SOURCE: RHUB Communications

October 09, 2007 08:00 ET

RHUB Communications Expands Channel Program for Web Conferencing

Channel Partners Seize Opportunity to Integrate RHUB's Hosted Solution With Complementary Offerings

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - RHUB Communications, Inc. (RHUB), a premier provider of Web conferencing solutions, announced the expansion of its channel program with the addition of three U.S.-based channel partners: Central Desktop (www.centraldesktop.com), Packetel (www.packetel.com), and AbiTeq (www.abiteq.com). All three partners are seizing the opportunity to increase revenue by offering RHUB's hosted Web conferencing solution, TurboMeeting-Hosted. With TurboMeeting-Hosted, users can host meetings with different organizations around the world, regardless of firewall and software installation policies. The one and only requirement is the ability to browse the Internet.

The market for Web conferencing products and services is projected to grow from $1billion in 2006 to close to $1.5 billion by 2010, according to Andy Nilssen, Senior Analyst & Partner with Wainhouse Research. "Fueling this growth is the expansion of web conferences beyond scheduled to ad-hoc meetings," said Nilssen. "This requires users to have access to a web conferencing resource that is on tap at all times with little-to-no incremental cost per use. RHUB's TurboMeeting fits this model well."

TurboMeeting-Hosted elevates Web conferencing by its unique ability to support both fully interactive and view only attendees in the same meeting, between PC and Mac. With TurboMeeting, users can share information from one computer or among many. Users can also remotely control and support other computers and access one computer from another. TurboMeeting extends real-time collaboration beyond conventional Web conferencing solutions by combining multiple applications:

--  Web Conferencing: Web-based interactive meetings
--  Remote Access: remote access to computers at home or office from
    anywhere, anytime
--  Web Seminars: non-download results in quick (in seconds), easy (URL
    only) and the most reliable way for large groups of attendees to join
    meetings
    

"The primary factor driving RHUB's channel expansion into the hosted market segment is the ease of integration and branding inherent in RHUB xml based approach," said Larry Dorie, CEO of RHUB Communications. "This in turn is motivating channel partners to integrate Web conferencing with complementary offerings."

"We really like the interactivity and Mac support that TurboMeeting provides," said George Allen, Director of AbiTeq. "Web meetings are quick and easy to start, practical for one-on-one discussions, and ready to use for formal presentations to very large groups. Unlike many competitive products that we tested, TurboMeeting works effortlessly and trouble-free in nearly all network environments, and has performed flawlessly -- even when running over slow bandwidths in remote parts of the world. TurboMeeting offers options for unlimited meetings at a very reasonable cost. Affordable Web meetings have finally arrived."

RHUB recently introduced a new version of the Company's TurboMeeting software -- TurboMeeting 3.2 -- with upgrades designed to provide new opportunities for channel partners. TurboMeeting 3.2 includes enhancements to its "View Only" and "Resize Image" functions to improve both performance and ease of use. The "View Only" mode enables attendees to immediately join meetings in non-interactive mode, assuring rapid universal access with no download required. Meeting participants that need interactive access can also utilize "View Only" mode by performing a simple download. The "Resize Image" maps large screens to the resolution of the attendee system, automatically optimizing the meeting graphics.

"We are truly impressed by the lightning fast 'View Only' mode that RHUB's TurboMeeting 3.2 provides," said Frank Tam, CEO of Packetel. "With its zero installation, browser-based application and speedy performance, we are proud to feature TurboMeeting 3.2 as our new Packetel's Web conferencing Service in our reputable product line."

"The new update is great," said Isaac Garcia, CEO of Central Desktop. "With its perfect screen scaling, TurboMeeting has become a much better hosted Web conferencing solution than anything else we have seen."

About RHUB Communications

RHUB is a premier provider of on-premise Web conferencing appliances, based on the Company's TurboMeeting software, that meet the needs of any organization. The Company's end users total over 5,000 in a variety of market segments including services, manufacturing, and government. RHUB's on-premise Web conferencing appliances focus on criteria of the highest importance to users: ease-of-use, affordability, security, control, and reliability. RHUB's breakthrough View-Only technology enables users of any platform to join meetings by a browser, requiring no download. With a small footprint, and power draw of only 4.5 watts, RHUB's on-premise Web conferencing appliances are the perfect choice for organizations seeking to improve their environmental credentials. RHUB is privately owned and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, visit www.rhubcom.com.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:

    Larry Dorie
    RHUB Communications
    (888) 633-8155
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    Judy Plummer
    Liquid Communications Group
    (831) 335-4937
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