Jenne to Distribute LifeSize's Unity Videoconferencing Series as Well as Applications for Its Sophisticated UVC

Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:30pm EDT

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  LAS VEGAS, NV, Jun 11 (Marketwire) -- 
Jenne, Inc. [InfoComm booth N1417A], a leading value-added distributor of
IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, unified communications, data
networking and IT security products, announced that it has been selected
by LifeSize, a pioneer and world leader in high-definition video
collaboration, to carry its entire line of LifeSize Unity Series HD
videoconferencing solutions. Unity is an affordable, simple-to-install,
plug-and-play video solution that includes everything an end-customer
would need to establish a high quality telepresence for a business --
including the television display -- at an economical price. 

    In addition, Jenne is proud to announce that it will be offering the more
advanced LifeSize UVC Platform (Universal Video Collaboration): a
scalable, single-interface video infrastructure solution. The LifeSize
UVC Platform is the industry's first fully virtualized solution allowing
IT administrators the ability to realize resource savings by allowing
multiple applications to run on a single virtual machine -- saving space,
power and overall IT costs. 

    By adding Unity and UVC to its linecard, Jenne strengthens its presence
as a leading distributor of A/V solutions, while providing a range of
innovative options to meet the individual needs of its reseller partners.
Such varied solutions enable VARs to compete in a variety of market
environments, and to offer products that are purpose-built for end-users
of all sizes and capabilities. The UVC series already is available within
the Jenne Solutions Designer (JSD) platform -- an online tool that allows
resellers to pre-configure and price a multitude of solutions before
purchasing -- and will be available for demonstration at the Jenne booth.
The Unity Series will be available on the JSD platform in the near
future. 

    "By providing the most innovative A/V solutions available on the market
today, we are helping our reseller customers take advantage of a
lucrative and still-emerging market category," said Bill Miller, Senior
Manager of A/V Solutions at Jenne, Inc. "By introducing the Unity Series
and UVC Platform to complement its existing video solutions, LifeSize has
clearly established itself as a leader in providing A/V solutions to
regional SMB offices all the way up to the Fortune 500 enterprise level."

    The Unity Series, which offers several models at different price points,
is an easy-sell for VARs in the SMB market, providing a streamlined
option for smaller companies with a modest amount of IT staff and
resources. In contrast, the higher-end UVC Platform empowers VARs with
the opportunity to proffer integration expertise and ongoing value-added
services such as maintenance and support. As an integrated, virtualized
software platform, UVC consolidates the capabilities of multiple
single-purpose products and makes them instantly available from a common
interface. Also, UVC provides the ability to expand a system with
additional technologies over time as the platform matures to include new
applications, which are due to launch in the near future. LifeSize's UVC
is compatible with VoIP systems from most major manufacturers, making it
easier to expand as an end-user's requirements grow. This helps create
opportunity for VARs to establish long-term upgrade and maintenance
relationships with UVC oriented end-customers. 

    "We are delighted that Jenne sees the tremendous value the LifeSize Unity
and UVC solutions bring to the market," said Sandra Hill, Director of
Channels at LifeSize. "With a committed distribution partner like Jenne,
who understands the challenges resellers face, we are able to better
understand the channel's unique product requirements and develop
innovative solutions that truly meet their needs."

    "Solutions like the UVC Platform, with unique features such as a
consolidated interface and the ability to virtualize the collaboration
architecture, are the future of videoconferencing," Miller continued. "As
A/V solutions and telepresence continues to permeate all sized
organizations, Jenne is very well positioned to help our VARs capitalize
on this momentum." 

    Jenne, Inc. will be spotlighting the LifeSize solutions, including the
new Unity Series and the UVC Platform, at its InfoComm booth [N1417A] in
Las Vegas on June 13 - 15. 

    About Jenne(R)
 Jenne, Inc., headquartered in Avon, Ohio, is a leading
value-added distributor of business telephony, data, audio and video
conferencing, and security technology products, including equipment and
software for the Enterprise and SMB markets. More than 150 major
manufacturers partner with Jenne including Avaya, Aastra, ADTRAN, Bogen,
ClearOne, Extreme Networks, GN Netcom, ICC, LifeSize, Panasonic,
Plantronics, Valcom, and Verint. Jenne is dedicated to tracking emerging
technologies, offering fresh solutions, new equipment and related
applications, accredited training and certification to better serve
dealers and resellers.

    

Contacts: 
Jeff Touzeau
Hummingbird Media, Inc.
(914) 602-2913
jeff@hummingbirdmedia.com

Susan Elder
Jenne, Inc.
(440) 471-3434
selder@jenne.com 

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