SOURCE: Digital Learning Management Corp.

August 09, 2005 06:30 ET

Digital Learning Management's Virtual University System (VUS) Appliance Now Compatible With Blackboard Content

State-of-the-Art Java Based Product Enables the Company's System to Serve Competitors Courses on a Platform That Is a Fraction of the Cost

TORRANCE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2005 -- Digital Learning Management Corporation (OTC BB: DGTL), a provider of enterprise hardware and software applications to the education industry, announced today that its proprietary VUS online appliance is capable of serving courses produced in multiple file formats, including instructor-facilitated courses created for Blackboard.

"The analogy we are using to describe this evolution in e-learning hardware is the PC to Clone comparison," commented Zeb Bhatti, CEO of Digital Learning Management. "Expensive PCs dominated the market until third-party manufacturers began producing clones that ran the same operating systems and programs at a fraction of the cost. In essence, this is what we have done." He added, "Our proprietary VUS appliance was built from the ground up, using state-of-the-art Web-centric technologies which have enabled us to design a product that will accommodated content created in any file format, in any language, including our competitors. This is truly revolutionary in that it opens the door for smaller institutions, or those that just don't want to pay hundreds of thousands, to millions of dollars to run an e-learning program."

Umesh Patel, Vice President of Digital Learning, stated, "We invite any current users of Blackboard's products to try our VUS system. We are confident that the VUS will perform better and cost less, it's just that simple."

The VUS is an aggressive competitor to existing products that rely on expensive, older technologies and limited proprietary course offerings. Digital believes that the VUS, developed as a state-of-the-art Java application, is the only solution available that allows education providers to utilize content from multiple vendors on one system, at a cost far below competing products.

The VU Appliance is a complete state-of-the-art hardware and software solution incorporating the company's CourseMate™ Virtual University system. The system, or "appliance" as it is referred to, allows traditional brick and mortar educational institutions and commercial organizations to create a virtual e-learning presence from scratch. The appliance, which is a standard 1U rack mounted device, is pre-configured with a Course Builder, a Courseware Repository, a LMS and Registration System, an Online Exams Server, an Online Evaluations Server and a Collaboration Server for Online Discussion Forums & Chat Sessions. The Appliance can accept content created in multiple formats and presents that content over the Internet or intranet.

More information is available by contacting the company directly. VUS information is available on the Web at: http://www.vusonline.com.

About Digital Learning Management

Digital Learning Management Corporation ("DLMC") is a provider of learning solutions for e-Education. DLMC offers a complete suite of products and services that power e-Education programs for a very broad set of markets such as Corporate e-Learning, Higher Education, Government and International. Its comprehensive "out-of-the-box" virtual learning solutions deliver on the promise of the Internet and help create 100% Web-based virtual learning environments for online teaching and learning, online examinations, online collaboration, campus commerce services, and integration of Web-enabled student services and back office systems.

More information is available by contacting the company directly. Virtual University Appliance™ information is available on the Web at: http://www.VUSOnline.com.

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