SOURCE: ESPRE Solutions, Inc.

April 30, 2008 09:30 ET

Leading Online Collaboration Analyst Issues "First Looks" Report on Start-Up

Free Online Collaboration Environment Gets Rave Reviews

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - ESPRE Solutions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EPRT), a Dallas-based company with patented best-in-class video compression technology, today announced that its online collaboration spin-off has received a positive "first looks" review from leading industry analyst Collaborative Strategies (

OpenACircle™ (OAC) was incubated by ESPRE Solutions and spun off on July 14, 2007, following OAC's announcement of its non-compete agreement with ESPRE for the ESPRE LIVE™ interactive video engine.

The "first looks" review of was issued this week by David Coleman, Managing Director of Collaborative Strategies, an industry analyst and consulting firm focused on the collaborative software market. The collaboration market is highly competitive, and Collaborative Strategies predicts the market for collaborative solutions (both synchronous and asynchronous) will grow by 12% during 2008 to almost $40B (including hardware, software and consulting). About $1B of this revenue can be attributed to Web 2.0 solutions and services. Coleman is the author of the recently published book "Collaboration 2.0," which focuses on technology and best practices for successful collaboration in a Web 2.0 world.

"OpenACircle is one of the first companies I have found in the collaboration space that has effectively integrated both synchronous and asynchronous interactions," said David Coleman. "Additionally, OAC has engineered a well-designed interface that is surprisingly full-featured while remaining true to its mission of being easy to use."

OAC is a unique collaboration environment for on-the-go business professionals at small to medium-sized companies, providing free online collaboration spaces called "circles." These collaboration "circles" provide users both asynchronous and synchronous communications tools that are all free of charge, including presentations, video conferencing, desktop sharing, file sharing and storage, and more.

"OAC provides users with a great value: a free service that helps distributed teams work better together, requiring only a few minutes to get started and almost no time to learn. OAC is focused on a nearly neglected segment of the collaboration market: professionals in small-to-medium sized business. This is one of the largest and fastest-growing market opportunities out there, and I imagine the market will quickly embrace this easy collaboration tool in a sea of complex enterprise-driven alternatives."

A special edition copy of Coleman's book, "Collaboration 2.0," is available FREE to the first 200 people who visit and register for the private Beta. This special edition copy contains a chapter dedicated to "Collaboration Options for the Mobile Professional," in which he presents as an example of a software solution solving the communication issues facing today's mobile professionals.

Visit for your copy of the "first looks" report, and reserve your copy of Coleman's special edition of "Collaboration 2.0" featuring OpenACircle by enrolling at

About ESPRE Solutions, Inc.:

Plano, Texas-based ESPRE Solutions is a public company (PINKSHEETS: EPRT) that is reinventing how enterprises and individuals work and exchange information and ideas by providing a truly viable solution for live, high-quality multi-media video collaboration. ESPRE Solutions harnesses the power of collaboration to extract the benefits of visually connecting global work groups and individuals to create, share, and deliver live video content over the Internet. ESPRE Solutions' ESPRE Live 3.0 ™ media engine provides an integrated toolkit solution for solutions integrators and developers to create applications for business and personal communications. ESPRE's business strategy focuses on building strong partnerships, investing in companies that define the leading edge of video collaboration, and developing businesses to bring its growing suite of SDKs and APIs to the market. To learn more about ESPRE Solutions, or to experience the company's pioneering video compression technology, visit


Incubated and spun off by ESPRE Solutions, Inc., OpenACircle™ is being developed as the first fully equipped, completely FREE online collaboration environment for small and medium-sized businesses. For more information and to register for the Beta, please visit today.


Forward-looking statements made in this release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provision of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements made by ESPRE Solutions, Inc. are not a guarantee of future performance.

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