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Press Release -- October 13th, 2011
Source: Enventis
Tags: MPLS, Telepresence, Video

Enventis Launches TelePresence Video Solution

Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Advanced Plus Authorized Technology Partner

                                                                                                                                                                  MANKATO, Minn., Oct. 13, 2011Enventis, a subsidiary of HickoryTech (NASDAQ:HTCO, news, filings), today announces the launch of its TelePresence Video solution, a simplified and unified approach to collaboration. The TelePresence solution integrates the customer network and voice communications system into a full collaboration solution offering high-quality, real-time, life-like virtual meetings.

Enventis, a Cisco Gold Partner,  recently achieved the TelePresence Advanced Plus Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status, having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Advanced Plus level.

"TelePresence Video enables our team to communicate face to face regardless of location, even if they are outside the office or at a job site,” said Penny Gall, Ryan Companies Information Technology Manager and long-time Enventis client. “Its ease of use and integration possibilities with our current unified communications solution make using video as simple as making a phone call while providing a much more personal connection."

The Cisco TelePresence Video Advanced Plus ATP Program is focused on providing a new way of working in which everyone, everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration with TelePresence Video Solutions.  The Enventis TelePresence solution offers a wide range of video services including: assessments, system design, implementation, end user training and Total Care support. Enventis services along with Cisco’s industry leading TelePresence Video products offer businesses a simplified and unified collaboration solution.

"Enventis understands the power of video communications and collaboration to enhance and transform the way a business operates,” said Steve Larson, vice president of Enventis’ Enterprise Integration Services Division.  “As a market leader in deploying business communication solutions, Enventis has embraced TelePresence as a powerful, personalized addition to its collaboration solutions.  As an early adopter of the TelePresence technology across our entire team, we’ve realized the many benefits firsthand including: increased productivity, reduced travel, enhanced work relationships and improved work/life balance.”

For additional commentary on Enventis’ TelePresence launch, view the video here.  Video available at http://goo.gl/Hq0zh.

Enventis, a Master Level, Unified Communications and Gold Certified Cisco Partner, specializes in providing integrated voice, data and network communication solutions to businesses and service providers across the Midwest.  Leveraging its five-state fiber optic network, Enventis also provides IP communications, transport services and MPLS. Enventis is a subsidiary of HickoryTech; NASDAQ: HTCO. To learn more about Enventis and how “We’ll Network That,” visit www.enventis.com.

About HickoryTech
HickoryTech Corporation is a leading communications provider serving business and residential customers in the upper Midwest.  With headquarters in Mankato, Minn., the corporation has 460 employees and an expanded, multi-state fiber network spanning more than 2,750 route miles serving Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.  Enventis provides IP-based voice and data solutions, MPLS networking, data center and managed hosted services and communication systems to businesses across a five-state region.  HickoryTech delivers broadband Internet, Digital TV, voice and data services to businesses and consumers in southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa. HickoryTech trades on the NASDAQ, symbol: HTCO, and is a member of the Russell 2000 Index.  For more information, visit www.hickorytech.com.

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