Glowpoint, Inc. , a provider of cloud managed video services, and Sabre Travel Network have announced plans to integrate cloud managed video services into Sabre Virtual Meetings.
Sabre Virtual Meetings provides corporate travel buyers (including travel agencies, corporate travel managers, businesses, government agencies and corporate employees) with a seamless way to find, reserve and connect public and corporate-owned videoconferencing rooms as part of the travel booking process.
Sabre Virtual Meetings will utilize Glowpoint’s OpenVideo cloud to provide users with videoconferencing services such as video bridging, helpdesk and concierge services and business to business calling. Working with Glowpoint, Sabre will offer cloud based services for video, which do not require video infrastructure on the customer’s network or local support.
The goal of the partnership between Glowpoint and Sabre is to increase the adoption and use of corporate-owned videoconferencing solutions within the thousands of business customers that the two partners currently serve, Sabre says.
Sabre and Glowpoint will also develop 24/7 remote monitoring and management services for videoconferencing rooms available through Sabre Virtual Meetings, to ensure that issues affecting the reliability and performance of the rooms are resolved before they impact a meeting.
“A key requirement of videoconferencing is to make it as easy to schedule and utilize as booking travel online, which is why we choose to partner with Sabre, clearly a leader in the travel industry,” said Stephen Vobbe, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Glowpoint.