Persony and ThinkEngine Networks Partner to Offer Cost-Effective Web Conferencing Solutions to Enterprise and Conferencing Service Providers

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Persony and ThinkEngine Networks today announced they have entered into a reseller agreement providing for the distribution of Persony VShow software with the VSR 1000 Voice Services Router.

Persony, a cost-effective web conferencing solution provider, and ThinkEngine Networks (AMEX:CGN), an innovative provider of carrier-grade Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and TDM audio conferencing solutions, today announced they have entered into a reseller agreement providing for the distribution of Persony VShow software with the VSR 1000 Voice Services Router. Under the agreement, ThinkEngine will immediately offer a branded version of Persony VShow web conferencing software with its VSR1000 Voice Services Router to enterprise and conferencing service provider customers.

Persony VShow uses a standard web server to host meetings and dramatically reduces the cost of web conferencing. Attendees can join a meeting with a Flash®-enabled web browser and do not need to download any software.

ThinkEngine provides next generation audio conferencing solutions at next generation pricing. The VSR1000 conferencing solution is scalable from service provider to enterprise customers ranging from hundreds to thousands of ports.

"We like the ease-of-use of Persony VShow," says Mike Wixon, ThinkEngine's Vice President of Product Management. "The integration of the two products is seamless, as Persony's solution uses standard web servers and browsers. Our customers can deploy the solution very easily and quickly."

"We believe web conferencing should be just like web hosting, which you can get from many service providers," says Eric Chen, CEO of Persony. "The partnership will allow more service providers to offer high quality audio and web conferencing at very affordable pricing."

In early 2007, Persony and ThinkEngine plan to further integrate the two products, offering an integrated audio control panel during web conferences. This will give conference moderators single click access to both web and audio conferencing.

About ThinkEngine Networks

Founded in 2000, ThinkEngine Networks is a leading provider of TDM and IP capable conferencing bridges and media servers. The VSR1000 includes both TDM and IP interfaces as standard equipment and is capable of processing 1000 simultaneous sessions in a compact 1U platform. The NEBS 3 certified platform has been deployed by customers to implement Reservation-less Conferencing, Prepaid Calling, and IVR applications. Working with partners, ThinkEngine is a disruptive force in the marketplace – drastically reducing the cost of implementation while giving customers a migration path from TDM to VoIP. ThinkEngine is located in Marlborough, Massachusetts and was acquired by Cognitronics Corporation in October 2005.

About Persony, Inc.

Persony's mission is to bring enterprise level applications, such as online collaboration, to the masses by leveraging the ubiquity of Web servers and hosting service providers. Persony's patent-pending "smart-client" technology puts the intelligence of an enterprise application on the client side and uses standard Web servers to connect remote users. Persony's solution can be deployed anywhere and at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. The smart-client approach is a disruptive technology that allows individuals and small businesses to afford applications that were once only available to larger corporations. For more information about the company, visit


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