Tuesday, 22 January 2019



Your Corporate Branding Site - Free



10 Areas to Check before buying a Virtual Meeting Room

Monday, 7 January 2019


10 simple questions to ask to get the best for your company

10 Areas to Check before buying a Virtual Meeting Room


What is a virtual meeting room?

Thursday, 3 January 2019


What is a Virtual Meeting Room and why are they crucial to todays fast moving businesses?


Finance Teams the opportunity to cut cost, increase productivity and increase the momentum in your organisation was never so easy to achieve with one simple initiative

Wednesday, 2 January 2019


Finance Teams the opportunity to cut cost, increase productivity and increase the momentum in your organisation was never so easy to achieve with one simple initiative


12 Reason IT teams like Virtual Meeting Rooms

Wednesday, 2 January 2019


A simple list of practical reasons why virtual meeting rooms are a strategic and tactical initiative for 2019.


virtual-meeting rooms and how they help businesses collaborate

Tuesday, 1 January 2019


2019 and True Collaboration will give your team or Business an edge, find out Why its important, What is involved, How to get there. 



Extend Microsoft skype for Business to any device and platform for face to face meetings

Thursday, 27 December 2018


Extend Skype for Business to supplirs, partners, customers and contractors with any device or platform


Pexip Cloud Close Platform

Thursday, 27 December 2018


The new Close Platform YouTube Channel 

Short videos on why the Close platform may well suit you

Take a look


True Collaboration the golden circle of why what and how to get there

Sunday, 23 December 2018


True Collaboration beyond the firewall

Many companies have not got there, are locked in behind the IT firewall

And struggle to collaborate with partners, suppliers, customers and contractors to innovate

Without innovation they face their markets being disrupted by others 

How to avoid that with true collaboration tries to signpost the steps referencing Deloitte Global Human Capital Report 

and Harvard Business Reviews Book "on collaboration"


How to extract yourself from a price war

Sunday, 23 December 2018


Customers demand solutions and your in a low margin price war, here's how to use collaboration to extract yourself


True Collaboration the why, how and what you need to do

Thursday, 13 December 2018


True Collaboration the why, how and what you need to do 

The Golden Circle Approach to True Collaboration, Why, How and What you do

Monday, 10 December 2018


Close Launch


Close Launch

Monday, 10 December 2018


Close Launch


Scalable True Collaboration with a Pexip based Cloud Solution

Monday, 10 December 2018


Scalable True Collaboration with a Pexip based Cloud Solution can only be achieved with the right platform ingredients.


7 Skills your Leadership should have to drive true collaboration

Monday, 10 December 2018


Have your leadership been selected for Social Intelligence?

Have you equipped them with a 5D communication edge to succeed?

Monday, 10 December 2018


The Journey from audio conferencing and web conferencing to Skype for Business and what we call 3D communication falls short of True Collaboration.

Here are 10 simple questions to pose yourself or your organisation to see if you've fallen short.


Harvard Business Review Collaboration Summary for todays socially intelligent managers

Monday, 3 December 2018


Chapter 1 in the Harvard Busines Review On Collaboration - The rise of the Socially Intelligent Manager


Close Global Pexip Cloud Meetings on the Azure Global Network

Monday, 3 December 2018


Close Global Pexip Cloud Meetings on the Azure Global Network


5D Communication Face to Face Meetings from any device or platform with no downloads or plugins

Monday, 3 December 2018


5D Communication Face to Face Meetings from any device or platform with no downloads or plugins


Click to Join from iOS and Safari

Monday, 26 November 2018


New Click to Join from iOS, No APP required.

Click to Join


Frictionless Meetings 68 requirements your business should have

Sunday, 25 November 2018


Frictionless meetings require a whole lot more than just end user benefits

Frictionless meetings mean you have to deliver a whole lot more than end user benefits



Tuesday, 20 November 2018


Freemium virtal meeting rooms from close

The full blog guide


Microsoft Face to face meetings from any device and any platform

Monday, 19 November 2018


Want to move to Microsoft True Collaboration?

Here is the art of the possible, face to face meetings from any device and any platform


Selling Virtual Meeting Rooms 10 things to consider / check

Monday, 19 November 2018


10 Key things to consider when looking at your options

From Marketing our Own Brand, to The Commission or Margin, How easy it is to market & sell.

We cover the Top 10 areas we think you should explore


Extend Skype for Business Face to Face Meetings to any platform

Monday, 19 November 2018


We chart the journey of a Typical Skype for Business deployment from Internal Collaboration to External Any Device Any platform Collaboration - OR True Collaboration.

Its amazing how many organisations still have not extended Skype for Business to its True Collaboration potential

Extend Skype for Business to any device or Platform


Close Announces Browser Access from Safari on iOS

Monday, 19 November 2018


Close are pleased to announce Browser access from Safari on iOS

Andy Rawl, Close Product Manager Commented:

We are passionate about the "no downloads" "no plugins" message and Safari on iOS removes the last barrier.    

With Android we have had this for some years, however, now Apple have webRTC enabled in Safari on iOS its the same "click to Join" experience for all our customers. 

You can still join via any Video App Skype for Business, Pexip, whatever takes your fancy.


Drag Video units into Skype For Business meetings using native Drag and drop.

Thursday, 15 November 2018


Drag Video units into Skype For Business meetings using native Drag and drop.


Microsoft Meetings extended to any device or platform

Thursday, 15 November 2018


Learn how to extend Skype for Business to revolutionise your productivity


Increase your Skype For Business ROI

Friday, 9 November 2018


Many Finance Directors still question whether they have got all the Business Case benefits by investing in Skype for Business.

However, There is a way to Extend Skype For Business to True Collaboration and challenge Business Travel

Read the Blog to see how 5D communication can get you to a place with better productivity, lower costs and better business decisions getting made faster.

