BrightCom Telepresence for Business Travel at 2010 Hospitality Design Expo and Conference

BrightCom telepresence and video conferencing solutions partners with Vaughan Benz hospitality furniture manufactures for display at 2010 HD Expo and Conference. Display will show how hotels can benefit from services allowing travelers to work and socialize from the comfort of their own room.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 14, 2010 --( BrightCom, the performance leader in integrated telepresence and video conferencing solutions announced today their participation with Vaughan Benz (Booth #1460), a manufacturer of custom made wood and upholstered furniture for the hospitality industry at the 2010 Hospitality Design Expo and Conference May 19th - 21st at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. The partners will demonstrate how a hotel can provide services for business travelers and vacationers to use a video conferencing system from the privacy of their own room to connect with family and their offices around the world.

“We are excited be to displaying something new and innovative for the hospitality industry,” stated David Benz, President of Vaughan Benz. “By integrating telepresence and video conferencing technology into our furniture, we are hoping to combine functionality with aesthetic design giving a flawless experience for the business traveler or any traveler to connect with their family, friends or office.”

BrightCom's integrated telepresence and video conferencing enables people to connect and collaborate from a wide range of environments through HD or standard definition video, audio and data sharing. Paired with Vaughan Benz hospitality designs, BrightCom technology can offer business travelers the ability to meet and collaborate on data in real-time with co-workers, partners and customers in order to accomplish business goals on the road. At the same time, business travelers and recreational travelers are able to use the same system to call their family, friends and other guests in the hotel to share photos, itineraries and other information during their stay.

The demonstration in booth #1460 plans to show how hotels can provide their guests video conferencing services such as in-hotel, local and long distance calling or allowing guests to choose the video broadcast quality from standard to high definition.

According to Bob McCandless, CEO of BrightCom, “Telepresence and video conferencing technology has become increasingly flexible and interoperable making it a great fit for public environments and applications. As a business traveler for over 30 years, being able to instantly see family or work on a last minute presentation with my team at the office after getting back from a day at trade show or meetings would be extremely beneficial. It also circumvents having to wait for a scheduled time slot at a business center and ensures privacy.”

Vaughan Benz is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of custom made furniture for the hospitality industry. Established in 1986 and based in Los Angeles and with a management office in Shanghai as well, Vaughan Benz can manufacture any size of furniture order for hotels ranging from one special custom made lobby piece to all of the guestroom furniture.

Mr. Benz continued, “Vaughan Benz personally uses BrightCom telepresence to enhance communication between its Los Angeles and Shanghai offices and is excited to partner with BrightCom as a provider of well-crafted high end furniture for the rapidly expanding telepresence furniture market.”

HD Expo is the preeminent trade show for the hospitality design industry and takes place May 19th – 21st at Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. It provides opportunities for hospitality design professionals and manufacturers to come together and build relationships, display products and network with industry leaders. HD Expo features a show floor with more than 900 exhibitors covering an array of manufacturers and artisans of hospitality products and services.

For more information on BrightCom’s telepresence and video conferencing solutions provided by BrightCom, please call 877-483-9737, visit BrightCom at

About Vaughan Benz (Booth #1460) - Vaughan Benz is a leading manufacturer of high-end, custom–made wood and upholstered furniture for the hospitality industry. Based in Los Angeles with factories in the United States and China, Vaughan Benz specializes in superior-quality furniture for some of the world’s finest four and five star hotels and restaurants. With commitments to sustainable materials and environmentally friendly methods as well as giving back to its community, Vaughan Benz holds the utmost commitment to the highest quality of work and treatment of their clients. To learn more about Vaughan Benz services please visit them at

About BrightCom – BrightCom specializes in creating flexible and affordable video and telepresence conferencing solutions. With unique integrated data and video conferencing solutions, BrightCom offers a wide range of options to connect people and content from home offices, mobile devices, desktops or conference rooms. BrightCom’s Visual Collaboration System provides a powerful conferencing infrastructure for real-time interactive data sharing. BrightCom’s Lumina Telepresence allows for instant business communication empowering businesses with a fully immersive environment for natural collaboration and conversation. BrightCom’s ClearView Conferencing solutions allow for crystal clear HD or standard video and audio broadcasts giving business the face to face connection vital for effective communication. To learn more about BrightCom’s quality telepresence and video conferencing with in-depth collaboration features but without a costly investment on bandwidth upgrades, call 877-483-9737 or visit

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