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Tom Toperczer
WiredRed Software
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WiredRed Software Announces Support for High Definition
Video Conferencing at No Additional Charge

e/pop customers enjoy HD conferencing without $250,000 telepresence price tag
 



San Diego, California – June 5, 2007 – WiredRed®, a technology leader in real-time communications software and online services, today announced that e/pop® Web & Video Conferencing version 4.6 supports the latest high-definition devices used in business conferencing over the Internet. The Company is providing live demonstrations during Telepresence World in San Diego, June 4-6. Many high definition (HD) devices, such as the Sony EVI-HD1, list price $4,495 (USD), were announced late last year, but are now shipping in quantity. e/pop is video peripheral agnostic, and customers can immediately take advantage of the new EVI-HD1 and enjoy high definition video conferencing across boardrooms and PC desktops anywhere in the world at a cost far below the $250,000 price tag commonly associated with telepresence studios.

e/pop is available as installed software and online service, and provides a full suite of web and video conferencing features. e/pop is compatible with all major USB webcams and Microsoft DirectShow™ (WDM) compatible video equipment. In particular, WiredRed successfully tested the Sony EVI-HD1 just now hitting the market, with stunning video quality rivaling specialized boardroom systems costing tens of thousands of dollars, and telepresence studios costing hundreds of thousands each.

By taking advantage of major advances in video peripheral hardware and ever more powerful PCs, e/pop software is able to optimize live online meetings among multiple participants, on mixed-speed connections and different video devices. This effectively overcomes a major obstacle facing telepresence adoption: you can only connect to like systems.

“With e/pop high definition you can connect anyone, anywhere over public or private networks, whereas other HD solutions are usually restricted to private connections and other sites with the same equipment,” said Allen Drennan, WiredRed Founder and Chief Technology Officer. “Moreover, e/pop includes built-in web conferencing features like presentation sharing, desktop sharing and whiteboarding normally required for real working meetings that go beyond a video introduction,” he added.

The advent of EVI-HD1 quantity shipments is also blurring the distinctions between categories: telepresence studios, boardroom systems and even desktop video conferencing solutions can now all enjoy HD-quality video. Desktop users opting for USB webcams and standard Internet connections can benefit from multiparty, fractional or full-screen conferencing, but those with DS3 connections (megabits per second Internet service) can see astonishing, lifelike high-definition video. Moreover, the conference host can connect with any other desktop using combinations of HD, 720p, 1080i, enhanced definition, traditional 352 (CIF) or 640x480 (VGA) format as each user’s video peripheral and Internet connection permits.

The Sony EVI-HD1 is a high-definition, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) color video camera. The
EVI-HD1 inherits many outstanding features from the popular D70 and D100 cameras and couples these with superb HD picture quality. The HD1 employs a 1/3-type HD CMOS image sensor boasting two million effective pixels and can be used in combination with any number of codecs, and other systems to produce high-quality, high-resolution images. HD signaling system options include 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 720/50p, 720/25p among others, plus standard definition (SD) signaling in NTSC and PAL. When mated to a Microsoft DirectShow compatible video capture card and e/pop software, the camera produces high-resolution video display in these HD formats, plus SD, CIF, QCIF.

Price and Availability – e/pop Software
e/pop Web & Video Conferencing version 4.6 is available now. It is priced starting at $3,000 (USD) for on-premise software, and $350 per month for online services. Support for HD and Enhanced Definition video devices included, at no additional charge. Volume discounts and site licenses are available.

About WiredRed
WiredRed Software is a technology leader in real-time communications software and online services. The Company’s e/pop product line is one of the fastest growing web and multiparty video conferencing solutions for business.

Over 4,000 business and government customers have paid licenses for e/pop software. These include market leaders such as ADP, Kohler, Toshiba, and government agencies including the FAA, NOAA, US Army, and the FBI. e/pop is especially popular in the small-to-medium size enterprise markets, where e/pop high-quality video, fast desktop sharing, security and minimal maintenance requirements deliver exceptional value.
For more information, visit the WiredRed web site at http://www.wiredred-epop.com, or contact the company directly at sales@wiredred.com, or call +1-858-715-0970.

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