OTTAWA, Ont. (Nov. 14, 2012)—Headquartered in Canada’s Northwest Territories and with multiple locations across Canada, Discovery Air (TSX: DA.A) has geographically dispersed locations that posed challenges when it came to intra-company collaboration. To solve those problems and improve the ability of staff in various locations to collaborate, Discovery Air selected Magor’s Visual Collaboration WorkSpace.
Discovery Air’s services range from airborne training to the military, air ambulance and fire services, helicopter operations, fixed-wing air charter services and maintenance and repair services. The nature of Discovery Air’s services demands that the company collaborate effectively among its offices spread out across Canada.
As a result, Discovery Air needed a collaboration solution that enabled a natural way for people to work together by supporting video, sharing of desktops and applications, ad hoc sessions and an easy-to-use interface. By choosing Magor’s Visual Collaboration WorkSpace, Discovery Air’s leadership team improved interactions among locations by removing distance barriers.
Chris Austin, vice president of information technology at Discovery Air, envisioned a new approach to providing the geographically dispersed management team with a solution that would enable them to interact naturally when they needed to discuss and share information easily. After comparing multiple solutions, Austin concluded that Magor’s high video quality; low bandwidth consumption and excellent visual collaboration functionality surpassed those of all other solutions.
“Collaborating with Magor is easy. Anyone can grab the mouse, key in data and everyone sees the updates instantaneously,” said Austin. “We don’t have to pass control from one person to another. It’s seamless and easy, and every person who sees the document can take control if they need to.”
“Discovery Air needed the collaborative experience to be as true to face-to-face as possible,” said Ken Davison, chief marketing officer at Magor. “With our software, they not only see colleagues’ body language and the expressions on their faces but also share various data sources concurrently as they become relevant to the conversation, removing latency in decision-making and enhancing productivity.”
Austin applauded the system’s reliability, commenting that Magor’s Visual Collaboration WorkSpace allowed the Discovery Air team to stay seamlessly connected with a vibrant picture from beginning to end, keeping their visual conversations uninterrupted and personable.
Discovery Air’s visual collaboration solution was delivered via Scalar Decisions, one of Magor’s key technology partners.
“We are excited about our continually growing relationship with Magor,” said Scalar Decisions President Paul Kerr. “Magor’s high-performance visual collaboration platform is disruptive to the market and provides significant value in delivering a highly satisfactory visual collaboration experience.”
About Discovery Air and its subsidiaries
Discovery Air Inc. is a Canadian specialty aviation company, operating over 160 aircraft with approximately 850 team members. Its subsidiaries provide airborne training to the Canadian military; air ambulance services; airborne fire services; helicopter operations; fixed-wing air charter services; expediting and logistics support; and a range of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and certification services. www.discoveryair.com
Magor enables people to engage in high-quality visual conversations while simultaneously sharing, viewing and editing relevant collaborative material on desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphone applications, whiteboards and other devices. Magor fits any workflow so that users have the freedom to work together naturally anytime, regardless of location, network or device. To find out more about Magor Corporation (TSX-V: MCC), visit our website at http://www.magorcorp.com.
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