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by Michael J. Shapiro | December 21, 2011

 Travel technology provider Sabre will incorporate tools from Glowpoint, a videoconferencing services supplier, into its Sabre Virtual Meetings platform. Sabre Virtual Meetings, which will provide a way to find, reserve and connect public and corporate-owned videoconferencing rooms, will incorporate Glowpoint's OpenVideo cloud, a web-based solution for services such as video bridging, helpdesk functionality and business-to-business video calls. Essentially, the partnership allows Sabre to offer cloud-based services through the platform, which won't require any video infrastructure on customer networks. "Glowpoint's scheduling and cloud-managed video services will make it easier for users to connect inter- and intra-company video conferencing rooms," said Sabre Virtual Meetings general manager Jeremy Stubbs, "thereby driving higher adoption and use of existing assets." The two companies aim to increase the use of corporate-owned videoconferencing technology among their customers, and also will develop management and monitoring services through Sabre Virtual Meetings to ensure the reliability and performance of the videoconferencing rooms. Sabre plans to roll out the virtual meetings system in the first half of 2012, through travel management companies and directly with corporations.