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London Bridge Hotel Chooses VC-NET Videoconferencing Solution

03/02/2011 09:22

LONDON, (PRNewswire/

- Hotel Sector Embraces Affordable Video Technology

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 Cowell 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."




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!


Source: VC-NET

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:, TwitterAddress: @MagellanPR, Find us on Facebook!

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