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TANDBERG Blows the Dust Off of Videoconferencing


May 16, 2006

New TANDBERG Program Helps Fulfill Video’s Potential for More Productive Organizations

NEW YORK and OSLO, NORWAY, - Ever wonder if anyone ever uses that videoconferencing system sitting in the corner? They will soon, thanks to a new program from TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA.OL), a global leader in visual communication. The TANDBERG Video Usage and Adoption Kit, an online program, drives employee usage of video through awareness, guidance, and training. Developed with extensive customer input, the program is helping organizations to be more productive by including video throughout their communication.

The Usage and Adoption Kit is designed both for companies that have newly embraced video and those that seek to maximize their video investment. TANDBERG solutions have been at the forefront of a technological leap in quality that - along with the pervasiveness of IP networks - have revitalized growth and adoption of video. The new program represents a key step in continuing that momentum.

To illustrate, video systems at Réunica, a major French pension and contingency fund group, had become obsolete and fallen into disuse in the early 1990s. Recently however, the TANDBERG Usage and Adoption Kit has been deployed by Réunica with great effect. All levels of the organization now access the company’s TANDBERG video systems, generating widespread enthusiasm for this “new” way to communicate.

Réunica employees today recognize how easy video is to use and the impact it can make in improving communication and their daily work lives. “We see visual communications as being an important part of the way our multisite organization communicates,” says Jean François Néron of Réunica. “We want to make the most of our investment by ensuring that as many employees as possible are comfortable with using the technology.”

“The new program demonstrates TANDBERG’s commitment to developing meaningful, long-term relationships with our customers and helping them to gain the maximum benefit possible out of their video solutions,” says Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG chief executive officer.

Gaël Chaperon, Marketing Director of Comiris Technologies, a TANDBERG reseller partner, agrees. “The Usage and Adoption Kit provides an excellent way of helping our customers to get started using video,” says Chaperon. “From our experience, this kit is a true differentiator when it comes to comparing vendors"

The Usage & Adoption Kit, which provides a step-by-step guide and support tools, helps users of video-communications equipment to integrate video successfully into their working lives. Already over 400 customers from India to Sweden have successfully implemented the program in beta testing, including TrygVesta, Solvay Group, Madrid Government and Ibermutuamur.

Dave Munn, president and CEO of ITSMA (Information Technology Services Marketing Association) is not surprised at the Kit’s early success. “Education and training are often the keys to companies getting the most out of their technology investments. Video is fast becoming a critical tool for business communication and this is a great way for companies to ensure that their employees get up to speed more quickly and take advantage of the new tools available"

The Usage and Adoption Kit includes video clips that show step-by-step how to increase video use in an organization, a comprehensive video-communications guide and many other easy-to-use tools. The Kit is available in 11 languages.

Access to the Usage & Adoption Kit is available via a link from:

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