SOURCE: ON24, Inc.

April 19, 2005 09:00 ET

ON24 Announces Tradeshow Solution

Company's Flagship Webcasting Platform to Form Cornerstone of Offering

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2005 -- ON24, the premier webcast and multimedia solutions provider, today announced the formal introduction of its online tradeshow solution.

Built on the foundation of ON24's Webcast Center, a platform for self-published live and on-demand webcasts, the virtual tradeshow offering also incorporates the technology of iCongo, a leading provider of collaborative e-business systems and solutions. The result is a comprehensive online tradeshow solution: Attendees can tour a virtual exhibit hall where they can interact with vendors online, download important company and/or product literature, view on-demand product demonstrations, and access contact information of each vendor's key representatives. Live and on-demand webcasts enable thousands of attendees to view real-time keynotes, presentations, and workshops.

This virtual tradeshow solution has already been embraced by trade publishers, many who rely on ON24 as their webcasting provider of choice. Ziff Davis Internet's eSeminars Group has enjoyed measurable success, with eager sponsors and thousands of attendees. According to Priscilla Ng, Executive Director, eSeminars, "This solution dovetails perfectly with our initiative to offer our sponsors and vendors innovative ways to reach the Ziff Davis community. The advanced technology features make the virtual experience every bit as rich as the physical one, with high levels of interactivity, real-time announcements and presentations, and sophisticated metrics that measure and report activity."

"The virtual tradeshow is a logical next-step in the progression of webcasting, and ON24 is in the best possible position to take advantage of this development," said Chuck Ellison, ON24's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We are pleased to work with iCongo, whose robust platform makes a first-rate complement to ON24's industry-leading platform."

Robert Rosenbloom, Vice President, Business Development of iCongo, added, "ON24's incorporation of iCongo technology brings together the industry leaders in webcasting and online tradeshow solutions. The result is an end-to-end online tradeshow offering that is unmatched in the marketplace."

ON24's virtual tradeshow solution is the newest addition to the company's webcasting products, which include:

--  ON24 Webcast Center, the company's flagship product for self-
    publishing live and on-demand webcasts.
--  ON24 Simple Audio, for self-service, on-demand audio webcasts.
--  ON24 Demo Webcasts, for software or web-based product demonstrations.
    
With more than 500 customers and 7,400 webcasts in 2004 -- double the number of webcasts the company delivered in 2003 -- and a focus on the enterprise, technology, life sciences, financial services, publishing, and government sectors, ON24 is the leading player in the webcasting and multimedia market.

About ON24, Inc.

ON24 is a leading provider of webcast and multimedia communication solutions. ON24 offers one-stop solutions for internal and external multimedia communications for customers in the enterprise, technology, life sciences, government, and financial services industries. The company's products include ON24 Webcast Center, ON24Webcast Simple, ON24 Simple Audio, and ON24 Demo Webcasts. More than 500 leading companies including Cisco Systems, Credit Suisse First Boston, Hewlett Packard, Merrill Lynch, NCAA, Philips, and Sun Microsystems use ON24 for activities such as conferences and events, product launches, sales training, continuing medical education, executive announcements, equity research and financial road shows. Companies interested in learning more about ON24's solutions can call 415.369.8000 or send inquiries to solutions@on24.com.

About iCongo

iCongo, Inc. is a leading, award-winning developer of e-business systems and software that enable companies to effectively collaborate with their trading partners, market their products and services online, generate new business opportunities and efficiently transact business over the Internet. iCongo's solutions include Collaborative Enterprise Portals, Web-Based Marketing and Communication systems including Content Management systems (CMS) and Email Campaign systems, e-commerce systems including Catalog and E-Procurement systems, Private and Public Online Trading Exchanges, Online Tradeshows, Sales Force Automation, B2C Online Retail Stores, CRM systems as well as EDI over the Internet. iCongo clients and partners include Bell Canada, The PGA of America, Turner Sports Interactive, NHL, The McGill University Hospital Centre, US Kids Golf, Ziff Davis Media, The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), The Montreal Canadiens, Transcontinental Media, Weir Services, and many others.

Contact Information

  • Contact Info:
    Barbara Cassidy
    Marketing Communications Manager
    ON24, Inc.
    Tel: 415-369-8000
    Email: Barbara.Cassidy@on24.com

    Robert Rosenbloom
    Vice President, Business Development
    iCongo, Corp.
    Tel: 617.782.1600
    Email: rrosenbloom@icongo.com