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Huntington Beach, CA, United States, 2011/04/06 - BrightCom is offering business travelers stranded from the FAA mandated inspections of Boeing 737s a conduit to connect with co-workers, partners and customers through integrated video and real-time interactive data conferencing - BrightCom.com.
BrightCom, the performance leader in integrated video conferencing and telepresence announced today that it is offering its integrated video and data conferencing solutions to aid business travelers as an alternative option to air travel. In light of the recent emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines jet that caused Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration to mandate inspections of older Boeing 737 air planes, BrightCom officers believe that telepresence and video conferencing systems will allow businesses to continue operations and productivity from the ground.
Last weekend, Southwest Airlines canceled over 600 flights due to a ruptured fuselage and cracking of aluminum skins in one Boeing 737. The newly required inspections will occur on over 500 older Boeing 737 aircraft around the world and will ground over 150 airplanes to be inspected after every 500 flights causing a strain on air travel.
The video conferencing and telepresence industry has touted its benefits for business travelers to use live video communication as a way to minimize the need for air and ground travel. The systems provide instant connection for employees, partners and customers to speak face to face while being present in different locations.
According to Bob McCandless, CEO of BrightCom,“Many of our customers avoid traveling whether it is across continents or across the 405 in Los Angeles, California; however we have also seen that they are using video conferencing in addition to continuing businesses travel for their executives or employees. They find that BrightCom's integrated video and data conferencing allows them to sustain relationships and work on documents with their contacts between visits as well as in lieu of physical travel.”
BrightCom's software based, integrated video conferencing provides HD face to face communication side by side with interactive data collaboration, allowing users to cooperatively share, draw on and save documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, presentations and more. High resolution images and video clips can be shared as well with low bandwidth requirements.
As air travel continues to be limited in number of flights, Mr. McCandless predicts that more businesses will understand how video conferencing can aid their operations.
“While these recent inspections will obviously help travelers fly more safely, it is important for businesses to have backup strategies in cases of emergency and that is something BrightCom can help with,” stated Mr. McCandless.
For more information about telepresence and video conferencing, please contact BrightCom at 877-483-9737 or visit BrightCom online at brightcom.com.
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 BrightCom.com.