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VisionsConnected acquires global videoconferencing player Eyenetwork

Amsterdam, 23 February 2015 – VisionsConnected, the provider of cloud-based videoconferencing and Unified Communications, has announced its acquisition of Eyenetwork, one of largest players in the world in the field of public videoconferencing spaces and services. The company has a sizeable international network of loyal customers and partners. Eyenetwork has over 3,500 locations in more than 110 countries where organisations can hire professional videoconferencing or telepresence rooms. The company has been active in this market for over 18 years now. Over this period, its multilingual team of operators have facilitated over 120,000 video meetings. VisionsConnected will finance the acquisition with its own funds. No details about the acquisition price have been disclosed.

The best of both worlds

The acquisition fuses the worlds of Eyenetwork’s public videoconferencing rooms and VisionsConnected’s cloud-based managed videoconferencing services. The new combination creates a network of videoconferencing and telepresence locations that will offer clients the highest possible quality of service provision. Eyenetwork has carved out a strong reputation for itself by investing in its staff, multilingual support and service provision. This has allowed the company to foster strong relations with a large international base of users and service providers. VisionsConnected intends to leverage its technological expertise, service and support to further bolster the capacity of Eyenetwork’s partner network.

Raymond Alves, CEO and founder of VisionsConnected: “This acquisition represents a golden opportunity for us. Eyenetwork is a great company with a huge network of partners and clients. By bundling our forces, we think we can make an even greater impact on the worldwide video collaboration and telepresence market. This acquisition makes us the largest player in this field in one fell swoop. Moreover, Eyenetwork’s culture and mentality are a perfect fit for us. I firmly believe in our joint potential.”

Lisa Honan, Managing Director of Eyenetwork commented: “We are seeing exciting growth in the video conference market, and we know our customers want a broader range of services to help them achieve the full potential of so much great new technology. We have worked with VisionsConnected for many years and greatly admire their growing capability, so the opportunity to join forces was too good to miss. This combination is great news for both our companies, but more importantly it will represent a huge new opportunity for our customers.”

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About VisionsConnected VisionsConnected’s vision is that video and Unified Communications will change the way people collaborate. The VisionsConnected Services have one important focus: offering the ultimate user experience. We ensure that users worldwide can collaborate, where and how they want, and securely. Whether using a smartphone, tablet, videoconferencing or a Unified Communications solution. The VisionsConnected Services vary from connecting hardware and software endpoints, to fully cloud-based video services for a fixed monthly fee.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, VisionsConnected services clients in over 120 countries. It also has offices in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.

VisionsConnected holds a number of certifications from suppliers including Cisco Master ATP, Polycom and LifeSize. More information: VisionsConnected

About Eyenetwork Eyenetwork is the global pioneer that has been offering a ‘first class’ alternative to business travel for almost two decades. We offer a range of services in eight languages to support our clients video conference investment, helping maximise ROI by making video communications easy for all staff to use. From public facility hire, to video bridging, to managed recruitment campaigns all supported by a serious commitment to quality customer service, Eyenetwork is the ‘go to’ video conference service provider with thousands of satisfied customers from over 100 countries. More information: www.eyenetwork.com

For more information VisionsConnected Robert Blaas E-mail: robert.blaas@visionsconnected.com Phone: 020 580 00 905

Whizpr Winnie Silvertand / Marjan Schrader E-mail: visionsconnected@whizpr.nl Phone: 0317 410 483