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BrightCom Telepresence Monitors Productivity and Greener Operations for Earth Day

The BrightCom Visual Collaboration System provides telepresence and video conferencing meeting metrics displaying statistics for system use and allowing businesses to track productivity and savings in time, costs and energy.

Orange County, CA, April 23, 2011 --( BrightCom, ( the performance leader in integrated telepresence and video conferencing solutions announces improved capabilities for tracking video conferencing metrics and statistics in the Visual Collaboration System. The processor-based, software driven telepresence and video conferencing infrastructure enables businesses to generate graphical data in order to properly monitor the number and duration of meetings. This ability makes it simple for businesses to calculate improvements in productivity and savings in costs and energy.

The BrightCom Visual Collaboration System's administration panel allows managers or administrators to gather metrics regarding meetings and server functions. The VCS can also track meeting information from any conference room consoles including BrightCom Lumina Telepresence and ClearView Video Conferencing as well as any standards based system.

Users are able to export a wide range of meeting information including participant information from the VCS's corporate directory integration, in addition to the number of events and duration. Users can specify a certain date or range of dates to see how many meetings occurred over time and what happened during those meetings. Once the information is exported in a Microsoft Excel file, data is represented in both spreadsheet and graphical formats including charts and line graphs. The data clearly shows meeting frequency and duration providing a record for future tracking and benchmarking.

For many businesses, these metrics can allow managers or administrators to calculate return on investment statistics for their conferencing systems such as rate of productivity and savings in time, travel costs and energy.

According to Bob McCandless, CEO of BrightCom, “It is important for organizations to be able to visualize how much their telepresence systems are helping their operations in order for them understand the value. Tracking meeting metrics is one tiny feature of the VCS, but it shows the amount of work and collaboration a business achieves every day. I think that it is important for businesses to have this incorporated into their conferencing strategy, especially now as we are reminded on Earth Day just how much businesses can do to help the environment.”

In addition to meeting metrics, the BrightCom VCS includes integrated HD video communication with interactive data collaboration allowing users to share, cooperatively edit and save files including documents, high resolution images and video clips. In March, BrightCom announced several new features of the Visual Collaboration System including support for documents with international languages, cross connection with MCU based systems and enhanced support with standards based SIP clients including Cisco/Tandberg, and Polycom.

Video demonstrations of the enhanced telepresence and video conferencing administration panel and directory integration as well as the other new features of BrightCom's VCS can be viewed online at

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

About BrightCom – BrightCom video and telepresence conferencing solutions aid businesses in gaining more value with natural communication and interactive data collaboration. 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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BrightCom, Inc.
Victoria Sauer
5811 McFadden Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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