BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Video Guidance has been selected as a strategic conferencing partner by Acano, a newly formed collaboration technology company. By uniting previously incompatible audio, video and web technologies in virtual team rooms, the new initiative will augment Video Guidance’s video conferencing offerings.
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Today’s workforces are becoming more mobile and the number of communication options is growing. Yet most people are still required to conform to one communication technology and exclude key people from discussions – impacting effectiveness and the pace of innovation. Acano’s virtual team rooms, called ”coSpacesTM”, make teamwork and the exchange of ideas second nature for even the most mobile and distributed groups. coSpaces simply aim to bring together various technologies into one 'room.' Watch a demo.
Video Guidance, an independent, strategic visual communications provider, customizes state-of-the-art products, services and solutions from the world’s finest manufacturers. The company is regarded for featuring the next generation of technology in an ever-changing industry.
“Today, video is pervasive and is used as a primary communications tool on virtually any kind of device, “said Michael Werch, founder and president of Video Guidance. “Our partnership with Acano helps to maximize our resources so we can offer more comprehensive collaboration and visual services to businesses and organizations.”
With a click of a button and without pre scheduling required, people can join coSpaces using a phone, a tablet, a computer, a video system. With one user experience across all devices, a coSpace user can seamlessly switch between devices while on a call, for example, from a phone for privacy, or to an iPad for video or a presentation.
coSpaces integrate with Microsoft Lync, making calling video and telepresence systems simple. Also, if people are needed in a meeting that are outside an organization, they can be added through an email invitation. Enabled by WebRTC and Flash, this capability opens up business-to-business and business-to-consumer opportunities. Applications are limitless and range from medical specialists seeing patients, to financial managers meeting clients.
“The team at Video Guidance is at the forefront of adopting new technologies to best serve the growing needs of their clients,” said Larry Satterfield, Acano’s global vice president of sales. “We chose Video Guidance as our partner because of their experience and skill at deploying infrastructure and their strong managed service offering -- an incredibly wide range of client organizations will be able to experience Acano.”
Strategic partners help Video Guidance – through its cloud-based services -- create a more visually collaborative workspace for its customers. In the last decade, Internet, mobile and broadband technologies have redefined our way of life, and visual communication tools have become critical to a business’ efficiencies. And in an era of dispersed teams and reduced travel budgets, enhanced, strategic collaboration and applications are essential to maximizing the benefits of today’s sophisticated technology.
About Video Guidance
Founded in 1999, Video Guidance (www.videoguidance.com) is privately held and headquartered in Bloomington, Minn. Video Guidance is a certified partner of Cisco, Polycom and LifeSize, and maintains strategic alliances with Acano, Conference Plus, On Stream Media Corporation and VQ Communications. For six consecutive years, Video Guidance has been named to the "Inc. 5,000" list of the nation's fastest growing private companies, and is one of the top privately held companies in Minnesota and one of the top 150 telecommunications companies in the nation. In addition, Video Guidance has been named by The Business Journal as one of the "50 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies" in the Twin Cities, and by Minnesota Business magazine as “One of the Best Companies to Work For.”