FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lori Scribner Tom Toperczer
For WiredRed WiredRed Software
619-328-1114 (858) 715-0970
Software Announces e/pop®
Less costly and
secure alternative to web conferencing services is
easy to deploy and features IT management controls
San Jose, California – October 15, 2003 –
WiredRed, a worldwide technology leader in enterprise real-time communications
software, today announced the e/pop Web Conferencing Server at the Instant
Messaging Planet Conference. Currently in beta test and scheduled for commercial
release in Q4, 2003, the Server provides multi-point audio and synchronous video
conferencing plus complete desktop, application and document sharing. WiredRed’s
out-of-the box web conferencing software enables dynamic presentation sharing,
which eliminates the need for pre-session PowerPoint uploads, and enables
multiple presenters and participants to also share desktops and applications. In
addition, conference attendees can share and transfer files in real-time.
The e/pop Web Conferencing Server provides true multi-point audio and video and
supports both proprietary and industry standard audio and video codecs including
GSM, MPEG4 and H263. It features an innovative user interface with dockable tabs
and dialogs to suit individual viewing preferences when sharing multiple
documents and/or multi-point video.
Barr Management, which owns and operates 48 currency exchanges in the greater
Chicago area, recently started testing the e/pop Web Conferencing Server. "I was
interested in trying the e/pop Web Conferencing Server because we believe it's a
less expensive alternative to services that provide similar functionality and
includes high quality multi-party audio and video capabilities as well,"
explained Jon Klein, vice president and general manager of Barr Management. "It
will allow us to train new and existing employees quickly and more efficiently
and we plan to use the archiving feature to save training sessions so employees
can download them at their convenience. We also think the e/pop Web Conferencing
Server will be a great way to gather groups of employees online to have quick,
yet effective, meetings in which we can interact as if we are in the same room."
The Server utilizes WiredRed’s Real Time Routing Architecture™, a secure two-way
communications platform that can be used to build a variety of custom
applications and powers the entire e/pop product line, including all e/pop
clients, servers and software development kits (SDKs).
According to WiredRed’s Founder and CEO Allen Drennan, web conferencing is a
significant milestone in the natural evolution of real-time communications that
started with Enterprise Instant Messaging several years ago. “WiredRed was one
of the first companies to bring true Enterprise Instant Messaging to business.
From the start, our product roadmap called for our Real-Time Routing
Architecture to provide the platform which would enable a variety of real-time
communications applications,” said Drennan. “The e/pop Web Conferencing Server
is one such application that completely addresses the main complaints of managed
services providing similar functionality – cost, performance and reliability.”
According to a report from Wainhouse Research LLC, web conferencing services had
combined revenues of $315 million last year and the industry is expected to grow
22 percent per year during the next five years.
Price and Availability
The e/pop Web Conferencing Server is available immediately for download and beta
test. It will be available for purchase from www.wiredred-epop.com and WiredRed
Authorized Resellers in Q4, 2003. It is priced starting at $2,000. Volume
purchase and educational discounts are available, contact WiredRed for details.
WiredRed Software is a technology leader in enterprise real-time
communications. The company's e/pop software is a superior solution for
commercial and government networks that offers unparalleled security, speed,
ease-of-use and IT management controls. It is designed to provide busy,
security-conscious IT staff with a fast and easy solution to secure instant
messaging, company-wide alert and web conferencing challenges.
More than 3,000 customers are using WiredRed’s e/pop real-time communication
software. Customer installations include ADP, Baker & McKenzie, Merrill Lynch,
Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottrade, Southwest Airlines and Wells Fargo. e/pop has
also been deployed throughout hundreds of schools, as well as local, state and
federal government agencies including Northwestern University, U.S. Army, Bureau
of Land Management, National Institute of Health, Environmental Protection
Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The company licenses its
software, development kits, and underlying real-time routing components to
corporate and government IT organizations and a growing network of business
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 858-715-0970.
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