Increase the ROI from your Skype for Business investment


You have Skype for Business you wish to extend face to face meetings to any device and any platform.

Saturday, 3 November 2018


You have Skype for Business you wish to extend face to face meetings to any device and any platform.

True Collaboration - top 10 tips for Skype for Business


The Journey to True Collaboration for Skype for Business users

Thursday, 1 November 2018


Microsoft Skype for Business Users Typically are somewhere along the 4 Stage Journey to True Collaboration

Where are you?

Extend Skype For Business for Face to Face Meetings to any device or platform


Legal company slashes costs, consolidates suppliers and upgrade meetings in one move

Monday, 29 October 2018


Simple Legal company case study 

- Cut suppliers 

- Cut costs 

- Introduce one supplier for Audio, Video and Skype for Business call whether seperate or combined calls

- Enabled you business users to connect to any device or platform a customer might have 

Short video below


Face to Face Meetings without the travel cost or time burnt in travelling

Monday, 29 October 2018


We want the emotional intelligence gained from face to face meetings!

However, we dont want the hassle and cost of the travel associated or the time it absorbs.

We have created a simple video that shows a typical customer issue, connecting different team members with different devices.

Face to Face meetings without travel, cost or stress


True collaboration without travel and stress

Monday, 29 October 2018


Many companies sit there wondering how to get their company and teams moving faster.

TRUE COLLABORATION ends that puzzle.

Sounds ironic but its a return to Face to Face meetings without the travel and stress

Watch the video!

True Collaboration, What is it and how do you get there?


Extend Microsoft Face to Face Meetings

Monday, 29 October 2018


Watch the video on how Close extend Microsoft from an internal communication tool 

To a powerful any device, any platform external tool

FINALLY connect to suppliers, contractors, partners or customers on any device or platform from within skype for business


Freemium - Premium Virtual Room launched

Monday, 29 October 2018


Close launch Freemium

Unlike "plugiin based competition" Close offer their PREMIUM product free for IT professionals to test advanced use cases.

See the video

Freemium Launched


Microsoft True Collaboration

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Microsoft True Collaboration 

- No plugins

- No new workflows 

- Native connectivity answers from Close


Microsoft True Collaboration

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Why would you not extend the most powerful internal collaboration tool and turn it into a True Collaboration platform?


- Native Microsoft Features

- No addIns or Plugins

- No new user workflows 

3 powerful advantages of Close


Close Legal Company Case Study

Tuesday, 16 October 2018


Legal Company saves 40% on Audio, links Skype for Business to video and opens up collaboration

Close secures legal company and 5 wins in one fell swoop, delivering:

1. Branded Audio conferencing service 

2. Seamless Audio and Video escalation

3. Payasyougo per minute savings on 40% versus BT Conferencing

4. Connect Skype for Business to legacy Video Units 

5. Future proof collaboration with customers, suppliers and partners from any device and platform


Connect 2018 Key Takeaways

Friday, 28 September 2018


Microsoft state their mission to boost productivity and remove space, culture and technology silos that hinder.

Whilst logitech demonstrate a doubling of face to face meetings in 2 years cutting voice only communication in favour of face to face meetings on any device.


Connecting your devices: Can you connect your teams, face to face, from wherever they are, without the travel?

Wednesday, 12 September 2018


Today's workplace managers have a real problem - connecting their teams together, regardless of the device they are using, wherever they are.

Close helps to connect any device and any platform, making this easier than you may think:


The connected workplace: How Close helps productivity to reign in the modern workplace

Friday, 7 September 2018


Workplace Silos - A thing of the past or do they still exist within your organisation?

Learn how you can make Workplace Silos a thing of the past:


READ HOW TO connect your current visual communications to your suppliers, partners and customers.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018


Face-to-face communication, from any device and any platform, opens up the opportunity to decrease the travel and external meetings budget. Why is this?

Find out: https:/


DISCOVER HOW TO remove the siloed nature of face-to-face video meetings

Friday, 24 August 2018


Companies today want to collaborate face to face without the travel. Why?

Find out:


New Reseller Toolkits Launched for Sales and Marketing

Saturday, 31 March 2018


These toolkits help resellers to scale sales and enquiries 

The new Sales Toolkit

The New Reseller marketing toolkit

All toolkits are offered in Close and reseller branding


Close brings out aggressive audio dial in rates, new screen share and audio functionality

Saturday, 31 March 2018


We have added Screenshare and audio access to eliminate the need for clients to have a supplier for both services

This is combined with a new global audio service upgrade to 30 countries.

These two services pre empt the full scale April introduction of new products with low price points.


Close Global today launched it Global pay as you go audio service

Thursday, 1 March 2018


Click here to see the new countries added and Pay As You go rates

Close launches expanded Global Audio Service


What is 3D communication

Friday, 16 February 2018


What is 3D communication

How do you get your message across 60,000 times faster?

Still using audio conferences and email?

Still travelling to meetings?


Download the White Paper - The connected organisation and how to drive teamwork, productivity through better communication tools

Friday, 16 February 2018


Better Communication Tools - Download the White Paper

Drive Better Business decisions

Cut Travel costs 

Increase Teamwork


10 advantages of 5D Visual Communication

Friday, 16 February 2018


The Connected Organisation - 10 powerful advantages - have you got them?

Productivity, Teamwork, Faster Decisions, Better Decisions they are all in reach with 5D Any Device Any platform communication


Close move the Face to Face communication bar

Sunday, 11 February 2018


Download the White Paper

Close launch 3D video based meetings, face to face communication with all your senses engaged.

Without the travel, cost and time loss of "travel to" face to face meetings. 

3D communication hearing, seeing and senses message and audiences for faster understanding

4D communication the same 3D communication with the added benefit of any device access

5D communication,  any platform access.  

