ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), the world's largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services, today announced integration of its market-leading global hybrid IP audio conferencing network with Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR) Cloud. The integrated offering is the newest addition to PGi's expanding suite of award-winning products, trusted by 75% of the Fortune 100™ and purpose-built to empower businesses with a collaborative advantage.
"PGi is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of enterprise collaboration, and we're excited to once again advance the industry by integrating our market-leading collaboration network with Cisco CMR," said David Guthrie, PGi chief technology officer. "We understand that disparate software clients, hardware systems and end-user expectations make delivering global, secure and mobile video collaboration solutions challenging and complex. As a trusted advisor, PGi helps enterprises streamline global vendor management, simplify collaboration infrastructures and unlock real value for their end-users."
"At Cisco, we're on a mission to deliver simple and affordable collaboration experiences for every room, every desk and every pocket," said Rowan Trollope, senior vice president, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco. "Working with PGi will give more people access to incredible collaboration technology—so more great work can get done quicker."
PGi's GlobalMeet® Audio conferencing solution works directly with an enterprise's CMR deployment to deliver:
- On-premise and cloud collaboration: Seamless integration with CMR Hybrid and CMR Cloud extends the value of business collaboration from endpoint to endpoint using the latest cloud technologies.
- Hybrid audio: Mix dial-in, dial-out and VoIP calls to connect participants from inside and outside the company's firewall in the same virtual meeting.
- Crystal-clear audio quality: Reliable, high-quality audio for more productive meetings.
- Global coverage: Connect participants worldwide with more than 160 local access points.
- Seamless integration: Meetings managed through the CMR interface; no user training required.
- Better meeting management: Meeting hosts are equipped with a range of audio controls, including the popular "*0" option that provides immediate access to 24/7 live customer care.
For more than a decade, PGi and Cisco have partnered to deliver market-leading collaboration solutions to multinational enterprises. PGi supports the Cisco WebEx conferencing portfolio with implementation services, training, adoption, real-time global end-user support, enhanced large event and operated assisted solutions, and video managed services. To learn more, please visit pgi.com/globalmeet-audio/integrations/.
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About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi
PGi is the world's largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services. PGi's unified collaboration platform empowers business users and teams to connect, share ideas and manage projects with the simplicity and everywhere-access of the latest cloud technologies. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries, and its award-winning solutions provide a collaborative advantage to nearly 50,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, PGi has helped over a billion people worldwide connect, collaborate and get work done—in teams, large groups and one-on-one. For more information, visit PGi at pgi.com.
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