Persony Launches Web Conferencing 2.0 at Office 2.0 Conference

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Persony launches next generation of private label web and video conferencing solution for businesses and service providers.

Persony, Inc. a leader in private label web conferencing services, today announced the launch of Web Conferencing 2.0, its next generation of web and video conferencing solution targeted at businesses and service providers. Built with Adobe Flash®, Persony Web Conferencing 2.0 allows meeting participants to share their desktop, webcams, photos, presentation slides, whiteboard, streaming video, and audio, all from an easy-to-use web interface, and without downloading special software.

With dozens of private label brands from partners, Persony's solution is already being used by tens of thousands of users. Web Conferencing 2.0 is designed to let businesses and service providers easily create and host their own branded web conferencing sites. Persony's unique technology enables service providers to use standard Web servers for hosting and dramatically reduces the cost of web and video conferencing.

Web Conferencing 2.0 includes typical web conferencing features, such as desktop sharing, presentation sharing, shared whiteboard, video and voice over IP, that one will find from more expensive services, such as WebEx® Meeting Center or Microsoft® Live Meeting. It also introduces an innovative feature to allow members to upload their Flash video and MP3 audio files to their own online library, similar to the popular YouTube® service. Members can share, control, and annotate their online media files in an interactive live meeting with other participants.

"Web conferencing is becoming a commodity service, similar to email and web hosting," said Herb Levitin, VP of Business Development at Persony. "Web Conferencing 2.0 is designed for audio and web service providers looking for an affordable, easy-to-support, and feature-rich solution that they can customize with their own branding and embed in their services."

In a concurrent announcement, ShareMethods, one of Persony's first reseller partners, is launching a new version of the ShareOffice on-demand service that embeds Persony Web Conferencing 2.0. "Our ShareOffice users can now launch a real-time meeting when they are collaborating on documents or have a need for real-time collaboration on-demand," said Eric Hoffert, CEO of ShareMethods. "The seamless combination of ShareOffice document collaboration and Persony real-time meetings will greatly enhance the productivity of our users. We look forward to expanding our joint capabilities with Persony via their innovative platform and ShareOffice"

Persony Web Conferencing 2.0 is available for free trials at http://www.persony.com.

About ShareMethods
With ShareMethods, sales and marketing teams can store, manage, and share documents easily and securely, collaborating with extended selling networks to close more business, providing a cost-effective alternative to developing and supporting a sales and marketing intranet or extranet. The "Sales and Marketing Portal in a Box" approach can cost less than one tenth of the price of traditional enterprise software. ShareMethods provides on-demand services to more than 200 companies on a global basis with users in 32 countries and customers including BusinessWeek, Agile Software, CNET Channel, NMS Communications, HID Global, Airspan Networks, etc. ShareMethods on-demand services include ShareNow for AppExchange, ShareOffice for AppExchange, ShareDrive, and ShareMethods. ShareMethods founding team includes industry veterans from Apple Computer, AT&T Bell Labs, NASA, etc. Visit http://www.sharemethods.com or call 1-877-SHARENOW.

About Persony, Inc.:
Persony's solution already enables many service providers to provide fully branded, feature-rich, and easy-to-use Web collaboration services at very affordable pricing. Persony's patent-pending "smart-client" technology puts the intelligence of a collaborative application on the client side and uses standard Web servers to connect remote users. By leveraging the millions of Web servers and service providers in existence, 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 http://www.persony.com.

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