TenHands Announces Open BETA for its Groundbreaking HD Video Desktop Service; Free, Easy Real-Time Video Collaboration for Business Surpasses Current Offerings

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TenHands, Inc., the innovative service provider that delivers free, easy video collaboration for business, announces the open BETA release of its revolutionary desktop video service built for the business market. TenHands’ groundbreaking offer is the first to deliver real-time video as a true virtualized cloud-computing solution using Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud, HTLM5 and WebRTC. TenHands announced its invite-only, closed beta on April 23rd and quickly accumulated users from more than 1,000 companies around the world. Anyone can now sign-up and immediately get TenHands service and experience HD video from their PC or Mac computers with one-to-one or multiparty group video - all for free.

TenHands, Inc.

In the race to enable real-time video in the browser, we believe we are a year ahead of Skype, WebEx, HDFaces and other providers.

TenHands, Inc., the innovative service provider that delivers free, easy video collaboration for business, announces the open BETA release of its revolutionary desktop video service built for the business market. TenHands’ groundbreaking offer is the first to deliver real-time video as a true virtualized cloud-computing solution using Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud, HTLM5 and WebRTC. TenHands announced its invite-only, closed beta on April 23rd and quickly accumulated users from more than 1,000 companies around the world. Anyone can now sign-up and immediately get TenHands service and experience HD video from their PC or Mac computers with one-to-one or multiparty group video - all for free.

"In the race to enable real-time video in the browser, we believe we are a year ahead of Skype, WebEx, HDFaces and other providers," commented Mark Weidick, Co-Founder and CEO of TenHands. Microsoft recently announced plans to overhaul their architecture in support of WebRTC standards – an action sure to accelerate the movement that Google initiated over a year ago. "WebRTC is the catalyst to revolutionize the way we use our browsers to communicate. In the same way the browser revolutionized the way we access information 15 years ago, WebRTC will quickly enable the browser to become a primary mode of video and audio communication," he added.

TenHands' client software is currently a browser plug-in (no Flash) that's based on the WebRTC open source project. TenHands extended WebRTC to deliver HD video in Chrome, IE, Safari and Firefox on both Mac and Windows; iPads, iPhones, Android devices and smart phones are next. The result is a 2Mbyte free plug-in that is remarkably easy to integrate with other web-based applications. As Google, Mozilla and other browser makers add real-time video and audio capability to the browser, TenHands is positioned to offer a "no software required" delivery model.

"Imagine being able to instantly make a free, HD video call from any device to any other device in the world through a browser, and without the need of any hardware or software to download. That is when you turn interoperability on its head and truly democratize the video experience for all," explains Jack Blaeser, Co-Founder and CCO of TenHands. "We are in the midst of this transformational movement that is sure to disrupt the existing market but promises great benefits for businesses and end users.”

TenHands is also enabling its breakthrough solution through integration with other collaboration applications such as Box, Join.Me and Dropbox, among others.

TenHands encourages businesses to try their free video conferencing service by signing up at: http://www.tenhands.net. All users of TenHands’ video collaboration solution can enter the September 15th contest to win a set of HD cameras. See contest details on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/TenHands/157012951060325?sk=events.

About TenHands, Inc.
Founded in 2011 by industry authorities on video collaboration, TenHands’ revolutionary personal video collaboration service is based on Google's WebRTC initiative to get real-time video and audio into the browser, and is 100% virtualized and cloud based in Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud. Using TenHands’ video conferencing, teams and organizations can benefit from greater productivity gains, reduced cost in travel, accelerated globalization, environmental savings in Co2, greater agility of human resources, and enhanced business continuity. The “TenHands” concept emerged from the philosophy of John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach, who emphasized the value of teamwork and insisted that all five players (read: ten hands) touch the ball before shooting. For more information, please visit http://www.tenhands.net.

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