Give your people the ease of any device access

The "must have" 5D communication tools - Top 10 charecteristics


Close Video Meetings from any Device - launch Drag and Drop

Sunday, 4 February 2018


Drag Video Units into Skype for Business meetings

Connect Skype for Business users with video equipment without changing the Microsoft users experience.

Sweat the investment in both assets


Close Video Meetings from any device or platform with Pexip

Sunday, 4 February 2018


Cloud video meetings from any device with Pexip

5D video meetings allowing face to face connectivity with huge productivity gains.

Give your team a lift


Close Pexip Gateway with Fusion

Sunday, 4 February 2018


Close Gateway with Pexip Fusion

Gateway Services open Skype for Business native experience with face to face meetings and content sharing with Video units


Close Launch 5D communication drive with a new website

Friday, 5 January 2018

Close sees 5D as leading the way for small and large business to get competitive fast:

  • Increasing Productivity
  • Increase the speed of input from key players into key decisions
  • Making better business decisions, faster, together.  

If you want to transform your business, look at what you need, it's not a huge budget!


Close launches new web 2.0 site

Friday, 5 January 2018


Wednesday 3rd January saw the launch of the new Close website.

Co-Founder Simon Hunt said excitedly, 'This is a highly customer-centric site; whether you are in a particular role, vertical market or just trying to solve tactical communication upgrades, this site has something for you.'


Close launches Sales and Marketing toolkit on Tech Data's site

Wednesday, 27 December 2017


Full Sales and Marketing Toolkit launched

As part of a substantial drive across 22,000 resellers in Europe, Tech Data's Vmeet Vision site has been upgraded.

The new site carries the complete armoury of Sales and Marketing Tools developed with Tech Data.

Tech Data Announce TD Maverick Global expansion


5D communication and what it means for Close customers

Tuesday, 26 December 2017


Why are companies striving for 5d communication

Close outlines why companies such as Google and Arup prize 3D and 5D communication.


Close unleashes 5D communication - how does that help companies and collaboration?

Monday, 11 December 2017


Recently there has been an explosion in Desktop Visual Collaboration, with Wainhouse reporting:

  • Desktop Visual Collaboration users 2013 = 38m
  • Desktop Visual Collaboration users 2016 = 237m

Source: Wainhouse Research

Find out how 5D communication will increase that growth by adding more flexibility to large and small businesses alike.


Windows 10 edge video interoperability and Firefox screen share - released

Thursday, 30 November 2017



Windows 10 Edge video interoperability - screenshare next


You can now connect using edge without flash or a client through the browser

Firefox Screen share


You can now share content in Firefox browser sessions 

These are two great new features which are to be joined in the New Year by huge leaps forward.


50 Million Meeting Rooms - 2.5% of which are true collaboration rooms - transform them easily

Sunday, 26 November 2017


Whether you have:-

  • A large Format Display/Screen 
  • A Surface Hub
  • A Skype Rooms System

Turn your Meeting Rooms into true Collaboration Rooms.

Where team members can connnect quickly to any video enabled equipment or device

Turn Meeting Rooms to Collaboration Rooms - 3 suggestions and 9 huge benefits


Close launches Tech Data UK

Thursday, 23 November 2017


The first of 9 Countries are live, the UK.

The UK will be followed by:

  • Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland 
  • Spain, Portugal, Eire and Italy 

This product deployment represents three "first's" for the Tech Data Maverick team: 

  • Their first StreamOne product 
  • Their first Cloud Collaboration product 
  • The first Vision Cloud based product - Vision Vmeet 

Close secures Tech Data deal

Close Integrates with Stream One - Online Marketplace

Close rolls out Tech Data Phase 1


Close Signs New 3 Year deal with Pexip

Friday, 17 November 2017


On Monday the 13th Close renewed their Strategic Partnership with Pexip a key component of the Close Platform.

Simon Hunt Commenting said

"Pexip have in 16 releases to date, defined the Interoperability Space"  

"We deploy Pexip in the Azure Cloud as of November 1st which gives us two powerful partners"

New 3 Year Deal delivers 3 powerfull upgrades


Close launches the Vmeet Tech Data brand on StreamOne

Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Close launches the Vmeet tech data brand on StreamOne

The UK were the first market to launch Vmeet their Virtual Meeting Spaces product on StreamOne.

Giles Houston Close Sales Director commented: these are huge 1st's for Close and TD Maverick.

The Uk is the 1st of 9 countries to go live in Europe.


Close Global Moves to the Azure network after extensive testing

Friday, 3 November 2017


Azure Network

We are delighted to announce we are now on the Azure Data Centre network.

The plan is to extend our reach in three phases:

- Global Network 1 - With three data centres in October

- Global Network 2 - With 12 data centres globally

- Global Network 3 - with Q1 Sovereign data countries as volume demands 

See more details in the link


Close secures Microsoft Funding

Thursday, 2 November 2017


Close secures Microsoft bizspark-plus-funding

Close secures Microsoft Funding 

Simon Hunt "We are delighted to be awarded this support from such a significant organisation"

The initial funding will support 

- A full Datawarehouse Development 

- Global Data Centre coverage


Connect Your Team

Thursday, 2 November 2017


How Do I connect My Team Effectively?

Answer: With Virtual Meeting Spaces 

1 Click and you connect 

From Devices your Familiar with 


Business Use Cases

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Connect flexible workers visually, removing the distance and disconnect 

Connect Offices with or without video equipment 

Interview from any video enabled device and record meetings

Collect and stream meetings saving PR budget studio hours 

Connect teams with a mouse click, increasing engagement whilst boosting productivity


IT Use Cases

Sunday, 8 October 2017


IT Use Cases

Open up Video units without bridging costs - save upto 90%

Connect Offices with or Without Video equipment 

Connect your Collection of IT

Connect Meeting Rooms to Video equpment, Video enabled browsers, Video APP's,Skype for Business and if neccessary audio guests


Microsoft Use Cases

Sunday, 8 October 2017


Extend Skype for Business to any video enabled equipment Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, Desktop video enabled browsers, Laptops, Video App's or audio attendee

Microsoft Use Cases

Surface Hub to Video units Cisco,Polycom, Lifesize.

