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For more information contact: Corporate Marketing at IVCi 631-273-5800
Centra and IVCi Partner to Provide a Premier Web Conferencing Solution Through IntelliNet MCS®
Thursday December 11, 7:30 am ET
LEXINGTON, MA and HAUPPAUGE, NY - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dec. 11, 2003 - Centra Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRA - News), a leading provider of application software and services for real-time enterprise conferencing and collaboration, and IVCi, Inc., a leading integrator of managed conferencing solutions, including video conferencing, audio/visual integration, streaming, Web conferencing, IP network services and outsourced staffing, have announced a partnership where IVCi will augment their recently launched IntelliNet MCS® capabilities with Web conferencing solutions from Centra. Under the terms of the agreement, IVCi will resell Centra products to its customers by offering Centra's real-time collaboration capabilities as a managed ASP service, a managed Hosted service or as a managed Premise service. This new offering expands the value of the IntelliNet managed hosting video service by providing a robust, secure Web conferencing solution that includes voice over IP and application sharing capabilities.
Commenting on this agreement, Paul R. Gudonis, president and CEO of Centra said, "This represents an exciting new direction for Centra as we continue to be committed to meeting and exceeding customer expectations in quality, value, and innovation. This partnership assures delivery of world-class services that combine the best in video and Web conferencing capabilities. As an integral part of IntelliNet MCS®, our applications provide real, scalable benefits to IVCi's customers, many of which will benefit from the complimentary value that this partnership delivers to their existing video conferencing environment. IVCi was an obvious choice as Centra's first national partner in the video industry, and we look forward to a successful relationship."
Centra offers application software that enables organizations to shift their group-oriented work to the Web for activities such as real-time communication, collaboration, and learning across the extended enterprise. Centra 7 seamlessly merges multi-vendor enabling technology, including instant messaging, calendar/schedule, Web conferencing, recording/playback, and tracking/reporting into a single enterprise application software solution that is easy to use and economical to own and operate.
"Partnering with Centra and integrating their premier Web conferencing applications into IntelliNet MCS® provides IVCi with the ability to enhance a company's existing communication environment, while reducing costs and increasing productivity," explains Adam Zeitsiff, CEO of IVCi. "Centra's focus on business workflow, process and technology deliver a unique value proposition. Unlike traditional Web conferencing solutions that can be used only as a tool during a meeting, Centra's solutions provide process automation before, during and after the event, resulting in enhanced meeting efficiency. Too often we see companies being forced to use conferencing tools ill-suited for their specific application. With IntelliNet MCS®, IVCi is now able to ensure a company can achieve the best return on their investment by utilizing the right conferencing tool for their application."
IVCi will be providing Centra's entire suite of enterprise collaboration and Web conferencing solutions to its customers across the country. All of these products are available immediately through IVCi and an in-depth demonstration can be arranged by contacting IVCi via email, email@example.com.
International Video-Conferencing, Inc. (IVCi) is a leading integrator of managed conferencing solutions, including video conferencing, audio/visual integration, streaming, Web conferencing, outsourced staffing and IP network services. From its headquarters in Long Island, New York, and branch offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York City, North Carolina, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., IVCi makes conferencing and audio/visual solutions easy to use, easy to manage, and easy to afford.
IVCi proudly represents products and services from leading industry manufacturers including Polycom, Tandberg,SAVVIS Communications, RADVISION, Centra Software, Forgent Networks, VCON, Codian, VBrick Systems, STARBAK Communications, Crestron Electronics, Extron Electronics, Clear One, and Lutron Lighting.
IVCi's numerous awards include ranking in the Inc. 500 "Fastest Growing Private Companies" list for 2001, 2002 and 2003; the Frost & Sullivan award for "Best New Video Conferencing Service" for 2002; and recognition by Polycom, PictureTel, Tandberg, and VCON as a top reseller. For additional information on IVCi's suite of products and services, please call 800-224-7083, visit us on the Web at www.ivci.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leading with a proven track record of helping more than 1,200 organizations increase revenue and improve business performance, Centra offers enterprise application software that enables organizations to deliver real-time communication, collaboration and learning across the extended enterprise. Centra offers solutions that deliver enhanced integration of real-time collaboration capabilities with departmental business processes, such as sales and marketing, and virtual teamwork. Available in 14 languages, Centra applications can be deployed as on-site software or through our ASP service and are supported by an active ecosystem of value-added partners, including Microsoft, Oracle, Siebel, Deloitte Consulting, EDS and Cisco. Organizations across every major industry and market sector choose Centra, including Cadbury Schweppes, McKesson, Sysco, Viacom and Stanford University. Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Centra serves a worldwide customer base throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit www.centra.com.
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