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In This Issue
  • Conferencing Events
  • Polycom and TANDBERG Specials
  • Article: Centra Case Study
  • Article: Tandberg IM
  • PUG News Alert
  • A Free Demo
Events
FREE WEBINAR:
Video Over IP*

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This educational session covers the benefits of running your video conferences over an IP network instead of an inferior ISDN network.

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FREE WEBINAR:
How to run your own, low-cost Web seminar*

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Centra Conference for Web-based seminars provides a fast, efficient, and cost-effective way to reach and engage large audiences quickly. Learn how to leverage this unique technology for your own marketing and sales efforts in this educational webinar.

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Managed Conferencing Services*

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Find out how you can get a better return on your conferencing investment. Whether it's video, Web conferencing or streaming, you will learn which applications best fit your specific needs. Find out why industry leading analyst, Andrew Davies, said IVCI's IntelliNet MCS® is "one of the most comprehensive IP-based solutions in the industry."

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FREE WEBINAR:
Streaming Video Webinar*

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This session discusses using your existing video conferencing equipment to create high quality video streams and manage them in your environment.

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Specials
POLYCOM SPECIAL
Network Systems: Unified Upgrade Bundle, Upgrade and Save!
For a limited time, Polycom is offering customers a savings of 20% off the original list price of the Polycom Unified Conference Suite, Audio+ 24/48, Video+ 8 CP8/TX8 Module, MGC- Video SWL CP8/TX8.
Offer valid thru 3/31/04.
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POLYCOM SPECIAL
Polycom ViaVideo II
Special Offer

For a limited time Polycom is offering a 64MB USB Memory Stick to customers that purchase a ViaVideo II Personal Video Communications System (while supplies last).
Offer valid thru 3/31/04.
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TANDBERG SPECIAL
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> TANDBERG Leasing 5.9%** rate!
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*You will need a PC with Windows Media player and speakers to attend this session. You will be able to send questions during the event. Registrants will receive access info for event via e-mail.
**Financing provided by TANDBERG Leasing. Subject to credit approval.
 
Centra Symposium Group Delivering Quality Education Online

CENTRA Helps NYU Boost Online Student Enrollment

New York University (NYU) is one of the most respected and prestigious universities in the country. Its well-known School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) is the largest institution of its kind in the United States. I t offers more than 5,000 courses per year to 60,000 students and corporate professionals. The school is focused on serving adults at any stage of life and on providing professional education across a wide spectrum of industries.

Several years ago the school launched online education in an effort to offer expanded learning opportunities to students and professionals regardless of their location. But by the mid 1990's, this vision for rich, interactive online learning environments remained technically out of reach. The online technologies available were too limited, making the experience static, unengaging and difficult to access. “We needed to preserve our reputation in a field that was becoming larger by the minute. We had to figure out how to make the content more engaging and the courses cognitively as challenging as the ones delivered on campus,” says Robert Manuel, Chief Information Technology Officer, at New York University's School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS).

Manuel envisioned a better online classroom experience that facilitated highly interactive learning. But, how does a university actually create online education in a manner consistent with its outstanding reputation? First, know what quality education is he says. And second, apply the right technology to truly support the first initiative. Manuel found a solution that included Centra. “We were being dumbed down by the technology that was available,” says Manuel. Using Centra's virtual classroom solution, SPCS has dramatically improved the quality of its online education, and tapped a new international audience for its services through a new Virtual College.

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TANDBERG Instant Messenger. TANDBERG Launches Instant Messenger (IM)

TANDBERG Instant Messenger (IM) makes video communication faster and more easily accessible. It reaches beyond traditional text-based IM to let users hold real-time video and voice sessions. TANDBERG IM initiates chat, video, voice and web conference communication with a one-button click. This powerful and very user friendly tool enables true ad-hoc multimedia communication using a familiar interface.

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News Alert
Polycom User Group (PUG) Logo PUG Giving Members More in 2004!

For conferencing professionals, the Polycom User Group (PUG) is the place to be, and as the saying goes, membership has its privileges. Conferencing news and information through periodic PUG NOW announcements and the quarterly CONNECTIONS newsletter, access to the PUG Web site (www.pug.com) and the PUG Annual Conference are benefits to all members. Individual Principal members and Corporate group members enjoy enhanced opportunities through PUG; such as the chance to participate in monthly Brown Bag education sessions, an online membership directory to help with peer networking, and a Polycom WebOffice Conferencing Portal to keep communication flowing. Alliance members who sell complementary products and services in the industry are listed on the PUG Web site and Buyer's Guide for easy reference. Each has a link to their contacts and Web site. Alliance members also can exhibit, speak and/or sponsor at the PUG Annual Conference each year.

The 2004 User Membership year began January 1 and runs until the end of 2004. The Alliance membership year runs from July 1 through June 30 of each year.

For information about benefits, visit http://www.pug.com/members/ or contact the PUG Office at 800-PUG-INFO/828-232-1361. To join as a new member, upgrade or renew an existing membership, visit http://www.pug.com/members/.

GET CONNECTED, JOIN PUG TODAY!

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Sony PCS-1
Sony PCS-1
Sony introduces the
new PCS-1 video conferencing system for small and medium-sized businesses.


The Sony PCS-1 video conferencing system provides the latest in conferencing technology and user features that are easy to use while conforming to all industry standard. The system reaches speeds up to 2 Mbps over IP networks and up to 768 Kbps over the ISDN network. The PCS-1 offers a high performance internal MCU option connecting up to six sites for a video conference using any combination of ISDN or IP connections with the optional multipoint software option. It also has such new features as enhanced data collaboration capabilities and built-in electronic whiteboard interface. The PCS-1 provides built-in Sony QoS technology to help ensure and enhance video quality over unmanaged networks. Superb audio is featured through AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) at 14 kHz, compliant with the MPEG-4 standard. These and other features incorporate the most advanced IT and Sony's world-wide proven AV technologies into a compact and stylish two-piece body.

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Featured Product
Centra eMeeting
Centra Symposium

Centra Symposium: Designed for web-based training (eLearning).

Centra Symposium enables you to bring employees, partners, and customers from around the world together online in highly interactive virtual classes while greatly reducing the travel, time, and expense of on-site training programs.

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Featured Product
Sony PCS-11
Sony PCS-11
Cost-effective video conferencing for small office or home-based environments.

The Sony PCS-11 has been designed to meet the necessary features of video conferencing over IP networks at up to 1 Mbps. The PCS-11 provides QoS technology to help ensure and enhance video quality over unmanaged networks. Compliant with the recently ratified H.264 industry standard coding, the PCS-11 offers television-like picture quality on half the bandwidth meaning a video conference call placed using a bit rate of 384 Kbps (kilobits per second) can now exhibit the picture quality of a 768 Kbps bit rate call. These and other features incorporate the most advanced IT and Sony's world-wide proven AV technologies into a compact and stylish two-piece body.

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