SOURCE: Elluminate

July 11, 2007 09:53 ET

Elluminate and CCC Confer Partner to Deliver Web Conferencing to California Community College System

Real-Time Web Collaboration Environment Will Facilitate Teaching, Learning and Meeting for 109 Campuses

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions, today announced that CCC Confer has selected Elluminate Live! to provide enterprise-wide web conferencing for the California Community College System, the largest higher education system in the world. Committed to providing the California Community College System with the highest quality web conferencing technology and services in support of meetings, collaboration and eLearning environments, CCC Confer chose Elluminate Live! after an extensive evaluation and competitive bid process.

Elluminate Live! was selected for its high-quality participant experience, ease of use, ADA compliance, session archiving, and audio capabilities that include VoIP as well as support for a phone bridge and teleconferencing. The product will be integrated into the CCC Confer portal to facilitate use by the California Community College System's 109 schools for meeting, training and a wide variety of online classes. Future plans for Elluminate Live! include its use in online environments for tutoring, student services and library services.

"I'm excited about this new partnership and the many tools Elluminate brings to the table," said CCC Confer Project Director Blaine Morrow. "We've seen tremendous growth in the use of e-conferencing throughout our system, and I'm confident that we'll be able to accommodate that growth with robust tools, a flexible approach to service and support, and the same high standards that have already made CCC Confer so successful. It's an exhilarating time to be involved in higher education and online collaboration. Watch this spot!"

"Elluminate is extremely pleased to be selected by CCC Confer to serve the entire California Community College System," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate USA, Inc. "Our Elluminate Live! web conferencing solution will help facilitate communication, collaboration and education enterprise-wide, and we look forward to working with CCC Confer to enhance the business of education and produce higher student outcomes for all their stakeholders."

About CCC Confer

Located at Palomar College in San Marcos, California, the CCC Confer project is funded from a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. The project was initially funded in February 2001 to offer the CCC system a viable means to meet and collaborate at a distance. CCC Confer was designed to allow communication and collaboration, using the latest web conferencing technology, for all staff, faculty and administrators in the California Community Colleges system. It is ADA and Section 508 accessible.

About the California Community College System

The California Community College System provided educational, vocational and transfer programs to more than 2.5 million students during academic year 2005-2006. Constituting the largest system of higher education in the world, the California Community College System is currently comprised of 72 districts, 109 campuses, 64 approved educational centers, 20 separately reported district offices, and 85,000 faculty staff and administrators. These assets include 58.4 million gross square feet of space housed in 4,629 buildings on more than 20,489 acres of land.

About Elluminate, Inc.

Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration that deliver exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates, and higher ROI. Elluminate Live! features high-quality voice over the Internet, robust interactive functionality, and unique No User Left Behind™ technology that supports multiple platforms and low-bandwidth connectivity. To date, Elluminate has served more than 200 million web-collaboration minutes to over 2 million teachers and students located in 184 different countries.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, including ADP, Apple Computer, Broward County Public Schools, California State University System (six campuses), DeVry University, Duke University, Georgia State University, Johns Hopkins University, North Carolina Community College System (56 campuses), Novell, PA Department of Education, Queen's University, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and many more. The winner of several prestigious awards, the company is also one of Deloitte's 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies, rated by Forrester Research as a "strong performer" in web conferencing, and positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing, 2007. For more information, visit www.elluminate.com.

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

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