Tely Labs Helps Not-for-Profit CECI Keep Multi-National Projects on Track with Affordable, Easy-to-Use Video Conferencing

Redwood City, Calif.– July 16, 2014 – Tely Labs, the leader in simple, secure and affordable video conferencing systems, today announced not-for-profit organization CECI  implemented its telyHD Pro video conferencing systems to connect team members of multi-national projects. CECI focuses on economic development, food security, emergency response and gender equality in developing areas of the world. Since it was founded in 1958, the organization has improved the lives of 25 million disadvantaged people in 19 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Central and South America.

Collaboration between the organization’s headquarters in Montreal and its directors in various corners of the globe is critical to successful project management. Tracking dozens of ongoing projects in partnership with more than 150 organizations – including Unicef, USAID and the World Bank – is an international logistical challenge for CECI. Additional challenges that had prevented CECI from taking advantage of video communications include limited bandwidth in rural and isolated locations, and the technical skills required to set up and use traditional videoconferencing technology.

CECI required a solution that was easy to setup and use, and affordable. The organization found its answer in Tely Labs’s video conferencing appliance and cloud-based service. After seeing promising results early on, the organization has outfitted meeting rooms in it Canadian headquarters and in locations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Maximizing the cost-effectiveness of telyHD Pro, CECI takes advantage of the telyCloud™ bundled service from Tely Labs, providing cloud-based multi-party video conferencing and content sharing. “This is a great value to us,” said Stéphane Brillant, information technology manager at CECI. “With telyHD Pro and telyCloud, regular planning calls with regional directors are more interactive – participants engage more deeply with each other than they did before simply because they can see each other clearly. CECI directors around the world can join multi-party video calls and become part of a group dynamic that’s happening between several meeting rooms on three different continents.”

More information about the telyHD Pro is available at

About CECI CECI is involved in projects in 18 countries worldwide, in the areas of humanitarian aid, development and volunteer cooperation. We recently carried out humanitarian aid projects in Haiti, Guatemala, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines as well as in the Sahel due to the food crisis in Niger, Mali and Senegal. After responding to the immediate emergency, we implement livelihoods recovery and reconstruction projects, and we maintain ongoing development activities that considerably strengthen and accelerate the ability of communities to return to their regular activities.

About Tely Labs Founded in 2010, Tely Labs is a pioneer in simple, secure and affordable video communication and collaboration systems that fundamentally change the way people communicate. Tely Labs is dedicated to bringing video conferencing to every meeting room, remote office and healthcare facility – simply, securely and affordably. Learn more at

Laura Franzese
Trainer Communications

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