The SBA brings you teleconferencing

U.S. Small Business Administration Business Information Centers (BICs) across the nation now offer teleconferencing equipment to small business owners.

The communications equipment, provided by Polycom Inc., allows the BIC in Pittsburgh to teleconference with other BICs, as well as with banks and other institutions with similar technology.

Polycom Inc., which claims to be the global leader in multimedia communication solutions, has installed Viewstation videoconferencing and Soundstation audioconferencing equipment in the Chula Vista, Calif., Wilmington, Del., Lewiston, Maine, and Spokane, Wash. BICs, as well as in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh BIC is in the Riverside Commons building on the North Side.

Officials at the local center say the equipment has arrived, and they are installing it for public use. How to reach:the Pittsburgh region BIC, (412) 322-6441

Francis Aiello