Skype oom system to Video units Cisco,Polycom, Lifesize.


Skype for Business Connector

Friday, 6 October 2017


Close launches Connector for Skype for Business

- Connector connects Skype for Business users to Video equipment, Destop Video enabled browsers, Video Enabled App's, Audio attendees

- Designed to make life simple Connector keeps the users in familiar Microsoft tools

- However, it allows them to connect to devices, systems, app's outside Microsoft 

- Useful if you are a Microsoft Skype for Business user wishing to connect to suppliers, contractors, partners or customers who could have anything

Primary Functions 

- Schedule and external meeting in Outlook, Sending invites anyone can join from regardless of Video equipment, Destop Video enabled browsers, Video Enabled App's, Audio attendees 

- Launch a Skype for Business Meeting within outlook with one click, could it be easier?


- Extend the reach of Microsoft Skype for Business 

- Keep the Experience familiar 

- Share content across platforms and devices

4 Primary Business Advantages 

- Get faster input into decisions from disparate groups

- Make Better Business Decisions Faster, Together 

- Ramp up Productivity and Team member engagement 

- Keep your team / meeting guests on devices they are familiar with, drive fast adoption


Skype For Business Connector

Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Skype for Business Connector

Extend your Skype for Business to:

.... Video equipment ....Cisco,Polycom,Lifesize etc

.....Video enabled browsers Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE,Opera

.....Video App’s Jabber, Real Presence, Spark, Pexip


Connect to Customers , Suppliers, Partners and Contractors who could have anything

Use familiar Microsoft tools to schedule the meeting, launch the meeting both in Outlook

Host the meeting in Skype for Business or Any browser

Launch the call in a single click within Outlook


Microsoft Teams incorporating Skype for Business - Slack and Spark had better watch out However, is there more? What's Vmeet from Tech Data offer?

Sunday, 1 October 2017


Microsoft Announce Skype for Business to be incorporated in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams incorporating Skype for Business - Slack and Spark had better watch out However, is there more? What's Vmeet from Tech Data offer?

A huge move for Microsoft however, what else is going on in the world of Microsoft and Tech Data?


Outlook Start a meeting in Skype for Business or Browser from within Outlook

Sunday, 3 September 2017


Microsoft Use Cases

A Simple process for 

- scheduling a meeting with any device or platform*, video equipment can join by SIP or H323, Browsers can join in a click, Other Skype for Business users by entering the SIP address in outlook as a contact email or audio callers can dial in.  

- Launching a Meeting is a click in outlook on the Outlook add-in meeting launch button. A Click launches Skype for Business or your default browser depending which is open.


- Microsoft users can connect beyond Microsoft to video equipment , camera enabled desktop browsers, Video APPs for a fully visual meeting, share content, record or stream the meeting.

- Faster input into decisions, Better Business Decisions - faster,together

- Enhanced profductivity 


Close takes on arkadin

Saturday, 2 September 2017


Close takes on arkadin

Close announce the expanded audio capability of 50 country coverage to allow those customers to join a visual meeting if they are without camera's, bandwidth or simply traveling.

Announcing the move Simon Hunt co-founder of close said, "its a natural extension of our platform offering."   

We are customer centric and believe in offering all types of access to deliver fast effective meetings.


Close takes on Intercall

Saturday, 2 September 2017


Intercall challenger Close

Close announce the expanded audio capability of 50 country coverage to allow those customers to join a visual meeting if they are without camera's, bandwidth or simply traveling.

Announcing the move Simon Hunt co-founder of close said, "its a natural extension of our platform offering."   

We are customer centric and believe in offering all types of access to deliver fast effective meetings.



Saturday, 2 September 2017


Collaboration Rooms

Close announce the new range of collaboration rooms

Designed for todays business connecting offices, open up meeting rooms, removing the distance between flexible workers.

Meet face to face, share content that people comprehend 60,000 times faster, get 4 times better retention rates than audio conferencing. 

collaboration rooms


Transform meeting rooms into collaboration rooms

Thursday, 31 August 2017


Transform meeting rooms into collaboration rooms

Google turned every* meeting room into a collaboration room


Visual collaboration they proved had three dramatic impacts on their business

1. They could get faster input from key subject experts to important decisions

2. They could make better decisions, faster, together.

3. They dramatically increased productivity

Why is that important? Every 1% increase in global productivity is worth £500bn and they wanted that benefit.

How does visual collaboration benefit decision making?

Your brain process visual images 60,000 times faster than the written word, therefore Visual Meetings are faster, shorter and get more people on the same page

Scientist have shown that you remember 10-20% of what you passively listened to on a conference call*, however you remember 70-80% of what you visually consumed.


Skype Room System connect and interoperate with Video equipment, share content, record or simply meet

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


skype room system and interoperability to video

The new Skype Rooms Systems and how to connect your video equipment seamlessly

One of 6 Microsoft use cases from Close

Get input into decisions faster, make better business decisions whilst increasing productivity, three compelling reasons to use close meeting spaces today.


New referral system

Monday, 17 April 2017


Referral link

Introduce leads and we'll close them and reward you.

10% for the life of the deal.


