SOURCE: Widearea Systems

July 17, 2008 11:15 ET

Widearea Systems Releases VC Wizard Version 7.5

FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Widearea Systems announced that it has released an update for VC Wizard, a scheduling and management tool for multimedia communication networks, the company acquired from Magicsoft in March 2008. The update is VC Wizard Version 7.5, which brings support for current operating systems and environments and contains problem fixes and minor enhancements.

The updates and improvements included in VC Wizard V7.5 include:

--  support for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008
--  support for Windows XP
--  support for Windows Vista
--  support for Windows Virtual Server
--  support for VMWare
--  support for MySQL

Choon Shim, president and CEO of Widearea Systems, said, "We are so pleased to provide this long awaited update to VC Wizard. The changes we've made bring VC Wizard current with commonly used operating systems, provide fixes for known issues, and set the stage for the exciting changes we have planned for upcoming future updates to the software."

The next release of VC Wizard will be Version 8.0, a major upgrade with fundamentally new features and capabilities such as improved graphical user interface, improved installation and configuration with network and endpoint auto discovery, a configuration wizard, video QoS management with network topology and resource usage monitoring and reporting, and support for additional video conferencing equipment. Version 8.0 is currently slated for a November 2008 Beta release, with the general release following in December 2008.

Widearea Systems is also planning to release VC Wizard Version 8.1, which will contain revolutionary technology that the company already successfully developed and deployed in its other product, V-Contax. Version 8.1 will make video conferencing available for interconnection between intra- and extra-endpoints and deploy our solid 3-tier architecture to improve reliability, scalability and security. The new features and capabilities will include support for new servers such as Linux and Solaris, an improved Web Client and Windows Client, a VC Wizard Agent, interconnection between intra and extra endpoints utilizing the Widearea Systems Secure Virtual Network (SVN), and support for additional video conferencing equipment.

About Widearea Systems

Widearea Systems is a convergence technology company in Frederick, Maryland, offering Unified Communication software products and services. Widearea Systems' V-Contax product dramatically improves customer satisfaction and revolutionizes the way companies and their customers interact. For more information visit or call (301) 644-3927.

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