The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2002-06-12T17:01:00Z Vantage Systems (Vantage) and Global Videoconferencing Technologies (GVT) Announce Merger 2002-06-12T17:01:00Z vantage-systems-vantage-and-global-videoconferencing-technologies-gvt-announce-merger Recent trends in the United States and Europe have recorded strong growth in voice, video and data collaboration. Australia is predictably following suit as the unique business benefits of virtual conferencing are embraced. With more than 11 years of combined experience in complex voice, video and data deployments, VantageGVT is uniquely positioned to lead the market in virtual conferencing solutions. CEO Mark Buckley remarks, Im constantly surprised by the fact that many Australian companies do not have a clearly defined strategy on conferencing. As a result many companies waste money and opportunities because they are not maximising the power of all the resources they possess. Our vision is simple. Vantage-GVT is fully committed to creating solutions and assisting companies to link up their powerful human assets more effectively. Vantage and GVT have been respectful competitors for many years and together hold the most exhaustive customer base in the country. Their respective market positions are solidified through the exceptional levels of service and support they offer with the joining of the two companies building further critical mass. This translates into unprecedented product, service, and support for their customers throughout Asia Pacific. As the largest collaboration organisation in Australasia, their focus is to maintain leading edge collaboration services for enterprise customers through best of breed products and breakthrough services. The new VantageGVT has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Gold Coast, and New Zealand providing an infrastructure and investment unmatched in the virtual conferencing industry. About Vantage () Vantage was established in 1995, and is now one of the largest specialists in conferencing in this country. Vantage is a privately owned Australian company and was formed in response to a growing acceptance and need for the use of collaborative technologies as a valuable business strategy. Their mission is to provide world-class voice, video and data collaboration solutions that extend the power and impact of business communications. About GVT () GVT was formed in January 1998 and operates nationally. They were awarded PictureTel/Polycom Reseller of the Year in 2001, a position earned through practical experience and successful implementations in market segments such as manufacturing, legal/judicial, health, finance and education.