BrightCom, Glowpoint Redefine the Future of Telepresence at 2011 NAB Show

BrightCom and Glowpoint team up at the 2011 NAB Show to discuss how growing demand for consumer based video and subsequent network support is driving telepresence and video conferencing vendors to redefine video over public networks.

Huntington Beach, CA, March 26, 2011 --( BrightCom, performance leader in integrated telepresence and video conferencing solutions, announced today that CEO Bob McCandless and Glowpoint Senior Vice President of Product and Strategy, Anil Balani will co-present at the Telepresence Conference at the 2011 NAB Show April 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The presentation entitled, "Solving the Network Problem Today to Redefine Video of Tomorrow: The Future of Telepresence," will explore the issue of network capabilities for video conferencing and telepresence solutions and how the increasing adoption of video in the office, home and public spaces will force vendors to rethink their current strategies for video over public networks.

“The telepresence and video marketplace is poised for significant growth*, especially as it moves across consumer targeted verticals, such as Broadcasting,” said Balani. “The public is exposed in an increasing way, and I am very excited to be sharing the stage with BrightCom as we explore what’s next for connecting all of the various telepresence and video devices to make it seamless and cost effective.”

This session will compare current hardware based and software based codec technology and how these types of approaches will affect the reduction of bandwidth usage for future use of video in different environments. The representatives from BrightCom and Glowpoint will also share ideas regarding how the public’s perception of video will be changed, transforming from bridging cell phones, desktops, television and conference rooms to making it all encompassing anytime, anywhere.

“It is critical that telepresence and video conferencing vendors understand how consumers and businesses will want to approach their communication environment in the future and how network bandwidth will play a major role in facilitating this environment,” stated Mr. McCandless. “I believe that we are moving toward a future where people will expect life-like video communication from their home to all of their daily spaces including work, family, friends and services and we need to ensure the infrastructure is there to support this new direction.”

“I am very much looking forward to discussing this topic with Glowpoint. Their success as one of the largest network carriers for cloud-based hosted video conferencing services gives them an extremely insightful perspective to this issue,” said Mr. McCandless.

The Telepresence Conference is a two day event within the 2011 NAB Show held April 11-14, 2011 in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on Telepresence Conference, please visit

*ABI Research predicts the market for managed telepresence and video conferencing services will reach $1.2 billion by 2016, a 19 percent compound annual growth rate.

For more information about telepresence and video conferencing, please contact BrightCom at 877-483-9737 or visit BrightCom online at

About Glowpoint - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW) enables video users to effortlessly and securely call one another regardless of their video technology or network. With unlimited, "open" access to Glowpoint's cloud-based, hosted-video infrastructure and services, video calling within – and between – companies is dramatically simplified. From full-featured telepresence and video conferencing suites to desktop video, Glowpoint supports customers around the world with 24/7 managed services that allow business professionals to enjoy "in-the-same-room" intimacy and cost savings. To see a video-in-the-cloud demonstration, and to learn more about how cost-effective and easy telepresence and video conferencing can be for your business, please visit

About BrightCom – BrightCom video and telepresence conferencing solutions aid businesses in gaining more value with real-time collaboration and natural communication. With unique integrated data and video conferencing solutions, BrightCom offers a wide range of options with Lumina Telepresence and ClearView Video Conferencing to connect people and content from home offices, mobile devices, desktops or conference rooms. To learn more about BrightCom’s unique 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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