Vidtel, SimpleSignal Team Up for Video Conferencing Solution
Cost-conscious businesses searching for a multiparty video conferencing solution have a new option with a service from SimpleSignal and Vidtel.SimpleSignal, a service provider of hosted business telephone solutions for small and midsize businesses, and Vidtel, an innovative video conferencing service provider, announced a distribution agreement to market Vidtel's Hosted Multi-Point Video Conferencing Service to SimpleSignal's hosted unified communications customers. The companies said they partnered to deliver a hosted solution that even the smallest enterprises will find accessible. SimpleSignal said it would begin offering the solution to customers beginning in the second quarter of 2010.
SimpleSignal is a facilities-based hosted PBX and Unified Communications service provider that also offers SIP Trunking services, advanced Voice Apps and Polycom IP Phone equipment. Vidtel offers an open, inter-enterprise video conferencing network, and the company's multipoint video conferencing service integrates with SimpleSignal's BroadSoft BroadWorks application server with Vidtel's video conferencing service and Polycom VVXTM 1500 business media phones. The service enables three or more VVX 1500s to connect via a dial-in number for multiway video conferencing.
Last year Vidtel launched a video calling service for the Polycom VVX 1500 Business Media Phone, a full-featured telephone equipped with Polycom HD Voice, personal video conferencing, and an interactive information portal for integrated business applications. "SimpleSignal is well-recognized as a visionary service provider in the hosted voice market, often the first to roll out new applications and products to its SMB customers," said Vidtel CEO Scott Wharton. "We are excited to help fulfill SimpleSignal's objective of bringing simplified unified communications to SMBs of all sizes with our multipoint video conferencing service."