VIACK Named as Subcontractor For Arizona State Telecommunications Contract with Cox Communications

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VIACK to offer VIA3 secure online collaboration service to Arizona government groups.

VIACK Corporation, a leading authority on secure online collaboration solutions and communications, today announced it was selected by Cox Communications as a preferred vendor for its recently awarded State of Arizona Telecommunications Carrier Services Contract. Under the contract, VIACK will provide its flagship product, VIA3 Assured Collaboration Service, which encompasses a suite of desktop communication tools including instant messaging, audio, information sharing and secure video conference software.

“The partnership with Cox affords us a significant opportunity to reach government entities throughout Arizona and demonstrate the effectiveness of VIA3 as a secure desktop collaboration tool,” said Amy Fadida, senior vice president of VIACK Corporation. “The innovative applications that can be employed using VIA3, such as data sharing, instant communication and effective collaboration, have the potential to save agencies a great deal of time and thus save taxpayers many thousands of dollars each year.”

VIA3 will be offered as a value-added service as part of Cox Communications’ state contract which includes data and secure video conferencing software backed by one of the largest broadband networks in the United States. Government entities can utilize VIA3 web collaboration applications to streamline first responders’ communications, increase telework opportunities and support continuity of operations in the event of a disaster or crisis. Additionally, VIA3 will create opportunities for savings of both time and money in relation to the reduction of travel, gas prices and downtime.

“Cox Business Services is proud to partner with VIA3 to play a major role in creating a more modern and efficient telecommunications system for Arizona government,” said Mike Petty, vice president of Cox Business Services (CBS).

“Cox and VIA3 are helping the State to consolidate its voice and data needs and once the new system is complete, future decisions regarding infrastructure will be easier to make and will save Arizonans money,” says Petty.

Under the Telecommunications Carrier Services contract, VIA3 is available to all municipalities in Arizona without the need for an additional RFP process.

About VIACK

VIACK Corporation is the leading authority on secure collaboration, communications and web meeting software. Unlike communication services with limited capabilities, the company’s VIA3 Assured Collaboration Service provides organizations with an integrated combination of business communication tools including instant messaging, video, audio and information sharing all in one convenient desktop offering. VIA3 was built from the ground up to establish the highest standard of security, enabling companies to conduct meetings and communications over the Internet without risking theft or interception of sensitive information. Employees, colleagues, partners and vendors can now conduct meetings and share live information as if they were in the same office. VIACK’s service has been embraced by leading enterprises, high-tech companies, professional service organizations and the US government. The company’s products and services are available from VIACK, authorized service providers and government contracting vehicles. For more information, go to http://www.viack.com.

Cox Communications Arizona

Cox Communications, a Fortune 500 company, is a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly three million residential and business service subscribers in Arizona (a service subscriber measures an individual service purchased by a customer). In the Phoenix area, Cox serves more than 2.5 million service subscribers in 28 communities. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves more than 350,000 service subscribers in 14 communities. Cox’s 15,000-mile hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses digital television, high-speed Internet access, home networking, high-definition television and telephone service. Cox Arizona offers award winning products and services to residential and business customers, and recently received the highest honors from J.D. Power and Associates’ Residential All-Distance Telephone Customer Satisfaction Study in the Western Region for the forth consecutive year and highest among Internet service providers in the J.D. Power and Associates’ 2005 Internet Service Provider Residential Satisfaction Study. Cox Business Services (CBS) received highest marks from J.D. Power and Associates for customer satisfaction among small/midsize business data service providers in the nation. Cox has also won the PC Magazine Readers’ Choice Award three constitutive times. Local cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services are sold under the Cox Media brand. Statewide, Cox contributes more than $10 million annually in cash and in-kind contributions to community-based organizations, including local youth and education programs and employs more than 2,500 Arizonans. Cox Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc and serves approximately 6.7 million customers nationwide, including 6.3 million basic cable subscribers. Additional information about Cox in Arizona is available at http://www.cox.com/arizona.

Contact:    

Cathy Planchard

VIACK Corporation

(480) 735-5925

Carol Klimas

Off Madison Ave

(480) 505-4527

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