PeerPort Integrates Video Conferencing into its UC&C Service

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PeerPort today announced the integration of HD video conferencing into PeerPort’s suite of virtual collaboration services.

PeerPort, A+ Conferencing and Digital Samba today announced the integration of HD video conferencing into PeerPort’s suite of virtual collaboration services, allowing organizations and business professionals to work together more effectively. PeerPort, a leading innovator of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) solutions, A+ Conferencing, a world class distributor of conferencing and communications solutions and Digital Samba, a leader of video conferencing server solutions, have teamed to enable businesses of all sizes to take advantage of UC&C services.

PeerPort.us (http://www.peerport.us) is a cloud based offering that provides an alternative to traditional unified communication platforms. Its robust feature set includes unlimited audio, video and web conferencing, messaging, chat, calendaring, action item tracking and document management & storage. By delivering these services through an intuitive, easy to use interface, PeerPort fosters team collaboration across the entire communications spectrum, enabling the exchange of information in non real-time, near real-time and real-time. The services are provided within the context of private communities – essentially self organized, secure environments which host both members and their own content. Each community can accommodate community members regardless of their location, company or education affiliation, and membership in a community can easily be modified to reflect the ever-changing composition of a team.

Historically, companies have relied on separate and often costly investments in platform technology to realize the benefits of UC&C. This has limited deployment to only those organizations with sizable IT budgets and the requisite technical expertise to bring these disparate capabilities together. In addition, the frontier of UC&C and video conferencing has been off-limits to most, as the CAPEX investment in equipment and telepresence rooms starts in the mid six figures. "By extending PeerPort to include video conferencing without the need for special software or equipment, we’ve brought UC&C to the masses. It’s truly UC&C for everyone, as opposed to only those with deep pockets," said Ed Chatlos, CEO of PeerPort.

"PeerPort customers can now enjoy unlimited video conferencing for a fraction of the cost of competitive offerings, while simultaneously taking advantage of a powerful set of tools which greatly increase the effectiveness of virtual collaboration," said Mike Burns, President of A+ Conferencing.

"Companies are increasingly realizing that they would rather off-load the financial and technical risks that come with deploying UC&C to a third party provider," said Mike Starner, President and General Manager of Digital Samba. "Until now, however, the delivery platforms have been disjointed, resulting in multiple investments and operational management headaches. We think Digital Samba’s OnSync solution provides an efficient, elegant and easy-to-use service, and which, when combined with PeerPort, results in a comprehensive UC&C alternative to premises based solutions," said Starner.

For a limited time, PeerPort will cost $99 a month for unlimited access by up to 10 users, any six of whom may access multi-way video conferencing simultaneously. All 10 can view a single person’s video transmission. For schools or companies requiring a PeerPort Community for up to 50 users, the cost is only $375 per month. Additional pricing tiers and advanced services are also available. "The combination of services delivered by PeerPort, coupled with industry leading price points, creates a compelling opportunity for businesses of any size to take advantage of UC&C," said Ed Chatlos.

For more information about PeerPort UC&C, the PeerPort Network and PeerPort LLC, visit http://www.peerport.us.

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