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Industry Experts to Speak on Future of Audio Conferencing at TeleCon West 2001

CHICAGO (October 15, 2001) — Ben Yomtoob, vice president of business development of InterCall, will lead industry experts in a panel discussion on the future of audio conferencing at the upcoming TeleCon West 2001 tradeshow.

Yomtoob will lead three other panelists in a discussion on the convergence of audio, data and video technologies. In addition, the panel will also discuss current competition within conferencing, which features are important to end users and what the future feature set will look like. Industry experts will also look at what business applications conferencing will support in the future and the role of technologies such as VoIP. Panelists will discuss new business models and make their predictions on the future of the industry. Finally, the session will conclude with a brief question and answer period for the participants.

The panelists for the session include; Ben Yomtoob, vice president of business development for InterCall, Warren Baxley, vice president of product management for Voyant Technologies, Gerard Pompa, vice president of communications systems division for Compunetix, and David Seavers, chief technology officer for Spectel.

The "Future of Audio Conferencing" session, part of TeleCon West 2001, will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. in room 210A at the Anaheim Convention Center.

InterCall is the largest privately held teleconferencing services provider in the world. The company serves more than 200,000 individual conference leaders in more than 30,000 organizations worldwide. InterCall's services are audio, web and video conferencing. For more information,

Voyant Technologies designs intuitively easier voice collaboration solutions for switched, wireless and IP networks. The company pioneered and patented reservationless conferencing — setting the standard for collaborative voice technologies. For more information,

Compunetix is the leading provider of teleconferencing platforms. With more than 120,000 ports installed worldwide, the company has the industry s largest deployment of digital teleconferencing systems. For more information,

Spectel, Inc. delivers integrated conferencing solutions to corporations worldwide. The company s leading voice, data and streaming video conferencing platforms, applications and services facilitate real-time communications among business users. For more information, ###

About InterCall

InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation, is the largest conference and collaborations service provider in the world, and a leading provider of global cloud-based unified communications services. Founded in 1991, InterCall offers telephony, messaging, conferencing and collaboration tools for businesses of all sizes, from large global enterprises to small or regional companies. With a global footprint and broad service capabilities, InterCall’s flexible models for hosted, managed and on-premises communication services help companies get the most out of their business processes.

InterCall's strong U.S. presence, including four call centers and 26 sales offices, is bolstered by operations in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. For more information, please visit