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InterCall and Tandberg Bring Telepresence, the Closest Thing to “Being There” Without Being There, to Cubicles and Boardrooms

Everyone can now experience the benefits


CHICAGO (July 09, 2008) – Telepresence isn’t just for CEOs anymore. A new partnership between InterCall, the world’s largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, and TANDBERG, a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video solutions, brings the latest virtual meeting technology to cubicles and telecommuters as well as the corporate boardroom.

Although telepresence has generally been limited to boardrooms, TANDBERG is now able to offer its complete line of high definition personal desktop and Experia boardroom telepresence systems to InterCall’s global clients at a wide range of price points. This technology enables users to have a face-to-face conversation while being in different locations.

“This is the democratization of telepresence. All of our customers, large and small, can now afford the most advanced virtual meeting technology. There’s nothing else like it.  Workers can be continents apart, but telepresence will make them feel like they are in the same room,” said Bob Wise, executive vice president, InterCall. “The flexibility of our telepresence service is also in-line with our plans for Unified Communications, which allows workers to choose how and when people communicate with them. Adding telepresence to user’s list of options gives them more choice and control, enabling them to become more productive and efficient.”

Paul Cantwell, vice president of channels, TANDBERG Americas added: “More and more competitive businesses are using video conferencing solutions like TANDBERG’s high definition desktop systems and Experia Telepresence to improve the way they work. We are delighted to welcome InterCall as a strategic partner. The combination of TANDBERG’s telepresence service and InterCall’s global network will help both companies drive adoption and strengthen our market positions.”

“The partnership also gives InterCall clients more options than any other conferencing and collaboration services provider. Businesses and workers can choose from reservationless video conferencing, operator-assisted video services and video-enabled Web conferencing services such as InterCall Web Meeting, Microsoft® Live Meeting and WebEx®,” said Wise. “Offering TANDBERG telepresence solutions to our clients makes InterCall a one-stop shop for all video conferencing needs.”

All of InterCall’s services are backed by around-the-clock technical support. For more information on InterCall’s video conferencing offerings, please visit www.intercall.com/services/video-conferencing/.


About InterCall

InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation, is the largest conference and collaborations service provider in the world, and a leading provider of global cloud-based unified communications services. Founded in 1991, InterCall offers telephony, messaging, conferencing and collaboration tools for businesses of all sizes, from large global enterprises to small or regional companies. With a global footprint and broad service capabilities, InterCall’s flexible models for hosted, managed and on-premises communication services help companies get the most out of their business processes.

InterCall's strong U.S. presence, including four call centers and 26 sales offices, is bolstered by operations in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. For more information, please visit www.intercall.com.