Persony Releases Integrated Audio and Web Conference Recording

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Persony's new integrated solution simplifies the task of creating a synchronized audio and web conference recording.

Persony today announced the release of an integrated audio and web conference recording solution designed for conferencing service providers. The integrated solution allows a conference moderator to simultaneously record audio and web conferences from an easy-to-use web interface and creates a synchronized recording that can be played from any web browser. The solution is a long-awaited add-on module to Persony Web Conferencing 2.0, a leading private label web and video conferencing solution that has been adopted by many conferencing service providers.

The integrated recording greatly simplifies the task of creating a synchronized audio and web conference recording. Unlike other web conferencing recording solutions which require a meeting participant to record a conference call on the participant's computer using special phone-to-pc hardware, Persony's solution records the audio and web conference directly on the server and requires no special setup or hardware on the participant's computer. Participants simply dial into a conference call as usual. A conference moderator can initiate the recording of both the audio and web conference with one click. The resulting recording is available immediately for playback using a Flash®-enabled web browser and does not require download of any software. Participants also have the option to download the audio as an MP3 file for podcasting. In addition to recording, the add-on module allows a moderator to easily control and manage an audio conference, including muting, un-muting, hanging up a call, or dialing out to a participant.

Persony's recording solution can be hosted by any service provider and without per-minute usage fees. Persony has partnered with ThinkEngine, an audio conference bridge manufacturer, to add controls and recording of any audio conference calls hosted on a ThinkEngine VSR1000 from a Persony web conference interface. Service providers can host a ThinkEngine voice router in their facilities.

"Persony has done a really nice integration with ThinkEngine VSR1000," said Mike Wixon, vice president of product management of ThinkEngine. "The integrated solution takes the complexity of creating a synchronized audio and web conference recording out of the hands of the conference participants."

"The integrated recording solution will allow more service providers to offer full-service and high quality audio and web conferencing at very affordable pricing," said Eric Chen, CEO of Persony.

Persony's partner Great America Networks Conferencing (http://www.ganconference.com) has already adopted and launched the integrated audio and web conference recording service to their customers.

The integrated audio recording add-on module is available immediately to Persony Web Conferencing 2.0 customers for a one-time license fee. A ThinkEngine VSR1000 is required. Hosted recording services from Persony are also available for service providers or customers who don't own a ThinkEngine VSR1000. Persony plans to add support for other audio conference bridges in the near future.

About ThinkEngine Networks
Founded in 2000, ThinkEngine Networks is a leading provider of TDM and IP capable conferencing bridges and media servers. The VSR1000C 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 Great America Networks Conferencing
Great America Networks Conferencing offers comprehensive audio, video, and web conferencing services at affordable rates. GAN's unique approach to maintaining the highest standards of customer service in the industry are what truly sets them apart from a sea of "me too" conferencing service providers. The ability to add value to what many users see as a "commodity" product is an important factor in GAN's ability to consistently win and retain key new accounts. Their close relationship with BTI Communications Group also allows them to offer a full suite of telecommunications products, including VOIP phone systems, call center offerings, and much more through their BTI Sales and Service team. For more information about the company go to http://www.ganconference.com

About Persony, Inc.
Persony's solution already enables many service providers to offer 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 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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