SOURCE: LiteScape

June 26, 2006 09:30 ET

Innovative Technology School Funded by the Gates Foundation Gives Top Grades to LiteScape's Broadcast Solution

LiteScape's OnCast Solution Used to Replace Bell and PA Systems at Denver School of Science and Technology

SILICON VALLEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 26, 2006 -- LiteScape Technologies, Inc. (www.litescape.com) today announced that the Denver School of Science and Technology (www.scienceandtech.org) has deployed the LiteScape OnCast solution to automate its broadcast requirements. The solution has been deployed to all of its classrooms, and across all Cisco IP phones. DSST is an innovative, public charter high school that was established with the support of Governor Bill Owens and the Colorado Small Schools Initiative along with early funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

"OnCast fulfils a critical function for our school -- it's the only Public Address system we have," said Mark Inglis, director of technology at the Denver School of Science and Technology. "With OnCast, we can record and schedule broadcasts, so they are always on time and can be sent in text and audio. We use it for our Bell system too, so it has saved us a lot in initial installation costs."

"We are pleased to help Denver School of Science and Technology meet its safety requirements," said Rod Hamlin, LiteScape's executive vice president of sales and marketing. "Schools, like many government agencies, are looking for ways to improve collaborative communications and to automate manual processes to be more efficient."

With the push of a single button, users of OnCast can invite and join participants to on-demand teleconferences, videoconferences or web-collaboration meetings from their desktops, IP phones and wireless devices, automating and simplifying what is normally a cumbersome process. LiteScape applications are built on a unique Multi-modal Application Platform (MAP) which allows users to quickly customize or develop applications.

DSST is a racially and social-economically diverse school that is succeeding with the highest performing class in Denver on the state's math testing. Mark Inglis further explains, "As a technology school we have a 1-to-1 ratio of laptop-to-student, so we use the latest technology. OnCast has additional functionalities that we are still looking to implement; such as the ability to record and broadcast a radio program, send a wav.file, or allow teachers to schedule events from a remote location. OnCast is simple and effective."

LiteScape provides a suite of products to facilitate secure, personalized collaboration and communication, enhancing the value of a company's IP-based network and deliver quick, proven ROI. These solutions enable the secure, real-time management of interactive sessions comprised of voice, data, and image streams that can be coordinated and simultaneously delivered to various IP devices.

About LiteScape Technologies

LiteScape enhances the value of IP-based networks through secure, personalized collaboration and communication. By communications-enabling telephones with interactive voice, text and image capabilities, LiteScape solutions improve business processes, employee productivity and the customer experience. The company's products provide VoIP Collaboration solutions for personalization (converged CRM) and security (identity management). LiteScape markets its products globally through value-added resellers and strategic partners including Bell Canada, Cisco, and Avaya. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, LiteScape is privately held and funded by top tier investors. For additional information, please visit www.litescape.com or email info@litescape.com

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