Global Crossing Adds Video Streaming to its Videoconferencing Experience
ON24 Provides Webcasting and Virtual Events SolutionSAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 25, 2010 – Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, and ON24 Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced they are working together to expand the video conferencing experience Global Crossing offers its customers, which now includes highly scalable and feature-rich, on-demand video-streaming.
Global Crossing is using ON24’s industry-leading Webcast Center platform and Virtual Show solution in support of its suite of videoconferencing collaboration services to offer customers an interactive tool reaching audiences of thousands worldwide. Customers can leverage Global Crossing’s offer to deliver a single online video platform that combines real-time, interactive and community-building capabilities of the social web with online content creation, analytics, and control.
“Our customers are demanding a cutting-edge, end-to-end video experience worldwide,” said Debra Swann, vice president of marketing. “We chose to partner with ON24 because it is the webcasting leader. It offers a full range of innovative and cost-effective solutions for applications such as demand generation and virtual conferences that empower our customers with a creative solution to address their business requirements.”
The Webcast Center platform is a comprehensive, highly scalable and secure solution for planning, executing and managing webcasts, podcasts and rich media ad banners, extending audience reach by delivering webcasts to users directly through the Web. The Virtual Show solution enables customers to deliver highly customizable and cost-efficient virtual events for applications ranging from demand generation and corporate communications to training and continuing education initiatives. ON24 Virtual Show is a virtual venue for events such as trade shows, partner pavilions, conferences and training summits.
As an added benefit, Global Crossing has established a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection with ON24. This is a differentiator in the industry that enables cost-effective quality of service (QoS) video and audio transmission to ON24’s customers, while leveraging Global Crossing’s reliable world-wide VPN.
“We are pleased to offer our industry-leading webcasting and branded virtual event solutions to a leading global IP provider like Global Crossing,” said ON24 CEO Sharat Sharan. “Our partnership allows Global Crossing to seamlessly deliver live video streaming via our webcast, Virtual Show or Virtual Briefing Center solutions that engage audiences through high-quality video capability.”
Global Crossing offers enterprises worldwide a full suite of converged audio, video and Web-based IP collaboration services to maximize time, resources and productivity anytime, virtually anywhere. Global Crossing’s audio conferencing services include Ready-Access, Global “800” Service, VoIP Ready-Access, Event Call, Event Express Call and Automated Event Call.
Customers around the world are able to connect to Global Crossing’s audio collaboration platform using a consistent worldwide dial plan. Web conferencing services include Global Crossing Web Meeting™, Cisco WebEx™ delivered by Global Crossing, and Microsoft® Office Live Meeting from Global Crossing. The company’s simple-to-use videoconferencing services include iVideoconferencing, IP Video, and Video Endpoint Management Service, supporting both ISDN and IP-based end points.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) is a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider with the world’s first integrated global IP-based network. The company offers a full range of data, voice and collaboration services with an industry leading customer experience and delivers service to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as to 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries around the world.
Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about Global Crossing.
ABOUT ON24, INC.
The recognized global virtual events market share leader, ON24 is the world’s leading provider of webcasting and virtual environments for corporate communications and demand generation. ON24 offers fully integrated, enterprise-wide solutions for a wide range of applications, including training, conferences, company meetings, partner expos and virtual trade shows. More than 750 organizations in publishing, technology, life sciences, government and financial services, including IBM, Cisco, United Business Media, Credit Suisse, GE Healthcare, Oracle and the National Science Foundation, rely on ON24. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London and Singapore. For more information, visit https://www.ON24.com.
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