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WiredRed® Software Announces e/pop® Web Conferencing

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.

About WiredRed
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 partners.

For more information visit the WiredRed web site at http://www.wiredred-epop.com or contact the company directly at sales@wiredred.com.com or 858-715-0970.


 

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