Surface hub visual connectivity to video units with a Compass Gateway

Monday, 3 April 2017



Sweat your Surface Hub and connect it to Video units easily 

Use standard Microsoft user journeys to increase adoption and make both investments work for you

Click here to organise a demonstration


Surface hub to video unit, video app or browser in minutes, get your productivity upgrade today

Monday, 3 April 2017


Surface Hub to connectivity stack with ease using the Compass Business Gateway

Book a demo to see how easy it is to extend your surface hub to video units, video app's or browsers 

extend visual collaboration beyond the Surface hub and Skype for Business

Cut your travel miles, increase your productivity and grab back that all important diary time

Sharing content and recording between platforms makes the whole collaboration experience a pleasure

Upgrade today


Extend Skype for Business to video units, video APP's or browsers easily

Monday, 3 April 2017


Extend your skype for business return on investment

Connecting Skype for Business to video units, browsers, video APP's for Visual Collaboration is easy with a Compass Business Gateway

- share content 

- Record or stream the meeting 

Click the link for more details


Connect Skype or Business to Video units easily without complex processes and huge expense

Monday, 3 April 2017


Connect Skype for Business connect to legacy video units

Your Skype for Business investment is significant and extending its reach to include:

- internal Video units

- external video units

Connect the two easily using our Compass Business Gateway  

Click the link for more details


Upgrade your collection of i.t by connecting them together

Sunday, 2 April 2017


Upgrade your collection of IT by connecting them together

No need to buy loads of the same brand of hardware to get compatibility 

Connect what you have and upgrade to Visual Communication in the same initiative

Your stakeholders will gain from an immediate uplift in productivity, morale, employee engagement and teamwork.

You will gain from a "visible IT initiative that will benefit the whole company"


Team Leaders, Managers, Leaders grow your team productivity with this new toolkit

Sunday, 2 April 2017


head of department, team leaders and managers add a business meeting gateway to your toolset and see productivity fly

Want to be clearer and faster with your message!

Connect visually and get a 60,000 X upgrade to the speed of comprehension of your message

(the brain processes pictures and images 60,000 times faster than words)

Connect visually and get a 4 X upgrade in the "message retention" of your key messages 7 days later

(content from audio calls, 10-20% remembered, visual interaction 70-80% remembered)


Instant Pr and Communications upgrade with a business meetings gateway

Sunday, 2 April 2017


The easy public relations or communications recording or streaming upgrade

Collect contentr from every business meeting or interview

Remove expensive studio costs 

Edit by streaming the content to a webcasting service 

Or simply stream to Youtube

A click of a mouse and your recording


Increased training flexibility business meetings gateway

Friday, 31 March 2017


Upgrade with remote access for guests and attendees from Skype for business, video units, video Apps, and browsers

Upgrade your training events flexibility for guests and attendees, full visual access from:

- Skype for business

- Video units

- Video App's 

- Browsers

Coupled with content sharing across all four platforms, the ability to record sessions with the click of a mouse.


Interviewing Candidates efficiently can be a challenge, take the stress away, show colleagues the shortlisted recording of the interview

Friday, 31 March 2017


Interviewing and recording easily

How to interview and record meetings whilst speeding up the hiring process

What to try it?


Flexible working without the distance and disconnect

Friday, 31 March 2017


Grow flexible working without adding distance

Flexible working is becoming the norm, however it adds disttance beteen team members

Remove that distance, connect just like you were all in the same office 

Learn how


Grow flexible working but bring the company closer

Friday, 31 March 2017


Grow your flexible working

Flexible working with todays technology and commuting strains is becoming the norm

Attracting key employees and get the best out of them means working differently

Gone are the days of the 3 hour drive in peak traffic to get to the 9am meeting


Open Meeting Rooms up to external attendees on Skype, Skype for Business, Browsers,video units, video apps or just audio

Friday, 31 March 2017


Turn meeting rooms into collaboration rooms with minimum expense

Your meeting rooms could already have an AV panel and WiFi

Your investment to turn them into collaboration rooms is a compass room to connect to the outside world and a room sized camera


Open Video Units to talk to the rest of your IT

Friday, 31 March 2017


Connect Video units to browsers, Skype for Business, Video APP's or audio

Why handicap your investment 

Why limit your connectivity 

With a software based video bridge there's no huge capital expense or business case justification


Save 90% on video bridging hardware

Friday, 31 March 2017


Save 90% on video bridging hardware

Why blow the budget on hardware

For a fraction of the cost you can connect your video units with ease


10 Ways to Upgrade your team or organisation

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Why let your competition gain an advantage?

Why not get a productivity upgrade

Wainhouse Research surveyed 4700 users of Visual Collaboration and the results were:

94% Made Gains in efficiencies and productivity

88% Gained an immediate positive impact on decision making

87% Made gains in decision making speed


Skype Drag and Drop

Saturday, 11 March 2017


Skype For Business Drag and Drop

Add a Video unit to a Skype for Business call seamlessly 

Simply drag a Business Meeting Gateway (Outlook contact into the call)

Simple instructions read here


60,000 to 1 - The speed of understanding advantage you get from Visual Pictorial Communication V written word

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

60,000 to 1

That's an advantage you cannot hand to any competitor

To be outgunned that much?

Google / Logitech they get it - do you?

Have you been left behind?


4 Fold Message Retention Upgrade

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Today's organisations need to take a leaf out of Googles Book - Every Meeting Room has visual collaboration screens

They understand the 4 Fold increase UPGRADE  in message retention, Getting Through to Employees, Partners, Customers, and Suppliers has never been more important.


