Boston, MA, March 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- OmniPresence, Inc., the leading provider of integrated high definition videoconferencing solutions, and LifeSize Communications, the global leader in high definition video communications, joined forces recently to connect WAAF Boston Radio personalities Greg Hill and Lyndon Byers (LB, formerly with the Boston Bruins) with the rest of their Hill-man Morning Show team during Super Bowl XLII. Broadcasting from the NFL Media Center in Phoenix the week prior to the big game, Greg and LB were connected via a high definition video conference back to their radio studio in Boston. This is the first time this technology has been used in such a manner, enabling remote radio personalities to visually communicate with their producers and colleagues during a live radio broadcast.
"Even though we were nearly 3,000 miles away at the NFL Media Center in Phoenix , it felt like we were right in the studio in Boston. I was blown away by how cool it was to be able to signal our producers with visual cues, as opposed to trying to work out some sort of verbal cue. This made the broadcast run much more smoothly and left time to focus on the important stuff - talking about the Superbowl!", stated Greg Hill of WAAF.
“With the LifeSize technology from Omnipresence, I was able to interact visually with the staff at the station, and that led to just plain better radio. If your business contact is improved by visual interaction, and whose isn't, then you need to use this technology. Before Phoenix, I would have thought 'what's the difference between getting on the phone or being able to see who I am talking to'. After this experience, I would never do a remote broadcast again without video conferencing from Omnipresence."
Dan Hofferty, V.P. of Sales for OmniPresence, attended this event with Tim Hill, CTO and co-founder of OmniPresence. “This was an exciting experience for us, being the only company in our field using HD videoconferencing from the NFL Media Center at Super Bowl XLII. Our normal business enables people to get their work done when separated by thousands of miles, or to “go there without being there”. Using high definition videoconferencing to connect radio personalities back to their studio is not a typical usage scenario for us, but it really shows how versatile the technology really is”, said Dan Hofferty.
High definition video delivers a rich, interactive experience, with clear images, fluid motion and rich audio that makes you feel like you are having a face to face conversation without having to travel. OmniPresence integrates High Definition LifeSize equipment into their conferencing solutions, enabling people to meet “Face-to-face” at a distance. In today’s business world, HD Videoconferencing solutions from OmniPresence helps companies reduce travel; get their products quicker to market and be more competitive; improve the quality of life for their employees; and meet their “Go Green” initiatives by reducing their carbon footprint. Any way you look at it, the results are positive.
OmniPresence is a leading global provider of affordable collaboration solutions that enable organizations to reduce travel costs while increasing productivity. OmniPresence utilizes its technological expertise to design leading-edge enterprise conferencing solutions for small to large businesses and educational, medical, and government institutions. Founded in 2002 by veterans of the videoconferencing industry, OmniPresence demystifies the complexities associated with the vast array of technology choices available on the market today. Every solution OmniPresence designs and implements meets the highest standards for Ease-of-Use, Reliability, and Overall Value.
OmniPresence is headquartered in historic Marlborough, Massachusetts, just minutes west of Boston.
For more information about OmniPresence, visit http://www.omnipresence.com, or call 508-229-0040.
About LifeSize Communications
LifeSize is the first company to develop and deliver high definition video communications products. Founded in 2003 by industry veterans and was named “Videoconferencing Company of the Year” in 2007 by Videoconferencing Insight. LifeSize’s award-winning solutions combine exceptional quality, user simplicity and administrator manageability to make video communications a productive, true-to-life experience. LifeSize is headquartered in Austin, TX with subsidiaries in Europe and Asia Pacific, and a network of channel partners reaching more than 80 countries.
For additional information or to request a live product demonstration, visit the LifeSize Web site at www.lifesize.com or call 1.877.LIFESIZE in North America, 008000 999 09 799 in Europe, and +852 8239 3695 in APAC.