CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2010 – InterCall, the world's largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, today announced that it has acquired Stream57, a leading provider of fully customizable web event and streaming media solutions and services.
Businesses continue to harness rapidly advancing streaming technology as they seek to connect remote employees and bolster collaboration from within. Organizations are also leveraging streaming for virtual events, as they combat declining physical attendance, rising travel costs and recession-era marketing budgets.
"By acquiring Stream57, InterCall is affirming our vision for the future of event streaming which is changing how companies get their messages out to customers, employees and partners," said Scott Etzler, president, InterCall. "Stream57's incredible streaming technology combined with our global footprint and diverse customer base is a powerful combination unmatched in the marketplace."
Streaming media software and infrastructure have evolved rapidly over the past few years, making event web streaming a 'must-have' technology for all businesses. Already the leader in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries for e-learning, online training and promotional programs, Stream57 provides event web streaming software, services and event expertise to clients across the business spectrum. With an emphasis on in-house platform development and innovation, Stream57 has earned a reputation for platform stability while maintaining a commitment to engaging viewers with the most efficient and effective programs through a platform that provides:
"We have remained at the forefront of the streaming industry due to a dedication to Flash software innovation and an emphasis on providing the best possible viewer experience," said Ben Chodor, founder of Stream57. "We're thrilled to now be a part of the InterCall family and together we will change the way customers across all industries can utilize and benefit from custom streaming communications."
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.