CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 22, 2002--IBSystems, a leading provider of web portals and virtual trade shows, today entered into an agreement with Wanadu, Inc. to provide web seminars with animated presentations to its targeted high-tech audience. In addition to providing this service, IBSystems is also now a Wanadu preferred sales representative, and will be marketing and selling the Wanadu solution to its many corporate clients.
By using Wanadu's iConference solution, based on Macromedia®-Flash Communication Server MX(TM) technology IBSystems can now provide seamless and highly reliable multi-platform web seminars to hundreds of participants per session that incorporate streaming video, audio, chat, and white-boarding at a cost that provides a high ROI for its clients.
David Heller, IBSystems' president, said, "We've tried many other seminar solutions in the past, and they've all come up short. Wanadu's leading edge iConference solution out performs anything we've ever tried. Their complementary product, iCreate, allows us to instantly convert Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations to streaming Flash that includes slide animations and audio."
Bhanu Sharma, Wanadu's VP of Products and Business Development, said, "I'm very excited about our partnership with IBSystems. They'll be using our Conferencing and PowerPoint to Flash technology to reach a corporate audience that we want to penetrate, and while they're holding seminars they'll help us expand into these markets. It's a win-win for both our companies."
Wanadu's iConference is a perfect adjunct to IBSystems' virtual trade shows by enhancing interactivity and making its virtual shows even more like their physical counterparts. Heller said, "With iConference we are now adding technical conferences to our virtual shows."
At IBSystems' virtual shows, attendees visit booths to chat directly with company representatives, experience a wide range of multimedia product and corporate presentations, take literature, download demonstration software, and if they get hungry, they can even order a pizza delivered directly to their office. And now, with the Wanadu solution, they can attend live interactive technical seminars.
IBSystems is a leading provider of web portals and virtual trade shows targeted at computer modeling professional audiences. Its EDAToolsCafe.com, MCADCafe.com, GISCafe.com, AECCafe.com, PCBCafe, and CareersCafe web portals bring valuable resources and timely information and job opportunities to professionals in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Architectural Engineering (AEC), and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) industries. Its CareersCafe brings employers and jobseekers together in each of these high-tech fields. IBSystems complements their portals with Virtual Trade shows and four Vision online magazines. The company is building and launching additional industry-focused vertical portals and products on an on-going basis. For more information on IBSystems please visit http://www.ibsystems.com/.
About Wanadu, Inc.
Founded in early 2000 and based in Silicon Valley, Wanadu makes business communication solutions that are easy, fast and affordable for professionals in training, eLearning, sales, and marketing. Wanadu's suite of solutions includes enterprise solutions for conferencing, PowerPoint conversion to Flash, PowerPoint document management and legacy application integration. Please visit http://www.wanadu.com for more information.
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IBSystems, Inc. David Heller, 408/850-9201 Marketing@IBSystems.com or Wanadu, Inc. Bhanu Sharma, 650/210-9190 firstname.lastname@example.org