SaaS 2.0 Platform Allows Users Enhanced Access and Control over Convergence Capabilities
November 6, 2006
REDWOOD SHORES and SANTA CLARA, Calif., – LiteScape Technologies (www.litescape.com), a leader in unified communication applications, and WebEx (Nasdaq: WEBX), the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for collaborative business on the web, today announced the LiteScape OnCast solution will be available via the WebEx Connect application grid. LiteScape enhances the value of IP-based networks by facilitating collaboration with an IP Telephony broadcast solution that interacts with desktop directories and calendars to provide quick and simple access to network directories across multiple locations and clusters. Together with WebEx Connect users will experience unprecedented access and control over both their contacts and online collaborative sessions.
LiteScape’s unified communication applications permit organizations to efficiently deliver multi-modal messages for emergency, security and general announcements from a variety of devices and a collection of IP end points. Through WebEx Connect, OnCast will enable WebEx users to search all network directories, and when used with Microsoft Outlook, send and accept invitations from IP phones to organize and join WebEx collaborative sessions.
“Seamless, unified communications across multiple technologies is a critical success factor for business today,” said Rod Hamlin, executive vice president of sales and marketing for LiteScape. “The combination of LiteScape applications and WebEx collaboration tools will truly deliver improved productivity with IP integration. The ability to search and dial, search and broadcast, and search and collaborate will increase productivity and provide a tangible return for our customer base,” he concluded.
LiteScape OnCast is one of the many applications users will be able to access through their personal WebEx Connect workspace and the WebEx Connect grid of partner applications. WebEx Connect is the first application platform specifically designed for ondemand collaboration and third party application integration. Powered by the MediaTone On-Demand Platform, a unique composite collaboration and application platform, WebEx Connect allows users to integrate data from multiple applications and create a collaborative workspace custom designed for their particular workflow and business process. By leveraging open Web 2.0 protocols and collaborative WebEx MediaTone APIs, WebEx Connect makes it easy for developers to adapt on-demand, desktop and enterprise applications to the platform or create new composite applications.
”By integrating WebEx and IP PBXs with partners like LiteScape to facilitate real-time communication and collaboration, users will be empowered with simple, holistic solutions to maximize resources and realize considerable cost savings,” said Subrah Iyar, chairman and CEO of WebEx. “By harnessing the power of WebEx Connect and the Web 2.0 revolution our customers can significantly improve the way they do business.”
WebEx Communications, Inc., is the global leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for collaborative business on the web. These software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications enhance high-touch business processes, such as sales and training, with efficient web-touch interactions. WebEx delivers its range of applications over the WebEx MediaTone On-Demand Platform, a composite collaboration and application platform specifically designed for on-demand applications. WebEx is based in Santa Clara, California and has regional headquarters in Europe, Asia and Australia. Please call toll free 877-509-3239 or visit http://www.webex.com for more information.
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About LiteScape Technologies Inc.
LiteScape Technologies, Inc. markets enterprise software that enhances the value of IP Telephony by integrating business applications with VoIP and wireless devices. 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 solutions for collaboration, converged CRM and secure identity management. LiteScape markets its products globally through value-added resellers and strategic partners including Cisco, Polycom and Microsoft. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., LiteScape is privately held and funded by top tier investors.
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