CHICAGO, September 9, 2008 – When companies are hosting an audio, Web or video event, webcasting or streaming gives them an easy, cost-effective way to reach anyone around the world with internet access. This is why InterCall, the world’s largest provider of conferencing and collaboration services, has launched a new partnership to enhance its offering of streaming services to their customers.
Through a strategic partnership with ON24, Inc., a global leader in webcasting and virtual events solutions, companies will now be able to stream their marketing events, training sessions or company announcements on a pay-per-use basis. The agreement also enables InterCall to become a one-stop shop for all types of streaming services, with on-site support and broadcast quality production services for live events.
“Streaming allows companies to reach a wider audience. The increase in Webinar attendance is a clear example of the need for companies to incorporate streaming into their communications plan,” said Scott Etzler, president of InterCall. "Streaming allows tens of thousands to participate in a conference, in a way that can be more cost-effective."
Added Sharat Sharan, President and CEO of ON24, "When it comes to large group communication, webcasting is the best solution to reach this audience size. Streaming extends the advantages of conferencing to anyone who has an Internet connection. Customers who need to reach a large and geographically-dispersed audience will benefit the most."
PC and Macintosh® users will both be able to take full advantage of streaming technology. InterCall Streaming is browser-based, so no downloads or plug-ins are required. It is fully compatible with Microsoft® Internet Explorer® and Mozilla Firefox®, with audio/visual support through Windows® Media Player®, RealPlayer®, and Adobe® Flash®.
All of InterCall’s services are backed by around-the-clock technical support. For more information, please visit www.intercall.com.
More than 600 global organizations in publishing, technology, life sciences, government, and financial services rely on ON24, including Business Objects, Cardinal Health, Cisco Systems, UBM Media, Credit Suisse, U.S. Department of Education, GE Healthcare, IBM, Motorola, National Science Foundation, and Samsung. ON24 is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, London and Beijing.
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 www.intercall.com.