67% of Managers survey (7,000 across EMEA) stating they struggled or failed to establish a Business Performance Culture

53% of employees LOST PRODUCTIVITY when they went to the office

53% wouldn't recommend their own employer


ISE 2017 Launches Close Global the new brand

Tuesday, 7 February 2017


ISE 2017 New Collaboration Brand Close Global

Today February 8th sees the Formal launch of the new Brand Close.Global

- Our true North to improve productivity through visual communication using our COMPaaS platform

- The Compass Platform is powered by Industry innovators Pexip and Twilio amoungst others

We are also proud to Showcase the Close Index which measures the Impact Visual Collaboration has on

- Productivity, Employee engagement and Leadership "line of sight" with their management teams and employees

The Close Index will be presented on the Tech Data Maverick Stand Wednesday 8th 12:20 Hall 5 Stand U35

See you there


Training a four fold upgrade

Monday, 6 February 2017


Consider a four fold upgrade to your training retention and flexibility

A business meeting gateway can deliver: 

- Savings

- A dramatic increased in flexibility

- More options with Busines unit connectivity

- Better post training 121 follow up


HR Organisational Design Thinking - Use Case 1 - HD Engagement

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Employee engagement is a key issue in today's business worl

- Contract staff 

- Project focused teams 

- Flexible working

- Globalisation

All of these challenge traditional management styles, connecting with and to your team.

There is simply nothing that is more important.

Connecting visually at the click of a mouse, to any video enabled device gives you that key upgrade

- Connect to team members instantly

- Cut meeting times

- Increase 121 connectivity frequencies

A business Meeting Gateway gives you HD connectivity and screen sharing plus that all important 4 fold upgrade with visual Interaction over audio.


HR Organisational Design Thinking - Use Case 1 - HD Interviewing

Sunday, 5 February 2017


Interviewing in Full High Definition

HR - In your organisational design thinking look at the Four Fold Upgrade you can achieve to aid:

- Leadership Engagement 

- Team Enagement 

- Collaboaration 

- Managing a collection of teams

Transform the agility of your organisation - Make Better Business Deisions Faster


COMPaaS Platform as a Service

Sunday, 5 February 2017


COMPaaS - Platform as a Service

COM - Communication

PaaS - Platform as a Service 

The Platform surfaces for Partners Resellers and Customers as an API or White Label Reseller Platform 

Launching your own service in 24 hours is not bad as a Go To Market timescale

Surprise your competiton and delight your customers


CEO Why Get Closer

Sunday, 29 January 2017


Get Closer

Regain that Everyone in the Office tight knit team feeling 

Even Though you have flexible Working, globally dispersed teams and technology adding distance 

Reconnect Visually for that 4 fold "Message Retention Upgrade" over audio


Pexip As a Cloud Service - The COMPaaS Platform

Saturday, 28 January 2017


Pexip as a Cloud Service - The COMPaaS Platform

Release 14 heralds a new era in Screen sharing with a new standard VBSS video based screen sharing.

Video based screen sharing is exactly that real time data sharing , not as in some solutions, picture refreshes.

This standard is the same as that adopted by Microsoft's Skype For Business service.


Pexip As a Cloud Service - The COMPaaS Platform

Saturday, 28 January 2017


Pexip as a Cloud Service - The COMPaaS Platform

Release 14 heralds a new era in Screen sharing with a new standard VBSS video based screen sharing.

Video based screen sharing is exactly that real time data sharing , not as in some solutions, picture refreshes.

This standard is the same as that adopted by Microsoft's Skype For Business service.


Cut hourly bridging cost by up to 94%

Saturday, 28 January 2017


Cut Video Bridging Costs

Add flexibility to your video / visual collaboration.

HD Business class meetings via your Business Meeting Gateway

Reduces processes and increase the return from your video units/estste


Skype Consumer access to Close Meeting Gateways

Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Skype access to Close Business Meeting Gateway

In a Huge step forward Skype consumer users can access close from the platform they know.

All Close customers automatically benefit from Skype consumer federation.


Skype For Business , Upgrade your Reach to include Video Units

Monday, 23 January 2017


Connect Skype For Business to every video unit

Sweat the assets of Video Investments and Skype for Business 

A Business Meeting Gateway can connect the two easily.

Adoption is fast and the Skype user and Video users user the tools they are familiar with


90% Savings on Hardware based Video Bridging

Monday, 23 January 2017

Software video bridge subscriptions have a number of advantages

Flexibility, adaptability, on demand availability, single click to join processes.

The one not to be overlooked by the CFO, up to 90% cost savings.


Extend your Surface Hub to any video unit, browser or Video App

Sunday, 22 January 2017


Extend your Surface Hub Reach

  • Connect To Video Units
  • Connect to Browser users
  • Connect to Video App's

Expand you collaboration tool, share content in Business Class High Definition


Workplace Business Culture - How to drive a better performance business culture

Saturday, 31 December 2016


Workplace Business Strategy - to increase productivity 

At Close Global we seek to constantly improve the service to our customers and resellers.

To endeavour to meet those needs we constantly reference the latest collaboration and workplace strategy research papers and thought leadership to help foresee and meet/exceed the future needs of the customer.

To read the full papers we recommend:

  • The Stoddart Review - The Workplace Advantage 
  • The Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report by Deloiite
  • The Unified Collaboration Report 2015 by PWC 

They all point to a significant opportunity for todays companies to improve their performance business culture. 

This is something the team at Close Global are determined to help with:

- lifting productivity by 11-18 % so we can compete better Globally

- Bringing teams closer to make better business decisions, faster,together.

For more information on how we can help will be happy to help.


The Office 3.0 - Closer by design

Tuesday, 27 December 2016


The Office 3.0 Business Meeting Gateway

The Business Meeting Gateway is just part of the "Office as an Experience Armoury"

What does it do?

It removes distance from Team members, Suppliers, Partners and Customers.

How does it do that?

You may have already embarked on the journey like many others and invested in Lync or Skype for Business. Enabling your internal team to connect visually, to regain that "Close feeling" of working in a tight knit team.

The Close Business Meeting takes that to a new level, enabling you to connect to any video enabled device or platform.

How does that help?

