News | January 17, 2013

Tely Labs Answers The Call With "Umi Rescue" Program For Abandoned Cisco Umi Telepresence Users

Offers AffordableTransition to High Quality Video Conferencing for Home or Small/Medium Business:  Rebates for Umi Users Facing January 31st Service Shut Down

MENLO PARK, CA. – With Cisco Systems’ recent announcement that it is permanently ending the company’s Umi Telepresence service on January 31, Tely Labs − maker of the award-winning telyHD video calling system − today announced it will reach out to Umi Telepresence customers with a special “Umi Rescue” program. Umi Telepresence users are eligible for a $50 rebate for each telyHD, or $100 for each telyHD Business Edition video conferencing solution purchased through February 28th.  Promotion details can be found at www.tely.com/umi-rescue.

“Cisco has proven that it is not easy to build an affordable video conferencing and collaboration solution that truly meets the needs of consumers or small and medium business users,” said Sreekanth Ravi, CEO of Tely Labs. “At Tely Labs, we are completely focused on innovating in this segment and have delivered a game-changing solution that combines simplicity and affordability with a high quality video and audio experience.”

Superior Features and Service for Less

Tely Labs’ telyHD is a Skype Certified device that delivers full HD two-party Skype video calling to conference rooms and living rooms on any standard HDTV. No computer is required. 

The new telyHD Business Edition (BE) adds features including high-quality multi-party video calling, desktop sharing and document collaboration at an affordable price for small and medium businesses. Built on the flexible Android platform and utilizing Tely Labs’ newly-developed Virtual MCU Mesh (VMM) technology, telyHD BE was designed with the advanced capabilities and video quality of an enterprise solution, while improving ease-of-use, simplifying set-up and minimizing operating costs.

Business users can connect up to six locations simultaneously in a multi-party video call with real-time, high quality video and audio. telyHD BE also features an innovative Windows app that enables wireless desktop sharing and document collaboration, making it easy to share a participant’s desktop or any application such as Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDFs and web pages while on a multi-party video call. 

Pricing and Availability

The Tely Labs “Umi Rescue” Program will run through February 28th and may not be combined with any other promotions or offers. Cisco Umi Telepresence users may register for a $50 rebate when they purchase a tely HD for the home or a $100 rebate per location for the telyHD BE solution. The “Umi Rescue” program is only available for customers purchasing directly from the Tely Labs website (www.tely.com/umi-rescue).

telyHD BE is priced at $499 per location which includes the first year of service. After the first year the annual service fee is $199. telyHD is priced at $249 per location, with no ongoing service fees. 

About Tely Labs

Founded in 2010 by the successful entrepreneurial team of Sreekanth Ravi (President and CEO) and Sudhakar Ravi (CTO), Tely Labs is a pioneer in developing simple, affordable next-generation consumer and business video communications systems that fundamentally change the way people around the globe keep in touch. The company's flagship product, telyHD, is built on the Android operating system and delivers full HD Skype video calling to the living room or the conference room on a high-definition TV, along with a growing number of other applications. Tely Labs is based in Menlo Park, California.

Visit us on the web at www.tely.com.

SOURCE: Tely Labs

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