As budgets tighten, the New Zealand Government is seeking greater efficiencies in the operation of its Ministries and Agencies. The Department of Internal Affairs is also encouraging agencies to collaborate more effectively with other Government organisations, and to share infrastructure where possible.
To assist in effective, time-critical collaboration, Asnet Technologies launched VideoNet™ in October 2010 – a fully outsourced Managed Video Conferencing service. With VideoNet™, organisations select from a range of Video Conferencing systems for deployment across their geographic locations. Asnet Technologies then provides a fully managed service, incorporating Internet and ISDN gateways, global address books, remote and fault management, online video training and helpdesk, call reporting, and recording and streaming services – all for a single monthly fee.
Partnering with Polycom®, a world-leader in video conferencing technology, ensures unparalled quality and customer satisfaction. As New Zealand’s only Polycom Platinum Partner and Polycom Infrastructure Certified Service Partner, Asnet Technologies remains the industry leader in video conferencing solutions and innovation, providing a full range of managed services to its clients, which are supported by their highly trained and certified video infrastructure technical engineers.
Asnet Technologies is now launching VideoNet™ Unite. This service offers all subscribing VideoNet™ Government organisations the opportunity to interconnect for no additional charge. All video conferences are hosted in secure Virtual Meeting Rooms that exist in Asnet Technologies’ telehousing facility.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) both of which have multiple international and domestic offices, were the first to adopt VideoNet™ Unite.
Today, Asnet Technologies is by far New Zealand’s largest multi-agency managed video service provider, managing over 700 endpoints, from desktop and meeting rooms to fully integrated boardroom solutions. Many of these are Government agencies which, through VideoNet™ Unite, opens up a great opportunity for increased collaboration and reduced costs for communication and efficient video and content collaboration between these agencies, connecting everyone from Government bodies to Education.