GCI launches upgraded cloud-based managed video conferencing service

September 30, 2016

Platform increases flexibility and reduces costs for business customers

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Today GCI announced significant upgrades to GCI Managed Video Conferencing, and customers can now virtually collaborate using a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device without being tethered to conference room hardware. 

GCI’s flexible, cloud-based service will allow customers to connect without the restrictions of room-based video conferencing hardware. Users can still enjoy the benefits of high-definition video, screen sharing and 24/7 customer support.

“GCI launched this service to meet the demands of today’s increasingly mobile workforce,” said Martin Cary, senior vice president and general manager of GCI Business. “With managed video conferencing, our customers can connect with colleagues and clients anytime, anywhere and with a variety of devices.”   

Traditional room-based video conferencing systems can be expensive while also limiting where calls can be made. GCI’s upgraded service has a pay-per-use option, making it highly scalable without restricting calls to others users. Additional features and benefits include:

  • Secure access via the internet or dedicated connections
  • High-quality HD video with screen- and data-sharing support 
  • Flexible bandwidth use, depending on user requirements and network performance
  • Support for any device (room system, PC, mobile, tablet) from any location

“Video conferencing on the go is critical for enterprise customers to conduct meetings, clinics to connect with specialty doctors, and schools to provide distance learning opportunities,” said Cary. “GCI has been providing managed video conferencing service for more than a decade, and we provide a variety of options that meet our customers’ needs.”

For more information on GCI’s Managed Video offering visit, https://www.gci.com/business/nw/services/managed-video-conferencing

About GCI

GCI delivers communication and technology services in the consumer and business markets. Headquartered in Alaska with additional locations in the U.S., GCI has delivered services for more than 35 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com.