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GMS Partners with Acano to Expand Video Conferencing Technology

October 13, 2014

Global Media Services (GMS), an international cross-vendor Unified Communications (UC) provider, is partnering with Acano to bring the products of the British company to markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH region). The full service provider broadened its service portfolio to a highly scalable video conferencing infrastructure and additional UC solutions, according to Telepresence Options. Acano products are ideal for companies seeking to integrate multiple platforms such as Microsoft Lync, Skype, telephony and standards-based audio/video.

Acano provides video conferencing via “Acano CoSpaces,” which are individual virtual meeting rooms. Users can join via web browser, mobile device or traditional UC applications such as Microsoft Lync. Telephony, web conferencing and video conferencing systems are combined in a unified solution. Acano was founded by former Cisco and Tandberg managers. 

“Our new partner provides a great contribution with their offer of enterprise-capable communication performance,” said Tobias Enders, CEO GMS Global Media Services. According to Thomas Nicolaus, General Manager, Central & Eastern Europe at Acano, “In GMS we have gained a strong partner for our solutions. The reasons for our decision were their years of experience in the videoconferencing market and the extensive technical know-how of GMS.”

GMS is growing its technical and commercial competency along with the expansion of technology partners. The company has around 100 internal and external employees and is headquartered in Eschborn, Germany. The newest addition to the GMS executive team is Mr. Thomas Ast, who is a specialist in Audiovisual Media Technology and will oversee the business areas of Conference room technology and Digital Signage. GMS aims to strengthen its market presence in the DACH region and exploit the potential in the growing markets for this technology. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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