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BurstPoint Networks Changes The Rules For Enterprise Video Communications

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (BUSINESS WIRE) BurstPoint Networks today announced availability of the BurstPoint Video Communication Platform (VCP), a fully integrated scalable end-to-end enterprise platform that enables organizations to deploy a single solution for the capture, distribution, management, viewing, and usage reporting of high-quality live streaming or stored high-definition video content. The release of the BurstPoint VCP coincides with the official launch of BurstPoint Networks.

The use of video represents an efficient and cost-effective way for all types of organizations to share important information quickly with key constituents, including employees, partners and customers. A message from the CEO, employee training and education sessions, customer support, and many other types of interaction with core audiences, can all benefit from high-quality video delivered to users independent of location or access device. With the introduction of the BurstPoint VCP, BurstPoint is enabling its customers to streamline the workflows for creating and publishing live and on-demand HD video programming to an extent not possible with the multi-vendor solutions more commonly available. Through its support for video capture and creation, video content delivery, deployment of rich video portals and digital signage, the BurstPoint VCP is making it easier for organizations to deploy a fully integrated platform that covers all the crucial aspects required to effectively incorporate video into an advanced communications strategy.

"Video continues to be adopted by leading-edge organizations seeking an effective and efficient means for communicating both every day, and mission critical, time sensitive information. Whether streaming to an individual, to a department, or enterprise wide, the use of video helps maximize the impact of the message," explained Ira Weinstein, senior analyst and partner, Wainhouse Research. "The BurstPoint offering simplifies the procurement and deployment process for end-user customers by including the most coveted streaming features, including content creation, support for live and on-demand content, and integrated digital signage, within a single offering."

The BurstPoint VCP addresses a fundamental challenge often faced by organizations wishing to incorporate video into their day-to-day operations. The majority of available technologies are point solutions that require manual integration and lack the performance, cost savings, and scalability required to be truly effective. As important, users may also find selecting other solutions require new core infrastructure be deployed to support their chosen technology. As a unified platform developed by BurstPoint, organizations are assured that not only are all components of the platform interoperable, but they also will deploy seamlessly into an existing WAN/LAN infrastructure, alleviating the bandwidth burden many organizations face. The BurstPoint VCP's unique centrally managed, distributed architecture allows for support of thousands of simultaneous streams minimizing impact to network operations, provides a cost-effective upgrade path, and is easy to use.

"The BurstPoint Video Communication Platform is a key piece of our enterprise-wide communications initiatives," said Terry Gordon, who manages the MultiMedia Technology Group at MetLife. "From live town hall meetings, to streamed CEO and executive presentations, we can easily create and distribute content when and where needed."

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