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PGi Launches GlobalMeet®, Its New Integrated Conferencing Solution, in Europe

Service Includes Powerful Audio & Web Conferencing with Localised Languages at a Competitive Price

Nov 17, 2011

LONDON, November 17th, 2011 - The meetings experts at PGi (NYSE: PGI) have expanded their conferencing services portfolio with the launch of GlobalMeet in Europe. GlobalMeet is available at a flat-fee price for audio and web conferencing or can be purchased on a very competitive Web licence only basis, giving businesses a consistent monthly spend on conferencing services instead of a fluctuating usage-based bill.

GlobalMeet delivers streamlined audio and web conferencing in one simple solution. The browser-based online tool lets meeting organisers easily initiate web conferences and audio calls with participants, removing the need to setup dial-in numbers and passcodes. Unlike other web conferencing services, GlobalMeet is in the cloud so no software downloads are required. Its simple recording and playback features let participants engage in conversation, rather than struggling to take notes.

“We’re very happy with GlobalMeet. As an Irish company with global ambitions, we find it an invaluable tool for speaking with our current clients and for displaying our wares effectively to potential customers,” explains John Foley, Customer Solutions Manager at YouGetItBack.

PGi launched GlobalMeet in the U.S. in February 2011. Since then, GlobalMeet has grown to nearly 30,000 users spanning various industries and functions, including professional services firms, technical support teams and manufacturers. Similar to the U.S. service, GlobalMeet offers market leading pricing in Europe, starting at £22 (€25) for a web only license, and £39 (€45) for a bundle that includes both the audio and web conferencing services. GlobalMeet is available in English, German and French.

“For the past 20 years, we’ve worked to define and redefine the global conferencing space to deliver services that allow businesses to drive productivity,” said John Stone, EVP of European Operations, PGi. “By delivering a powerful tool yet simple, localised for the European market, with an aggressive pricing model, we expect the success GlobalMeet has seen in the U.S. will be replicated in Europe and other regions.”

GlobalMeet features include:

+ Multi-Language Interface – GlobalMeet is available in English, French and German.
+ Toolbar Plug-In for Use with Microsoft Office Outlook® – One-click controls to schedule, start, manage and record meetings from your desktop.
+ Mobile Apps – Turn your smartphone into a conference room by hosting and joining meetings right from your mobile device.


For more information about GlobalMeet or to sign up for a 14-day free trial please click here.

About Premiere Global Services, Inc. | PGi
PGi is a global leader in virtual meetings.  For 20 years, we have innovated technologies that help people meet and collaborate in more enjoyable and productive ways. Every month, we bring together over 15 million people in nearly 4 million virtual meetings. Headquartered in Atlanta, PGi has a presence in 24 countries worldwide. For more information, visit us at http://www.pgi.com.

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