Toronto, Ontario – June 1, 2011 – BCS Global Networks Limited, a leading worldwide provider of managed video conferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services, today announced they have teamed with Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) and leading service providers from around the world to form the broadest visual communications exchange of its kind, the new Open Visual Communications Consortium™ organization (OVCC™).
The goal is for OVCC members to provide secure, standards-based business-to-business (B2B) connectivity to organizations and consumers connected to hundreds of service providers in countries around the world. Sponsored by leading unified communications company Polycom, OVCC includes BCS Global and 13 other global service providers as founding members. The consortium will be extended to include additional service providers in the future. OVCC will solve a key barrier to broader visual communications adoption by enabling interoperable global B2B connectivity for telepresence and video conferencing and high-quality connectivity across service provider networks.