. Available in a simple desktop model: ArkadinVideo HD Desktop, or the more traditional room-based system: ArkadinVideo HD Room, the new generation video conferencing solution is simple to deploy, with a minimal up-front investment. Its high definition [HD] video-image quality delivers life-like, face-to-face collaboration for a 'just like being there' experience.

Cloud-based Model Delivers Compelling Benefits for Increasing Adoption and ROI According to industry analyst firms, the demand for cloud-based personal collaboration is increasing rapidly.

"Cloud-based conferencing solutions, like ArkadinVideo, offer a combination of strong performance, easy deployment, and affordability. This is a compelling benefits package that brings high quality videoconferencing within the reach of small, medium, and large enterprises around the world -- even in a challenging economic climate," says Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research. "Organizations seeking to conduct high impact visual collaboration without incurring a significant up-front cost should consider ArkadinVideo." Global Organization Gains Significant Productivity Benefits HLB International, a global network of accounting firms, with members in 100 countries, needed a high-quality video conferencing service for training sessions and ensuring members had face-to-face contact for enhancing personal relationships. According to IT Manager Abu Bakkar, Arkadin had the edge in meeting all their requirements: "Since many of our accounting executives require a quick and trouble-free way to communicate, ease-of-use was especially important. Cost was also a key factor. We looked at all the major established brands and while they were good systems, the costs in comparison were prohibitive.

ArkadinVideo had all the functionality of the big systems, but at a fraction of the cost. We have a whole year's worth of videoconferencing for the cost of six or seven executives to travel to one two-day meeting." New Version Offers Enhanced User Experience ArkadinVideo can be instantly secured over any internet connection through simple one-click access from desktops or mobile devices. Up to nine video displays are available for multiple participants to securely connect from any computer desktop or legacy end-point. The intuitive interface has easy to use audio and video controls for document sharing and on-the-go connectivity from mobile devices running Android or IOS operating systems. The newest version offers several enhancements to improve the user experience for both desktop and room-based systems, including: -- One-click video meetings via automatic device selection that remembers preferred settings -- Enhanced acoustics that eliminate distracting echoes -- Up to 16 video streams displayed simultaneously from room systems Arkadin Positioned for Long-term Market Leadership "In a highly mobile, global workplace, video conferencing is fast becoming a must-have day-to-day productivity tool," says Olivier de Puymorin, CEO of Arkadin. "We are well positioned to lead the market.

ArkadinVideo is perfectly aligned with market trends toward flexible cloud-based services. Our recent acquisition of video specialist Novasight will enable us to broaden our offer into managed services and Unified Communications, providing a complete offer for customers of all sizes." For more information: About Arkadin Founded in 2001, Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing collaboration service providers in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of remote audio, web, and video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. The services are delivered in the SaaS model for fast, scalable deployments and a high ROI. Its global network of 51 operating centers in 31 countries has dedicated local-language support teams to service its 37,000 customers.

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