London Bridge Hotel Chooses VC-NET Videoconferencing Solution

By Vc-net, PRNE
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hotel Sector Embraces Affordable Video Technology

LONDON, February 2, 2011 - The latest sector to take advantage of VC-NET's affordable video
conferencing solutions is the hotel and leisure industry, with the
independent 4-star boutique London Bridge Hotel leading the way in its choice of video
conferencing to enhance its banqueting and conference offering. The
facilities will be available from 14th February 2011.

VC-NET - - is a video conferencing, network and
managed services specialist. Founded in 2002, VC-NET today provides its
innovative market leading video products and collaboration services to global
enterprises across multiple vertical sectors including leading brands such as
Jimmy Choo and Balfour Beattie.

Situated in the Borough of Southwark, the hotel's heritage dates back to
Roman times and many of the archaeological finds unearthed during the hotel's
development are with the Museum of London. However, as General Manager Nick
explains, the hotel intends to be at the forefront of technology and
is leading the way in its use of IP technology:

"Providing guests with simple ISDN technology is no longer sufficient. To
differentiate our offering we now have impressive but easy to use video
conferencing in all of our conference and meeting rooms. We also offer the
latest audio-visual equipment and complimentary wi-fi access. As an
independent hotel we have to manage our budget effectively and VC-NET
surprised us with a very affordable yet state of the art HD solution."

The Polycom DSX 700 solution which VC-NET provides means that users can
experience the benefits of high definition (HD) video conferencing. Advanced
HD video technology offers smooth, natural motion and sharp clear images for
outstanding video. It offers flexible, cost-effective, high definition
communications from low bandwidth - a perfect solution for a small to
medium-sized environment.

Executive Chairman of VC-NET, Chris Wade, comments: "Given the
international nature of its business and its focus on green issues, the hotel
and leisure industry is well positioned to take advantage of affordable video
conferencing solutions. The technology has progressed significantly and now
offers a real, viable and cost effective alternative to face to face
meetings. HD video conferencing is at the heart of this, dispelling many of
the old myths of poor quality."

One of the most exciting trends is towards a managed video conferencing
solution. Businesses are realising that video conferencing is an essential
business service that is easily outsourced in the same way that you outsource
your payroll services. For example, VC-NET can take an existing, or newly
purchased video system and register it to their Booked or Reservationless
bridging service. This gives the customer self service or assisted bridged
calls, to an unlimited number of endpoints.

Video conferencing is now suitable for board meetings, C level meetings,
global recruitment, education and collaboration across all industries -
removing travel down time and travel costs. Furthermore, because VC-NET is
accredited with all market leading video equipment manufacturers, it can
create the best possible video conference solution for customers.

At the core of its network VC-NET has implemented a number of
infrastructure products to offer clients the ability to roll out management,
reporting and gateway and bridging services without the need for expensive
on-site hardware or having to worry about scaling issues.

Video conferencing makes it easy to connect with people anywhere in the
world, making for example a CEO interview or company-wide announcement feel
more personal. Staff can put a face to a name and a voice, and convey their
message in the way they intend to.

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London Bridge Hotel combines cool and contemporary accommodation with the
buzz of the city. Situated in the heart of the historic and thriving Borough
of Southwark, London Bridge Hotel provides the perfect setting off point to
enjoy all the attractions of the capital and the River Thames.

With 138 stylish rooms and suites, perfect for both leisure and business
guests alike, bold interiors and modern furnishings combine to create a
comfortable and relaxing setting. Three luxury apartments are also available,
each offering two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and spacious
living/dining room.

Press enquiries for VC-NET

Contact VC-net's UK Press Office: Katie King, Zoodikers Consulting Ltd -
Email: Tel: +44(0)1892-520123 or +44(0)7525-727288

Press enquiries for London Bridge Hotel

Media Contacts: Melanie Childs / Sue Lowry, Magellan PR, Tel:
+44(0)1483-570-804, Email:, Web Address:, TwitterAddress: @MagellanPR, Find us on Facebook!

Press enquiries for VC-NET: Contact VC-net's UK Press Office: Katie King, Zoodikers Consulting Ltd - Email: katie at Tel: +44(0)1892-520123 or +44(0)7525-727288; Press enquiries for London Bridge Hotel: Media Contacts: Melanie Childs / Sue Lowry, Magellan PR, Tel:
+44(0)1483-570-804, Email: firstname at, TwitterAddress: at MagellanPR, Find us on Facebook!

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