Easynet Deploys Global Managed HD Videoconferencing

As part of its commitment to delivering managed global solutions, Easynet is to provide managed video conferencing services and Polycom systems to the NDS Group and BSkyB. The Polycom solutions include Polycom’s high definition (HD) RPX immersive telepresence suites and HDX 9000 group video systems.

Easynet, the international managed network and hosting division of BSkyB, will roll out its managed service with a range of Polycom HD products across 12 international operations and to 18 offices for the NDS Group, a global leader in digital television technology, majority owned by News Corporation. Easynet will also deliver the solution between BSkyB’s customer operations centres in Scotland, and to BSkyB’s headquarters in London. BSkyB is the leading provider of multichannel entertainment in the UK.

The new managed video conferencing solutions will deliver the benefits of high definition, highly interactive meetings through purpose-built, cinematic RPX telepresence rooms, as well as in more traditional conference and meeting room environments. These deployments will reduce travel budgets, and create virtual meeting environments of outstanding quality that enable more efficient, responsive and agile business operations and decision making. The service will also play a key part in helping BSkyB and NDS Group meet their environmental goals. As part of BSkyB, a carbon neutral company, Easynet constantly looks to reduce its CO2 emissions, and this solution will ensure Easynet and its global enterprise customers will continue to take steps to reduce their carbon emissions by reducing the need for travel.

The new global service will be managed by Easynet’s Video Network Operation Centre, which will provide secure facilities for dedicated and hosted video management. A concierge-level service at the Centre will include complete call scheduling, suite reservation services, call management and assistance, 24 hours a day, from a dedicated team of telepresence experts.