The company expects to gain from Cisco’s acquisition of a partner.
Video Guidance, an Eden Prairie-based provider of video conferencing systems, is relocating to Bloomington next month.
The company’s new corporate headquarters will be located at the Normandale Lake Office Park and will occupy a 9,000-square-foot space.
Video Guidance, which will gain about a couple thousand square-feet in the move, said the expansion is intended to accommodate the company’s anticipated growth.
The company expects to gain from the recent acquisition of a partner—Norwegian video-conferencing company Tandberg—by San Jose, California-based networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc.
The company also believes that the teleconference industry is “exploding,” with rising fuel costs over the years. More recently, natural disasters like the volcanic eruption in Iceland, which closed down many airports, have also spiked interest in video conferencing, according to the company.
“We received a surge of calls from companies desperate to learn how video conferencing can keep their businesses on schedule,” Michael Werch, president of Video Guidance, said in a statement. “And the advantage went to our already existing customers, whose businesses kept on humming right through the mayhem.”
Designed by Minneapolis-based Edward Farr Architects, Inc., the new facility will feature numerous suites and conference rooms that support high-definition video conferencing. The facility will also include a demonstration lab that will showcase how visual communications integrates with Microsoft’s office communications server technology and with CallManager, a unified communications technology from Cisco.
In addition, a video network operating center will provide Video Guidance’s customers with managed support for the company’s VG Connect conferencing services—an integration of video conferencing tools that combines high-definition video, voice, Web streaming, gateway, and management programs into one service.
Video Guidance is a private company that was founded in 1999. The company reported a 21 percent annual revenue growth during 2008.