SOURCE: Elluminate

July 10, 2007 09:00 ET

Elluminate Selected by Harvard University as One of Two Solutions for Year-Long, Enterprise-Wide Pilot Programs

Live eLearning and Web Conferencing Environment Will Support Online Learning, Research, Outreach and Student Collaboration

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions, announced today that Harvard University has selected Elluminate as one of two solutions for a one-year, enterprise-wide pilot to fully assess the readiness of the environment and its potential value to the university in the areas of eLearning, research, outreach, collaboration and support. In part, Elluminate was selected for its understanding of higher education issues and challenges, strong product emphasis on the live classroom, and unlimited-use model, which simplifies administration and billing.

Critical requirements for the web collaboration solution included company strength and ability to execute, strengths in collaboration and eLearning, ability to provide training and support, hosted solution, product ease of use, parity among platforms and browsers, and video/camera capability. Targeted applications for the pilot project include eLearning, virtual office hours, host lecturers and webinars, training, student collaboration, research initiatives, HR and employee interviews, and remote IT support and training.

"Elluminate is extremely proud to have been selected by Harvard University, certainly one of the most prestigious and well-known academic institutions in the world," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate USA, Inc. "We are confident that the Elluminate Live! interactive eLearning and real-time web collaboration environment will demonstrate its best-in-class solution for communication, collaboration and education campus-wide over the next year."

About Harvard University

Founded in 1636, Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States and a worldwide leader in education and research. It comprises nine faculties, in the arts and sciences, business, design, divinity, education, government, law, medicine, and public health, together with the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and an array of museums, research centers, and the largest university library system in the world.

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 Apple Computer, Broward County Public Schools, California State University, Los Angeles Unified School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Novell, Sun Microsystems, University of Alaska, 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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