Avnet Technology Solutions UK drives video-in-the-cloud

Distributor Avnet says that flexible accessibility is now the norm for rapidly growing mobile workforces and organisations are experiencing all too familiar pain-points such as: poor communications between offices; high bandwidth demands (and costs) when running large ‘one off’, one-to-many company-wide calls over traditional video networks; customers and offices separated by time zones; and high travel costs and downtime.

“We’re seeing a significant uptake of cost effective video-in-the-cloud technology, particularly in the Education sector right now, demonstrating that there really is a demand for video conferencing solutions across many different sectors. We’re assisting our partners in grasping this opportunity; offering comprehensive pre- and post-sales support to help partners define and then support the right solution, providing facilities for customer on-site demonstrations and delivering partner training and marketing.

Avnet partners with LifeSize whose powerful one-button interface Video Center solution incorporates HD streaming, recording and auto-publishing. It’s a single device that makes live and on-demand videos easily accessible from any location and from multiple devices, including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. This cost-effective solution provides partners with a means to solving the pain points of their end-customers along with the benefit of an additional revenue stream.

We see such video technology as fundamental to streamlining productivity and communications. So much so, that not only does Avnet distribute LifeSize Video Center to a vast number of partners, we also successfully utilise the technology ourselves to internally train our new employees.”