(SAN MATEO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 20, 2014) RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of cloud business communications solutions, announced that UrtheCast — the world’s first Ultra HD full color video feed of Earth, streamed from space in near real-time — has selected RingCentral’s scalable and mobile-friendly cloud-based communications system to unify 80+ employees in four offices.
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, UrtheCast is the first of its kind to use Earth Observation technology to give anyone with an Internet connection unprecedented footage of the Earth’s changing landscape. The groundbreaking nature of this work has led to quick growth and rapid physical expansion. When the company moved into new offices, it became evident that their legacy on-premise phone systems would not meet their growing needs. Now, RingCentral Office provides UrtheCast with a flexible and scalable communication system.
“When we expanded from two to four offices and needed to unify our phone system, we knew that a cloud-based solution was the right way to move forward,” said Alvin Punzalan, a member of the IT staff at UrtheCast. “With RingCentral, we centralized our communications solution for all four offices.”
UrtheCast regularly hires new employees, each with individual communication needs. While UrtheCast’s previous solution took one or two days to add a new user to the system, with RingCentral they can add a user instantaneously using the RingCentral mobile app. Once an employee is added, they have the ability to adjust their personal preferences as they see fit.
“We are setting high standards for our customer service, much like I’ve experienced firsthand with RingCentral,” said Punzalan. “UrtheCast also strives to provide a positive customer experience that echoes the same caliber of service. The commitment that both companies have to customer service is great synergy.”
To learn more about the RingCentral Office solution that combines voice, fax, text, conferencing and HD video meetings into a single, unified platform in the cloud, visit www.ringcentral.com. Follow RingCentral on Facebook at facebook.com/ringcentral and Twitter at twitter.com/ringcentral.
About UrtheCast Corp.
UrtheCast Corp. is a Vancouver-based technology company that is developing the world’s first Ultra HD video feed of Earth, streamed from space in full color. Working with renowned aerospace partners from across the globe, UrtheCast has built, launched, installed, and will soon operate two cameras on the Russian segment of the ISS. Video and still image data captured by the cameras will be downlinked to ground stations across the planet and displayed on the UrtheCast web platform, or distributed directly to exclusive partners and customers. UrtheCast’s cameras will provide Ultra HD video and still imagery of Earth that will allow for monitoring of the environment, humanitarian relief, social events, agricultural land, etc. Common shares of UrtheCast trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange as ticker ‘UR’. For more information visit our website at urthecast.com.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud-based business communications solutions. Easier to manage and more flexible than on-premises communications systems, RingCentral’s cloud solution meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces, while eliminating the expense and complications of on-premises traditional hardware-based systems and software. RingCentral is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif.
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SOURCE: RingCentral, Inc. , Copyright Business Wire 2014