SOURCE: InXpo

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February 22, 2010 09:57 ET

InXpo Launches InXpo Labs to Drive Virtual Events Innovation

InXpo Labs Cooks up Real World Testing Ground for Virtual Products

CHICAGO, IL and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - InXpo, the leading provider of virtual events and virtual business environments, today announced InXpo Labs, a testing and development center for customers, partners and InXpo to collaborate in the creation of new, highly interactive and engaging virtual environments.

InXpo Labs will provide a testing and development environment for integrating new technologies, proofs of concept for existing and prospective customers, and a hub where participants can interact with the technology and as a result, provide input for future improvements. Technology development and integrations from InXpo Labs will be on display at the Virtual Edge conference (February 22-23, 2010, 8 am - 5 pm PT) held in the Santa Clara Convention Center, Room 201. InXpo Labs creations can also be viewed virtually at InXpoLive@VirtualEdge.

"The InXpo Labs is an extension of InXpo's commitment to being a leader in technology," said Rich Hawkinson, Executive Vice President and co-founder of InXpo. "This cutting-edge think tank will foster creativity and the development of new tools to provide customers and partners with transformative virtual experiences that connect, engage and educate audiences, while delivering real business results."

InXpo will provide Virtual Edge attendees with a sneak peek of the next generation of virtual event interaction that will include fully immersive game environments and an improved user engagement with a virtual environment. Additional InXpo Labs developments that will be on display at Virtual Edge are the following:

  • Ustream Integration: Broadcasting from InXpo's room at the Santa Clara Convention Center, InXpo's "Virtual Guru," John Leahy, will stream live footage from the show floor via his Ustream channel.
  • Live Video Feed: Streaming live video from InXpo's demo room, virtual attendees will have the opportunity to join a group chat that provides virtual attendees the option of participating via video or text chat. Virtual attendees can engage with each other or an InXpo representative located on the show floor.
  • Live Webcam: To connect virtual attendees to the action at the conference, InXpo's "eye in the sky" will provide a bird eye's view of InXpo's demo room, while allowing virtual attendees to remotely control the webcam.

About InXpo Inc.

InXpo is the leading provider of privately branded virtual events and virtual business environments that connect, engage and educate audiences. InXpo's full suite of applications includes Virtual Trade Shows, Virtual Career Fairs, and Virtual Events & Conferences, as well as Audio and Video Webcasts. These virtual solutions dramatically reduce travel time and related costs, in addition to making the world a greener place to live. By using our privately branded virtual events, InXpo enables organizations to cost-effectively communicate with their worldwide communities for lead generation, peer-to-peer networking, training, internal and external communications, as well as generate new online revenue opportunities. InXpo has delivered more than 1,000 successful virtual events and experiences for global customers and publishers including AAA, Cisco, Forbes.com, HIMSS, GE Healthcare, PennWell, SAP, TechTarget and Ziff Davis Enterprises. The company is headquartered in Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.inxpo.com.

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