Glowpoint Inc. (GLOW) has launched a campaign designed to incent organizations to use video communications as an alternative to business travel to minimize the potential disruption from the H1N1 “swine flu” virus throughout the global business community.
“We encourage organizations to act now and evaluate the use or expansion of video communications programs in their business practices,” said Joe Laezza, Glowpoint president and co-CEO. “Beyond the benefits of avoiding health concerns, video communications help minimize business interruptions, increase productivity, reduce travel costs, and support greener business practices by lowering carbon emissions. And while many organizations may be using video to communicate internally today, now is the time to explore business-to-business (B2B) applications to increase face-time and strengthen relationships with business partners and customers.”
Glowpoint’s offering will include incentives such as free registration to the business-to-business video community – the Telepresence interExchange Network (TEN) – as well as promotional discounts of up to 50 percent on inter-business and multipoint telepresence and video conferencing services. As an added convenience, the site is equipped with a locater to find reservable Affinity VideoNet telepresence and video conferencing suites in major cities around the world which allow virtual meetings to be arranged even if businesses do not have a video enabled location available within their internal offices. Additional public room resources as well as telepresence and video conference equipment purchase options are expected to become available and will be announced accordingly.