SOURCE: Elluminate

March 06, 2007 09:00 ET

Elluminate Announces Free, Full-Function Web Conferencing vRoom

Virtual Office Provides Free Online Web Conferencing for up to Three Participants With Voice, Whiteboard, Chat, Application Sharing, Video and More

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions for the real-time organization, announced today the general availability of Elluminate vRoom™, a free, three-seat virtual office for both academic and corporate users that features most of the functionality of the company's award-winning Elluminate Live!® products. Thousands have already downloaded the beta version of vRoom, integrating online interaction into their daily activities, such as one-on-one meetings, virtual office hours, mentoring, tutoring, training, interviews and small group work.

Like Elluminate Live!, vRoom is optimized for low bandwidth connectivity, works on multiple platforms and is always available. The free virtual office provides real-time collaboration tools, including two-way audio, interactive whiteboard, direct messaging, application sharing, file transfer, synchronized web tour, live webcam, video, multiple language translation and breakout rooms for up to three participants. vRoom's comprehensive moderator tools enable moderators to easily and effectively create content, conduct presentations, facilitate meetings and control participation. In addition, users can easily add more seats for larger sessions.

"The collaborative opportunities available in Elluminate's vRoom are tremendous," said Dr. J. Ricky Cox, a professor at Murray State College. "I use vRoom and my tablet PC to conduct virtual office hour sessions in my chemistry courses. Audio capabilities in vRoom allow me to discuss problem-solving strategies with my students while I use the tablet pen to work problems and draw structures on the whiteboard. I also use vRoom with research colleagues across the country to plan experiments and converse about scholarly manuscripts we are writing."

"vRoom is great! It enables me to provide math and science tutoring from India for my 14-year-old son," said Alamgir Singh. "I hooked it up at my father’s house, and the tutor comes every morning for two hours. Prior to installing vRoom, I was paying $50 per month for web conferencing access. vRoom is equally good, if not better than paid web conferencing, with its webcam capability."

"We are very excited and encouraged with the amazing response to Elluminate vRoom during the beta period," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate USA, Inc. "It's a great way to experience the Elluminate difference at no cost, while reducing travel and teleconferencing costs."

Availability

Elluminate vRoom is available now. System requirements include 10 MB free disk space, sound card with microphone and speakers (or headset) and a minimum Internet connection of 28.8 kbps. For more information or to download the free offering, visit http://www.elluminate.com/vroom/.

About Elluminate, Inc.

Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration. The company delivers exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates, lower Total Cost of Ownership, and higher ROI. Elluminate Live! features high-quality voice over the Internet, robust interactive functionality for participants and moderators, and unique No User Left Behind™ technology, regardless of platform or Internet connection speed. Elluminate is one of Deloitte's 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies, the winner of several prestigious industry awards (including a Top Training Product award from Human Resource Executive magazine and Network Computing magazine's Editor's Choice Award for web conferencing software), and rated by Forrester Research as a "strong performer" in web conferencing. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, such as ADP, DeVry University, Duke University, Georgia State University, Johns Hopkins University, Novell, PA Department of Education, Queen's University, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and many more. For more information, visit www.elluminate.com.

Elluminate Live! is a registered trademark of Elluminate, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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