SOURCE: ePlus inc.

ePlus inc.

April 20, 2009 08:30 ET

ePlus Technology Recognized by Cisco as TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider in the United States

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) announced that ePlus Technology inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, has achieved TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence.

Cisco TelePresence Meeting solution is a revolutionary new category of products that create live, "face-to-face" meeting experiences over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. It combines the reach, intelligence and reliability of the network with the simplicity of a telephone interface to deliver an entirely new way for people to meet and collaborate. Cisco TelePresence Meeting is the first application of Cisco TelePresence technology.

"We're pleased to add another Cisco ATP status to our list of Cisco credentials," said Jerry McIntosh, vice president of communications and security solutions for ePlus Technology. "Through Cisco TelePresence solutions, ePlus will bring enhanced communication and collaboration capabilities to our customers. With the ability to connect 'in person' at a moment's notice, customers will be able to realize greater productivity, make better use of resources, and promote a greener organization."

"Cisco TelePresence changes the entire realm of communications and collaboration," said Richard McLeod, director of unified communications for worldwide channels at Cisco. "As a Cisco TelePresence ATP partner, ePlus has made an investment in the sales, technical, and lifecycle services capabilities that our customers need to help customers successfully deploy complete solutions."

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of Cisco's go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP may be discontinued or evolve into a Cisco specialization.

In addition to Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications, ePlus holds Cisco Advanced Specializations in Routing and Switching, Data Center Storage Networking, Data Center Networking Infrastructure, and Wireless LAN as well as Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designations in Network Hosted Storage, Video Surveillance, and TelePresence. For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit http://www.eplus.com/cisco.

About Cisco TelePresence

The Cisco TelePresence Meeting solution combines the industry's first ultra-high-definition 1080p video with high-quality, wideband spatial audio, imperceptible latency, and comprehensive environmental design. Meeting participants feel as if they are in the same room, even though they may be on separate continents. With the ability to see and hear others in ultra-high-definition video and wideband spatial audio, users truly experience the subtleties and nuances delivered by body language, eye contact and facial gestures that make up more than 60 percent of communications. With Cisco TelePresence, participants focus on the meeting and not the technology.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading provider of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 625 associates in 20+ locations serving federal, municipal, and commercial customers. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.

ePlus® and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements." Actual and anticipated future results may vary due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, possible adverse effects resulting from the recent financial crisis in the credit markets and general slowdown of the U.S. economy such as our current and potential customers delaying or reducing technology purchases, increasing credit risk associated with our customers and vendors, reduction of vendor incentive programs, and restrictions on our access to capital necessary to fund our operations; the existence of demand for, and acceptance of, our services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to hire and retain sufficient personnel; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; our ability to raise capital and obtain non-recourse financing for our transactions; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this release is as of the date of this release. ePlus undertakes no duty to update this information.

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    Kleyton Parkhurst
    SVP
    ePlus inc.
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    703-984-8150