BCS Global Adds Skype for Video Conferencing

BCS Global Networks has bolstered its Virtual Connect portfolio of services by enabling a Skype gateway for video conferencing.

Virtual Connect, a personal on-demand meeting space, enables video collaboration through a variety of technologies from the boardroom, desktop, laptop or mobile device. It provides shared capacity through flexible meeting spaces to hold video meetings on demand.

“We are excited to add Skype video support to our next generation Unified Communications platform that provide our customers with the best in conferencing services,” said Dan Tanel, CTO of BCS Global Networks. “Skype users are now able to connect using video to their enterprise meeting rooms and desktops through this innovative solution, empowering users to select the most appropriate video option for their application.”

Tanel added that BCS Global’s Virtual Connect platform continues to evolve.

“Looking at the roadmap for future product releases, we are excited to announce the ability for users to stream and record their meetings directly to YouTube for on-demand and live viewing, which provide businesses with new ways to distribute content in a timely manner,” said Tanel.

Earlier this year, London-based BCS Global merged with Video Guidance. The combined company links BCS Global’s capabilities in Europe and Asia with Video Guidance’s in North America. Video Guidance became a wholly owned subsidiary of BCS and retains the respected Video Guidance name and brand in the U.S.