You can extend the Skype for Business deployment to:

- legacy video equipment

- Browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera with no need for a download 

- Browsers like Internet explorer and Safari with flash 

- Video APP's 

- Other Skype users without federating 

Click here to learn more


The Office 3.0 Introduction - Open up and connect to your team(s)

Monday, 26 December 2016


Close Business Meeting Gateway

Deloitte's Study The Global Human Capital Report showed there were 3 principle trends that had disrupted Business Culture.

- 75% of investors and 87% of Business Leaders believe  strong business culture is important or Very Important

- So if its important what are the three trends causing the issue and how can today's Business leaders combat the effects?

Historically, you could get the team in an office designed so they could work together easily and with good leadership and focus, establish a strong performance business culture. What has changed?  

No 1 - Flexible working introduced distance beteen team members that broke the cohesion of a tight knit team.

No 2 - Technology was a business tool you used in the workplace, now it is the workplace.

No 3 - The Office and the Tools within it have struggled to adapt to recreate that "tight team" high performance business culture

What is changing?

The Office once a product, designed careful to optimise space, where you measured the sqft cost has morphed into, The office as a service, where you decide what services you want and negotiate their cost. However, that has struggled to recreate the close culture which has in turn for people like Google lead to The Office as an Experience that "Adds Value" because it has to, recognising people have a choice, they don't have to work in the office, they can work anywhere!

What is the No1 initiative that can transform the office?

- That recreates that Close Performance Business Culture

- That enables flexible working 

- That recognises the variety of devices and platforms people use

- That Brings people Closer, to make Better Business Decisions, Faster - Welcome The Close Business Meeting Gateway








Flexible Working 2.0 with a Visual Meeting Gateway

Monday, 26 December 2016


Flexible Working Meeting Gateway

Deloitte's Global Human Capital Report 2016 points to flexible working being one of the prime causes of a poor business performance culture.

A business meetings gateway "removes the distance" between flexible workers and:

- The Office

- Team members

- Customers

- Suppliers

- Partners 

Flexible Working 2.0 introduces the High Definition Business Meetings Gateway that removes the distant that caused the cultural issue.

Now you can have High Definition Visual Meetings, share documents, record meetings and have attendees join from

- A browser

- Skype for Business

- Video units

- Video App's

Empower your team to make "Better Business Decisions, Faster, Together.


Internet Explorer Upgraded to a Business Meetings Gateway

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


Internet Explorer Business Meetings Gateway - boost your connectivity

Internet Explorer can now be connected to;-

  • Any video enabled device
  • Any audio enabled device

Upgrade your teamwork today.

Bring the entire organisation closer.


Bring your entire company closer - Scale teamwork, agility and Better Business Decisions,Faster.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


No Capex, No hardware - simply connect to capacity

Why would you burn capital on fast changing technology?

Why would you invest in hardware and limit the scale of your solution?

Performance Business Cultures default to Close Teams with superior teamwork and tools, to "Make Better Business Decisions,Faster,Together" 


Direct Connect your network to your scalable collaboration cloud

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


Direct connect to cloud collaboration with Masergy

Network consistent performance coupled with Cloud scalability

No need for an On Premise Capex and Limitations, simply connect your network to a scalable cloud solution.


I.T Play your Part - Improve your companies business results and culture immediately.10 ways to combat 3 huge changes,today!

Monday, 7 November 2016


Technology, Flexible Working and Smart devices

  • 3bn smart devices 
  • Flexible working 
  • Fast changing Technology

92% of organisations are re-organising, 67% of them are failing to re-establish a high performance business culture.

It needn't be you.


Connecting is Child's play - Is it?

Monday, 7 November 2016


Your grand daughter knows how to connect - do you?

You should get to connecting face to face easily before you get a lesson from your daughter or grand daughter


Skype for Business extend your reach

Monday, 7 November 2016


Skype for Business - how to extend your reach

Optimise your Skype for Business investment 

Do not buy anymore hardware 

Simply connect face to face to any supplier, customer, partner on any video or audio enabled device.

Monday, 7 November 2016


4 Drivers that prevent 67% business leaders creating or maintaining a high performance business culture

Meetonvc Blog 

Taken from Research articles like Deloitte's Global Human Capital Survey 2016

Implications for every Ceo, CIO and Business Leader today

Monday, 7 November 2016


Upgrade your organisation get closer no hardware investment no capex

November Blog 

Tackle the number 1 issue facing companies today - A Broken Performance Business Culture

- The Office doesn't connect to every device, customer, partner, supplier face to face easily

- You spend a fortune moving people about when there is very little need to

- Flexible working has introduced distance between the team and you'd like to to get them back together without all the travel, hassle and expense

- Technology has moved very quickly from a tool in the workplace to become "the workplace"

- And despite 92% of organisations re-organising to adapt, more the 67% have still got a broken business culture!


Masergy Direct Connect to the Close Global Cloud

Sunday, 6 November 2016


Masergy Direct Connect To the Close Global Cloud

Direct connect your network to Meetonvc

Superb quality of service with Masergy's video traffic expertise 

Direct Connect saves:-

- Data Centre server hardware capex

- Time the Masergy network connection is already in place

- just decide how much bandwidth you require


Pexip Cloud Connectivity extend your VPN network and connect direct

Sunday, 6 November 2016


Direct connect your VPN to Pexip

Avoid the capex

Connect your network direct to Pexip's Cloud partner Meetonvc


Direct Connect from close global

Sunday, 6 November 2016


Direct Connect Capex free global business meetings

Cloud business meeting connectivity on your network

- Scale 'bringing your compaby closer" instantly

- No hardware investment

- No bandwidth quality issues - direct connect today!


