San Diego, California – August 22, 2007 –
WiredRed®, a technology leader in real-time
communications software and online services, today
announced that e/pop® Web & Video Conferencing was
deployed by Utah Boy Scouts and United Blood Services
New Mexico to conquer rural distances, travel time and
meeting expenses. IT leadership at these organizations
is getting the benefits of video conferencing at a
fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional
boardroom systems by taking advantage of increasingly
powerful Pentium PCs and the latest e/pop desktop video
Video conferencing is one of the most vibrant segments
in the information technology industry. The core
offering, traditional boardroom systems, enjoys a
healthy growth clip, while a new category of high-end
$100,000 to $250,000 (USD) conferencing suites, called
telepresence studios, joins the fray. At the opposite
end of the market spectrum, desktop video conferencing
has established a foothold and is now growing at over
twice the rate of traditional systems, providing
full-screen video conferencing using standard PCs,
cost-effective webcams and existing networks.
e/pop is a particularly good example of the latter new
product category, allowing conference participants to
use any Windows-compatible video camera, and widely
differing Internet connection speeds. These conditions
are prevalent among non-profit institutions.
In the case of Utah Boy Scouts, they leveraged e/pop
capabilities to cut travel time for volunteers and
staff, while covering meeting events across the vast
distances of Utah. “We needed something that was easy,
worked on our existing hardware, allowed us to share
documents like Power Point presentations, and still
allow interaction,” said John Gailey, IT Director for
Utah Boy Scouts.
United Blood Services used e/pop as an alternative to
more costly systems that required like equipment and
dedicated Internet connections at each of their
conference facilities. “We wanted a program that had
audio and video, as well as application sharing and the
ability to record,” said Tim Parker, Center Manager.
“Desktop video conferencing goes beyond the boardroom in
more ways than one. Besides using standard peripherals
and reaching any desktop using existing network
connections, our customers accomplish real work using
fully integrated presentation, document and desktop
sharing features,” said Steven Peltier, WiredRed Chief
“We are pleased to see the IT leadership at Utah Boy
Scouts and United Blood Services New Mexico select
e/pop. We believe they are a harbinger of increased
adoption of desktop video conferencing tools among
non-profit organizations that cannot tolerate the
expense or network reengineering required by traditional
boardroom systems,” he added.
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 desktop video conferencing solutions for
business, government, and non-profit organizations.
Over 4,000 customers have paid licenses for e/pop
software. These include market leaders such as ADP,
Kohler, Toshiba, and government agencies including the
FAA, NOAA, and the US Army. e/pop is especially popular
among small-to-medium size organizations, where its
high-quality video, use of cost-effective PC
peripherals, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +1-858-715-0970.
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