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Westell's ConferencePlus(R) Expands Global Audio and Video Bridge NetworkNative IP Connections Are Now Available in New York, Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong (February 09, 2011)
SCHAUMBURG, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/11 -- Conference Plus, Inc. (ConferencePlus®), a subsidiary of Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), and a leading provider of global conferencing solutions, announced today the expansion of their global Managed Bridge Services. This expansion makes its audio and video bridge network in New York, Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong available for direct connection to customers' networks.
ConferencePlus' Managed Bridge Services enable customers to achieve all the cost benefits of a hardware/software solution while retaining all the advantages of traditional fully managed conferencing service offerings. With this expansion, ConferencePlus now offers customers numerous choices to minimize their transport expense and maximize their network utilization. In addition, ConferencePlus also offers access to both dedicated and shared audio and video bridge platforms, along with the ability to manage existing customer-owned bridge platforms. Customers can connect to the ConferencePlus network using any carrier that has a presence in our commercial location facilities.
All ConferencePlus Managed Bridge deployments benefit from integration with My Account Dashboard, ConferencePlus' industry leading web portal, which includes full integration with WebEx, Microsoft® Live Meeting and IBM LotusLive. Customers can also benefit from robust end-point and room management systems and the ability to securely connect across disparate networks.
Since the initial deployments began, service volume has more than quadrupled, along with a significant expansion in the number of implemented carrier interconnects for those services. "We're seeing substantial interest from customers of all sizes that can realize significant reductions in conferencing cost with these solutions," said Greg Doerr, Chief Operating Officer of ConferencePlus. "Customers have been implementing Voice and Video over Internet Protocol (IP) networks for many years, and bringing their conferencing services on-net represents the next logical step. By expanding our Managed Bridge Service options, we are making it possible for a wider range of potential customers to take that next step. These service options also offer greater pricing flexibility through both fixed price and more traditional usage-based models, depending on the options selected," Mr. Doerr added.
ConferencePlus is hosting an "Ask the Expert" live webinar on February 24, 2011, at 12N CT, which will be presented by Greg Doerr. Mr. Doerr will review ConferencePlus' expanded Managed Bridge Services offerings in detail. This event is intended to inform and assist IT and Telecommunications decision-makers in determining whether Managed Bridge Services are a fit for their organization. Use the following link to register for this complimentary live online event: http://bit.ly/idNT2t
About Conference Plus, Inc.
Conference Plus, Inc., a leading global provider of audio, video, webcasting and web conferencing services, is dedicated to providing high quality, reliable conferencing services that customers trust with their most important events. ConferencePlus is leading the way in providing innovative IP-based collaboration solutions backed by proven technology and exceptional customer service. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois with an international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ConferencePlus is a subsidiary of Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL). Additional information about ConferencePlus can be obtained by visiting http://www.conferenceplus.com.
About Westell Technologies, Inc.
Westell Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a holding company for Westell, Inc. and Conference Plus, Inc. Westell, Inc. designs, distributes, markets and services a broad range of broadband customer-premises equipment, digital transmission, remote monitoring, power distribution and demarcation products used by telephone companies and other telecommunications service providers. Additional information can be obtained by visiting http://www.westell.com.
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