New Referral System

Sunday, 6 November 2016


Introduce a lead

We like to help your identified opportunities 

Give us a few details so we can identify their challenges ahead of time and meet them pre prepared

We'll keep you informed


Audio Access from 50+ countries now available

Saturday, 5 November 2016


50 Country Audio Access now available

Simply connect to your Business Meetings Gateway by Video, Browser, Skype, Skype for Business, and Browser or Business Video APP.

50 Audio countries now added


Flexible working stay connected to the team, office and decision making

Saturday, 5 November 2016


flexible working business meetings gateway

67% Business leaders struggle to establish and then manage a high performance business culture.


Its not easy, when we were all in the office creating that buzz and believe was so much easier.

Now not everyone is in the office, they're mobile, working from wherever their technology is.

The old tools of email and aidio conferencing just do not help bring the team closer

Its face to face time you need, get it with a Business Meetings Gateway.


New Blog

Friday, 28 October 2016


Blog on "The Workplace"

The new Meetonvc Blog talks to the issues to do with the workplace and how to drive effective teamwork

The blog is contributed to by Thought Leadership authors worldwide.

At the heart of the blogs goal is to give Business Leaders the best communication tools to "Improve their Business Culture through better communication"


New Document Centre Released

Friday, 28 October 2016


New Document Centre

We decided that our customers needed a support centre that was specifically designed for different roles

  • Resellers 
  • Company Owners
  • Meeting Hosts
  • Meeting Guests

The next stage will be multi lingual and brandable support tools


Business Meetings Gateway - Polycom to any Video or Audio Device

Sunday, 23 October 2016


Business Meetings Gateway - Polycom to any Video or Audio device

Business Meeting Gateways Bring people closer - to work more effectively Face to Face 

Extend your Polycom unit to:

  • Video Units - Polycom, Cisco, lifesize and Many More
  • Skype for Business, Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Office 365
  • Browsers, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari
  • Video APP's - Cisco Jabber, Polycom RealPresence and many more
  • Android Google Chome


Business Meetings Gateway Connectivity to Video, Browsers,Skype for Business, Video APP's and Audio

Sunday, 23 October 2016


Business Meetings Gateway - Video Units, Browsers,Skype For Business, Video App's

Business Meeting Gateways Bring people closer - to work more effectively Face to Face 

  • Video Units - Polycom, Cisco, lifesize and Many More
  • Skype for Business, Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Office 365
  • Browsers, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari
  • Video APP's - Cisco Jabber, Polycom RealPresence and many more
  • Android Google Chome 


Flexible Working A Business Meeting Gateway helps bring the entire company Closer

Thursday, 20 October 2016


Flexible Working, A Business Meeting gateway helps Instantly

Find out how you can introduce flexible working in your business, with a meeting gateway.

It helps bring the entire company, partners, customers and suppliers closer.

Motivation, Staff Retention, Hiring, Moral all improve.

Travel time, productivity, diary efficiency gains are huge.


Legal Industry Challenges

Thursday, 20 October 2016


legal industry challenges

What Are the Challenges and can the industry adapt?


The performance business culture is broken

Thursday, 20 October 2016


The performance business culture is broken

What Disrupted it?

How is the modern business adapting?


The Meeting Gateway and what problem it addresses

Thursday, 20 October 2016


The Meeting Gateway and what problem it addresses

The Office is no longer where your team works.

Technology was the work tool and now very much is "the workplace".

Flexible working, Technology, Distance and old tools have presented Businesses with a challenge.

How do we get that Close, High Performance Business Culture back?


Why is Business struggling to create a high performance business culture with old tools

Thursday, 20 October 2016


Why is Business struggling to create a high performance business culture with old tools

The Buzz of the office, that tight knit team, working closer has always been the faster route to a high performance business culture.

Today thats shattered, report after reports saying "a high performance business culture" is Top priority.

However 67% of Business Leaders are struggling to create, drive or maintain one, why?


What is a Gateway and how is it different from WeBex, GoToMeeting, Skype or Hangouts?

Thursday, 20 October 2016


What is a gateway and how is it different from WeBex, GoToMeeting, Skype, Hangouts

Bring your high performance business culture to life, bring your organisation, suppliers, partners and customers closer.

How do we connect the office, mobile workers, suppliers and customers irrespective of their device or tool of choice?


Surface hub Visual Gateway - connect Video Units, Browsers, Skype For Business, Business Video APP's

Thursday, 20 October 2016


Surface Hubs extended reach to Video Units, Browsers, Video App's

Your Customers,Suppliers and Partners could be using anything

Let them connect to you on devices, platforms and tools they have already


Audio Access from over 50 Countries

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Audio Access from 58 Countries

Audio access, unlimited calls

Argentina Australia Austria Bahrain Belgium Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile Colombia Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Republic El Salvador Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hong Kong Hungary Ireland Israel Italy Japan latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Malta Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Norway Panama Peru Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Romania Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland

Turkey United Kingdom, United States


Red – Live Now

Brown – Coming Soon

Black – Request Live in 48 hours


Outlook 2016 Meeting Scheduling Add-in

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Outlook 2016 Easy scheduling and 1 click to launch a call 

Outlook 2016 Easy Meetings

Schedule a call with your Gateway Meeting Room with ease

Allow people to join from a Video, Browser, Skype for Business or Business Video APP

Launch a call in a single Click within Outlook either in your default browser or Skype For Business


10 Reasons - Why a performance Business Culture is the No 1 cause for concern in business today.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


10 Reasons why the Performance Business Culture Fails

Today there are good reasons "the Office" and businesses struggle to get that all important buzz, vital for a high performance business culture

See how Flexible Working and Technology have made "distance" and connectivity an issue.

Get Closer with Virtual Meeting Spaces


Top 3 Factors Hurting a High Performance Business Culture

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Three Business Culture Challenges

Today 87% of Business Leaders see a "Performance Business Culture as Important"

However 67% are failing to create or maintain and drive one.

What are the challenges, can meetonvc help?