We are taking steps to assure our role as a key player in the growing Unified Communications (UC) sector leveraging the strength of our enterprise-class software and our ability to integrate with our partners' communication products.
PHOENIX (PRWEB) September 28, 2007
"We are pleased to participate in this round-table forum with our peers in the collaboration and converged communications sector," said James M. Powers, Jr., iLinc's President and CEO. "We are taking steps to assure our role as a key player in the growing Unified Communications (UC) sector leveraging the strength of our enterprise-class software and our ability to integrate with our partners' communication products."
Continued Dr. Powers, "We hope that many take note of the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, 2007(1) report, which indicated that 'Unified Communications offer the ability to significantly improve how individuals, groups and companies interact and perform, and we share that view. Like many industry analysts, we believe that Unified Communication has the potential to add value to existing communication methods and systems, often from disparate providers.'"
Industry analysts indicate that Unified Communication systems include four key components; telecommunications (i.e., IP-PBX and VoIP), videoconferencing, unified messaging (email, voicemail and instant messaging), and Web conferencing. In addition to iLinc's existing direct sales strategy and ongoing indirect sales activities, iLinc has embarked on an indirect distribution and partnership strategy that positions iLinc as a key provider of critical Web conferencing software for those engaged in a UC strategy.
"We see use of our award-winning software on an OEM basis as a key component to the announced Unified Communications strategies of prominent IP-PBX, video conferencing and unified messaging providers. We hope to mature and be able to announce those new OEM distribution agreements within this fiscal year," concluded Dr. Powers.
iLinc Communications, Inc. (AMEX: ILC) is a leading developer of Web conferencing software and audio conferencing solutions for highly secure and cost-effective online meetings, presentations, and training sessions. The Company's technology allows people in diverse locations to communicate and collaborate online while avoiding the expense, environmental damage, and productivity losses associated with travel. iLinc provides an award-winning, enterprise-wide suite of Web, audio and video conferencing solutions that can be scaled up or down to meet the needs of any size organization. Offering the industry's most flexible pricing models, iLinc gives organizations the power to choose an on-premise installed, on-demand hosted, or hybrid solution--whichever model delivers the highest ROI for the customer. iLinc is headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. with offices in Troy, New York and Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information visit http://www.iLinc.com.
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1. Report of Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, 2007 by Bern Elliot, August 20, 2007. Please note that iLinc was not named in this report. The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted May 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.