Arkadin and Blue Jeans Network Join Forces to Take Cloud-Based Video Collaboration to New Global Heights

Any Device, Any Platform Connectivity Options Remove Complexity for an Effortless Video Experience

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) - Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and worldwide leader in Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions, and Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video collaboration and interactive event services, are joining forces to meet surging global demand for easy, accessible face-to-face communications. Blue Jeans provided by Arkadin® removes the most common obstacles to video conferencing, opening the technology to millions of businesses globally who consider it a vital workplace requirement. Through simple, one-click access anyone can meet virtually from any device, any location and any endpoint, without the need for expensive hardware.

"Cloud-based video conferencing that is device, location and platform independent is an industry game changer as it removes the complexity, interoperability, and up-front cost challenges that have traditionally slowed wide-scale adoption," says Ira M. Weinstein, Senior Analyst and Partner, Wainhouse Research. "The strategic partnership between these two fast growing, highly agile firms has yielded a service offering that is not only cost effective, but also fully supported by a field-proven global provider. We expect this combination to be of interest to many enterprises worldwide."

"It's all about a great user experience. The interoperability and flexibility of the Blue Jeans service will appeal to businesses interested in video conferencing for boosting productivity at all levels of their organisations," says Thomas Valantin, Managing Director of Arkadin. "This is a highly strategic partnership that will advance Arkadin's vision for being a true one-stop shop for all our customers' collaboration needs."

"Arkadin's large global footprint and strong local presence give us tremendous leverage for taking video conferencing further into the mainstream," says Stu Aaron, CCO of Blue Jeans Network. "Our shared vision for full interoperability between systems, fast scalable deployments and emphasis on customer success offers customers greater ROI and paves the way for more integrated partnership opportunities between our companies."

Blue Jeans provided by Arkadin can bridge up to 100 attendees and enable them to easily chat, share content, and view each other with perfect clarity. The robust platform offers simple scheduling and other administrative features. It also has a service intelligence tool for IT administrators via the command center feature that provides real time metrics for measuring utilisation and performance.

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About Blue Jeans Network
At Blue Jeans Network, we aim to bring great minds together to meet, share ideas and reach all audiences through the power of video collaboration. By making video communication easy, secure and scalable, our customers can make online conversations, meetings and events personal again. Blue Jeans' cloud-based platform has taken video into the mainstream, giving thought leaders in business, entertainment, media, and sports the power to interact face-to-face with anyone, anywhere.

About Arkadin
Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers in the world. Our collection of market-leading audio/web/video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions enable enjoyable collaboration experiences that are essential to success in a digitally connected global workplace. As an NTT Communications company, our services are delivered in the cloud and backed by a cutting-edge infrastructure for premium service quality. Over 37,000 customers spanning the largest global enterprises to small businesses are supported locally in 19 languages through our network of 56 operations centers in 33 countries. For more information:

Blue Jeans provided by Arkadin offers simple, one-click access for meeting virtually from any device, location and endpoint, without the need for expensive hardware.