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Zoom to Reach Over 1 Million Users in Australia

Zoom's Cloud Meeting Solution Captures Distance Education Market

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/14 -- Gartner "Cool Vendor" Zoom [www.zoom.us], the cloud meeting company, today announced that Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has joined over 1,400 other educational institutions that use Zoom for video conferencing, Web meetings, and mobile collaboration.

AARNet provides high-performing Internet and other communications services, such as Zoom, to Australia's universities, research organizations, schools, vocational training providers, and cultural institutions. Through AARNet, Zoom has the potential to reach over 1 million end-users who access AARNet's network and services for teaching, learning, and research.

"Zoom has the potential to revolutionize the way that academics and researchers work together across traditional boundaries, such as organizational groupings, technology platforms, and geographical locations. We chose Zoom after an in-depth evaluation process that included requirements such as mobility, compatibility, reliability, scalability, and advanced underlying technologies. We were looking for a video platform that was full-featured but easy to use and affordable. Zoom ticked all the boxes and we're excited to offer Zoom to researchers and educators throughout Australia," said Jamie Sunderland, director of product solutions for AARNet.

Educational institutions around the world are increasingly choosing Zoom thanks to several factors:

  • Highest quality HD video, audio, and screen-sharing across mobile, tablet, desktop and room systems;
  • Screen-sharing, whiteboarding, and annotation features make learning more interactive;
  • Numerous use-cases. For example, students learn at their own pace by reviewing recorded sessions (in MP4 or M4A format) or meeting with teachers during virtual office hours.

"Zoom's partnership with AARNet is a great example of what can be achieved as higher education incorporates advanced cloud services into their IT infrastructure," said Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom. "We are proud to raise the bar for cloud video conferencing, providing quality, ease-of-use, and affordability to colleges and universities everywhere."

See Zoom's education solution live at ISTE, June 28 to July 1 in Atlanta, Ga., booth No. 1854.

For more information, please visit AARNet+ Zoom

About Zoom
Zoom, the cloud meeting company, unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings and mobile collaboration into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio and screen-sharing experience across Windows PC, Mac, iOS, Android, telephones, H.323/SIP room systems, and ZoomPresence. More than 20,000 businesses worldwide meet over Zoom. Zoom is a privately held company headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit zoom.us or follow us @zoom_us.

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