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WiredRed’s e/pop Web and Video Conferencing Brings Staff,
Students and Parents Together at Kent College Pembury
 



Chichester, England – July 7, 2006 – WiredRed®, a technology leader in real-time communications software, today announced that Kent College Preparatory School has selected e/pop® Web Conferencing for use in teaching, teacher training and student-to-parent communications.

One of the leading independent schools in the country, Kent College, strongly believes that there is more to childhood and learning than examinations. With this in mind, Director of ICT Bill Burles is continually on the lookout for innovative ways to not only improve learning, but also the students’ overall experience at Kent College Preparatory School. “We wanted a solution that could improve ways of communicating, both during lessons and during the student’s social time,” Burles explains.

e/pop is designed to enhance relations in both education and business to easily communicate complex topics and eliminate unnecessary travel. So, whether just down the corridor or halfway around the world from each other, e/pop enables disparate parties to enhance communications and collaboration. Utilising voice and video IP, its users can partake in real-time collaboration, sharing information whether it’s in the form of a document, application or presentation.

“With e/pop, we can synchronise classrooms with other schools and colleges both in the UK and the rest of the world, as well as improve the learning experience for the students by enabling offsite teachers and speakers to be able to lead a lesson without being physically in the classroom,” said Burles.

The students are very excited to be using technology in this manner. “I think that web conferencing is so amazing the way you can talk to people, but also look at them at the same time and the fact that they can be miles away or even in another country,” enthused Charlotte Owen, a student in her fifth year at the college.

“The potential advantages of installing e/pop are almost limitless,” added Burles. “The inclusion of desktop sharing and PC remote control is e/pop means that we can even use it to fix any problems that our teachers or parents are having with other applications wherever they may be.”

“The way that Kent College Preparatory School is using e/pop is truly fascinating,” said WiredRed UK MD Tom Sloan. “Everyone from the head mistress to the first year students are gaining something through the e/pop implementation, whether it be improved learning or better communication with their families, colleagues and peers.”

About WiredRed
WiredRed Software is a technology leader in real-time communications. The Company's secure, multipoint routing technology powers its e/pop product line, which includes multiparty video conferencing, web conferencing and secure IM software. All e/pop products are designed to provide busy, security-conscious IT staff with fast and easy to maintain solutions compatible with their existing networks.

More than 3,500 commercial and government customers are using e/pop software. Customer installations include Birmingham University, Loreto College, Digital Media Interactive, Tutoreasy, Derwent Shared Services, Routeco Plc., Royal Bank of Scotland, Barry Callebaut, ADP, Scottrade, Wells Fargo, Mercury Insurance and Florida Rock. The company licenses its software to corporate and government IT organizations and a growing network of business partners.

WiredRed has offices in San Diego, California, Chichester, England and Sophia-Antipolis, France. For more information visit http://www.wiredred-epop.com.

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