|San Mateo, CA, Business Wire -- Business owners across South East Asia who need desktop videoconferencing now need to look no further than to Avistar Communications (Nasdaq:AVSR), a leader in unified visual communications solutions and ESCO Audio Visual, the leading audio visual and videoconferencing distributor and reseller in nine Asian countries.
Under the partnership announced today, ESCO Audio Visual will be the sole distributor of the award-winning Avistar C3TM desktop videoconferencing in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and India, and will be a reseller in Singapore and Hong Kong.
To introduce Avistar C3 to its customer base, ESCO Audio Visual will host informational seminars at its world headquarters in Singapore on 27 April 2009.
Darren Innes, General Manager, Worldwide Sales of Avistar, said, ''ESCO Audio Visual was referred to us by one of our clients, a world renowned financial services firm, and together with another partner, CityIS, this deepens Avistar’s presence in the Asian market. With ESCO Audio Visual’s network in nine countries, Avistar C3 desktop videoconferencing will be immediately available to organizations that need that last important element of unified communications – video – to eliminate miscommunication that often occurs with email, instant messaging and the telephone.''
''Technology has made the world a smaller place, but until we had Avistar C3 desktop videoconferencing, communication still could present problems as people talked across cities, across continents and through different cultural lenses. Our customers in the Asian markets demand the best-in-class technology that can take some of the pain away from miscommunications and unrealized expectations. Avistar desktop videoconferencing not only makes our communication around the world more ‘human’, but also it brings people together quickly for impromptu conversations as well as large corporate meetings, both of which are critical in maintaining corporate culture and implementing corporate directives,'' said Angeline Tan, General Manager, Esco. ''In that sense, partnering with Avistar was the only clear choice to help our customers navigate their unified communications needs on the desktop.''
ESCO Audio Visual -- www.esco.com.sg
ESCO Audio Visual is part of the ESCO group, a leading audio visual specialist with regional offices and dealer networks providing professional consultancy, turnkey installation, integration services and audio-visual products in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam and Korea. Established in 1989, ESCO Audio Visual was instrumental in the successful implementation of some of the region’s most sophisticated and state-of-the art audio visual projects.
Avistar Communications Corporation - www.avistar.com
Avistar (Nasdaq:AVSR) is an innovation leader in the unified visual communications industry, providing proven business-class desktop videoconferencing technology. Avistar's installations include more than 100,000 committed desktop seats worldwide, bringing together business users anytime and anyplace. Companies such as IBM, Sony, LifeSize and Polycom use Avistar technology to power their unified communications solutions. Avistar also works with leading channel partners and resellers including Jenne Distributors, CityIS, ESCO Audio Visual and AVI-SPL in more than 40 countries.