Profile: Premiere Global Services Inc (PGI.N)
Premiere Global Services, Inc. (PGi), incorporated in 1991, offers its virtual meeting solutions in the cloud, with a software as a service (SaaS), model. The Company’s cloud-based solutions deliver multi-point, real-time virtual collaboration using video, voice and file sharing technologies. PGi solutions are available through desktops, tablets or mobile devices. It hosts its solutions on its secure, enterprise-class platforms that are located around the world in its server and network operations centers and in third-party colocation facilities. The Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The integrated network of cloud-based platforms supports its software and a variety of third-party applications. Its solutions are used for all forms of meetings, from events, such as investor relations presentations and training sessions, to smaller meetings, such as sales planning, project management and ad hoc meetings. In January 2011, the Company launched its iMeet solution. In February 2011, the Company launched its GlobalMeet solution. Effective September 4, 2013, Premier Global Services Inc acquired ACT Teleconferencing Inc, a provider of teleconferencing services. In December 2013, Premiere Global Services Inc acquired Via-Vox Limited, trading under the name Powwownow.
iMeet solution offers secure, Web-based video conferencing to enable people to meet face-to-face online. iMeet gives users their own personal meeting room online that combines Web-based video conferencing and visual audio conferencing with social networking and file sharing. iMeet enables up to 15 people to connect face-to-face online, without software downloads or incremental hardware investments beyond a standard webcam. Meeting guests can connect to iMeet through their desktop, tablet or mobile device.
GlobalMeet solution offers integrated conference calling and Web conferencing services to businesses. GlobalMeet enables up to 125 users to connect using their webcam and a traditional telephone. GlobalMeet users can schedule, start and manage audio and Web conference calls from their desktop or mobile device and connects meeting participants automatically, without the need for dial-in numbers and passcodes. Users can transition from an audio conference call into a Web collaboration session with the click of a button. GlobalMeet offers screen sharing, application sharing, white boarding, polling, chat and other traditional Web conferencing features.
The Company’s ReadyConference audio conferencing suite of enterprise-class audio conferencing services includes automated conferencing, global conferencing with approximately 140 access points and operator-assisted event conferencing. These services are available around the world and are scalable for businesses of every size.
The Company competes with ACT Teleconferencing, Inc., Arkadin, Inc., AT&T Inc., BT Group plc., France Telecom S.A., Global Crossing Limited, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, TELUS Corporation, Verizon Communications, Inc., AdobeConnect, Cisco WebEx Meeting Center, Citrix GoToMeeting, IBM Lotus Sametime, Microsoft Lync., Google+ and Google Voice, ooVoo and Skype, Facebook and Huddle, Salesforce.com, Inc. and Jive Software, Inc.
Premiere Global Services Inc
The Terminus Building
Suite 1000, 3280 Peachtree Road,
ATLANTA GA 30305