Optimum Lightpath Debuts Full Line of Conferencing Services to Make Collaboration Easy for Mid-Market Businesses

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Optimum Lightpath Conference Bundle delivers simplified, enterprise-class audio and web conferencing.

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“IT managers are increasingly looking at bundled services that reduce costs while improving user access, said Irwin Lazar, Vice President, Nemertes Research.

Optimum Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced the availability of its Optimum Lightpath Conference Bundle. The full line of conferencing services, which offers enterprise-class audio and web conferencing, is targeted to mid-market businesses that want to improve collaboration and make business communication more effective. The bundle is part of Optimum Lightpath’s Collaboration Suite, which gives customers the tools they need to seamlessly collaborate in the office or around the world.

"Mid-market businesses are turning to unified communications services to improve collaboration, with more than 94% deploying tools such as web and audio conferencing to enable anytime-anywhere collaboration with customers, partners and peers," said Irwin Lazar, Vice President, Nemertes Research. “Cost savings remains a difficult-to-quantify benefit, therefore IT managers are increasingly looking at bundled services that reduce costs while improving user access.”

Enterprise-Class Collaboration

“With Optimum Lightpath Conference Bundle, we are giving our mid-market customers powerful audio and web conferencing services that help them communicate better,” said Julia McGrath, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Optimum Lightpath. “By delivering a comprehensive collaboration feature set in an easy to use package that is supported by our premium customer service and flat-rate pricing, businesses are gaining access to the tools they need to advance.”

Optimum Lightpath Conference Bundle was designed based on customer feedback and provides audio and web collaboration options to support interactive and engaging meetings that can be easily created and accessed with features that include:

  •     Support for up to 300 audio only or 125 Web and audio participants;
  •     Unlimited ability to add audio conference moderators;
  •     “Connect Me” feature that will automatically call participants logging into a meeting via the Web;
  •     Personal digital library for storing and quickly sharing frequently used files;
  •     Administrative controls and Web portal to manage the service in real-time; and
  •     One-click conference recording.

The bundle includes 24/7 live customer and technical support, and is based on flat-rate pricing. It is available to existing Optimum Lightpath customers in packages of minutes and licenses that match the business’ needs, which helps to ensure a stable, monthly recurring cost.

“Optimum Lightpath stands as a true partner and advocate for its customers, bringing to market the products they need to be successful,” said McGrath. “It is this close work with our customers that helps us understand their needs, industry drivers, challenges and opportunities as we work together to transform how they do business.”

For more information about Optimum Lightpath Conference Bundle, visit http://www.optimumlightpath.com/web/guest/conferencing-and-collaboration.

About Optimum Lightpath

Optimum Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York metropolitan area. Optimum Lightpath’s Network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 4,700 route miles connecting more than 5,000 fiber-lit locations. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world’s largest business market for 20 years, Optimum Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. For 13 straight years, the New York State Public Service Commission has given Optimum Lightpath its Commendation of Excellence. Optimum Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership, most recently being named the 2011 North American Regional Service Provider of the Year by MEF. For more information, visit http://www.optimumlightpath.com.

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