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Blue Jeans Network, leader in interoperable video conferencing, today celebrated the one-year anniversary of its breakthrough video conferencing solution. In its first year of operation, Blue Jeans connected more than a quarter of a million participants in more than 3,000 cities worldwide to hundreds of thousands of video meetings.

By addressing key inhibitors of widespread video conferencing and providing interoperability, ease of use and affordability, Blue Jeans has tapped a market that is ripe for improvement and appealed to business customers seeking a change in the status quo.

“Our customers have embraced the strong premise of interoperability built on by the Blue Jeans Network,” said Krish Ramakrishnan, CEO of Blue Jeans Network. “Customer acceptance and feedback offer strong validation that we have achieved our goal of making video meetings as easy, open and affordable as audio. We’ve received a lot of accolades and attention for this, but watching our growing customer base span business of all sizes, shapes, geographies and verticals has been the most exciting recognition. “That’s right.

Blue Jeans’ ever-expanding list of customers includes both small and large companies. Recent additions include Facebook, Gawker Media, Match Com, NYSARC, Orchard Brands, Stanford University, and the Sierra Club;

“Blue Jeans removed the frustrating barriers that had previously kept Gawker Media from the significant adoption of video conferencing,” said Doug Faneuil, Chief of Staff, Technology and Products at Gawker Media. “We’d have had one headache after another until we found the Blue Jeans Their solution made it surprisingly easy to bring our employees, partners and consumers together via video. We click on a link, and it just works I really love the product, “That’s right.

Blue Jeans also announced today a $25 million Series C investment led by New Enterprise Associates, including Accel Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. All three investors contributed $23 to Blue Jeans’ previous rounds. $5 million, bringing the total amount raised to $48. $5 million The additional capital will be used to expand sales, marketing and operations to expand the business, to further develop the innovative technology of Blue Jeans and to deliver next-generation experience that will drive the adoption of video conferencing into the mainstream.

The addition of Web Browser access to the Blue Jeans service is also an important new innovation announced today. With this feature, Blue Jeans extends video conferencing to the Web by bringing the browser directly into the video conferencing landscape. The new browser access option, currently available in beta, allows participants to connect to a Blue Jeans meeting with no more than their Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari browser and camera. The new feature is ideal for participants who do not already have, are prevented from using or simply prefer an alternative to any of the third party commercial clients already supported by Blue Jeans. More information on accessing the web browser is available at http://bluejeans Com/works-with a browser

Blue Jeans is the first and only service that allows anyone with a browser and camera to join video meetings with other participants on any combination of H. 323 systems (i) E: E Polycom, Cisco, Sony, LifeSize, etc. Skype, Google, Microsoft Lync or audio connections This broadens the addressable market to more than 2 3 billion people with access to the Internet and a browser

“Blue Jeans’ new browser access option is exactly what we’ve been waiting for!” said Ryan Goodenough, NYSARC Communications Director, Inc. , America’s largest non-profit organization supporting people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families; “It makes it painless for participants to join a video meeting and requires less support from IT to make it work. Great job with Blue Jeans!”

In addition to the browser access option, Blue Jeans is also expanding interoperability to include more commercial clients, with additional support for Cisco Jabber, Cisco TelePresence Systems and native SIP support. Building on one of the company’s key tenants, Blue Jeans remains committed to the agnostic approach of the client, giving users the ability to choose any method they wish to use to join a meeting.

“With all these new capabilities, Blue Jeans is raising the bar for video conferencing services,” said Andrew W. Davis, Senior Partner of Wainhouse Research “Blue Jeans first brought cloud, interoperability, and mobility together into an easy-to-reach service that disrupted the status quo of video conferencing. Now, the industry as a whole is taking notice and, with the addition of browser access, the company is showing how video conferencing can finally become the ubiquitous tool that we have long anticipated. “That’s right.

For more information about Blue Jeans Network or to try the new Blue Jeans browser access option, please visit http://bluejeans. Come on,

Blue Jeans Network

At the Blue Jeans Network, our mission is to make video communications as easy and widespread as audio communications, enabling more effective collaboration at work, at home and on the road. Our cloud-based conferencing service makes this possible by enabling customers to connect with each other seamlessly at any time, anywhere and from virtually any device. The Blue Jeans Network extends high-quality video communications beyond the traditional boundaries of specialized conference rooms and into the mainstream, enabling individuals and employees across the enterprise to interact more effectively with each other and with their customers, partners, suppliers, family and friends. Blue Jeans Network is a private company based in Mountain View, California.

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