ATLANTA, October 17, 2011 - PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in virtual meetings, has been selected by the growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan as a global collaboration provider. As part of a new, two-year agreement, the meetings experts at PGi will deliver Frost & Sullivan productive ways to meet with its video conferencing solution, iMeet, and its integrated audio and web conferencing solution, GlobalMeet.
Frost & Sullivan wanted to upgrade its conferencing experience to include browser-based video, simplified screen sharing and reliable audio service. With a globally distributed team of analysts, consultants and sales professionals, the solution had to be easy to use and quickly implemented across its workforce. PGi was able to provide a complete collaboration solution that delivers on these requirements, while also enriching engagement and personal connections during Frost & Sullivan’s virtual meetings.
“PGi is a worldwide leader in online meetings, committed to developing audio, web and video conferencing solutions based on what end users want and need,” said Joe Fristensky, Partner, Information & Communications Practice at Frost & Sullivan. “Using PGi’s iMeet and GlobalMeet, Frost & Sullivan analysts will be able to connect with our colleagues and customers anywhere, anytime with rich, personalized online meetings.”
“The analysts at Frost & Sullivan closely monitor and report on technology trends and know which services provide businesses with measurable benefit and drive productivity,” said Ted Schrafft, President of PGi. “Their selection of PGi’s virtual meeting solutions speaks to the benefits iMeet and GlobalMeet deliver, as well as our position as one of the best technology providers in the industry.”
iMeet provides secure video conferencing for business, enabling up to 15 people to connect in a video meeting from anywhere in the world. As a cloud-based service, there is no expensive hardware to buy, no frustrating software to download and no special bandwidth required with iMeet. With its full suite of mobility apps, iMeet users and guests can join simple, social video meetings from any computer, tablet or mobile device.
GlobalMeet delivers simple, affordable web and audio meetings to businesses worldwide. GlobalMeet has a streamlined, easy-to-navigate user interface, requires no software downloads for meeting guests and offers a unique “connect me” feature that automatically calls meeting guests, making dial-in numbers and passcodes a thing of the past. Starting at just $29 per month, with aggressive pricing for enterprise-wide implementations, GlobalMeet is an accessible solution for any sized business.
About Premiere Global Services | 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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