Premiere Global Services Enhances and Upgrades ReadyCast
ReadyCast Enables Simple, Affordable, International Audio and Web Collaboration
ATLANTA, GA, June 18, 2007 -
Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), a global provider of on-demand communication technologies-based business process improvement solutions, today announced it has integrated and upgraded its industry leading ReadyCast® Web collaboration and data sharing application, powered by WebEx with ReadyConference® GlobalMeet®. ReadyCast now has an easy-to-use, customizable user interface, making it an ideal solution for small to medium sized conference and collaboration calls. For customers who utilize Web conferencing to meet with participants outside the US, GlobalMeet provides international toll free and local access worldwide and is integrated into ReadyCast for simple scheduling.
ReadyCast combines the clear audio quality of an automated ReadyConference Plus or GlobalMeet call with the collaboration capabilities of the Web. Ideal for small, interactive meetings, ReadyCast offers the ability to add visual presentations, white boarding, Web tours, live demos, chat, polling and application sharing to a ReadyConference Plus or GlobalMeet conference call. ReadyCast is completely automated and available around the clock, which means users can launch and host a conference anytime, anywhere, making it the perfect tool for spur-of-the-moment meetings as well as those meetings that are scheduled ahead of time.
Integration with GlobalMeet enables ReadyCast users to include international toll and toll free conferencing numbers in meeting invitations and within the WebEx meeting console. Easier than ever to use GlobalMeet in conjunction with ReadyCast, the upgraded ReadyCast, powered by WebEx now offers:
- Intuitive, easy-to-use interface
- Simpler access to international dial-in numbers through GlobalMeet audio conferencing integration
- Ability for presenters to run full screen presentations, applications or desktop sharing while transparently managing meeting functions such as chat, attendee lists and notes though PowerPanelsTM
- Access to all panels and tools while in full screen view via a floating icon tray
- Increased productivity for power users through shortcut keys and hotkeys
“Enterprise customers who need to collaborate from diverse geographic locations can now do so quickly, easily and affordably with ReadyCast integrated with GlobalMeet,” said Charles King, Director of Marketing, Conferencing Solutions, Premiere Global Services, Inc. “Available from one platform, our industry leading audio and Web applications offer flexibility and a new, easy-to-use interface powered by WebEx. Both ReadyCast and GlobalMeet enable businesses to automate, simplify and improve their communication-centric business processes.”
About Premiere Global Services, Inc.
Premiere Global Services, Inc., formerly Ptek Holdings, Inc., is a leading global provider of innovative business communications and data services. Customers use our ASP platform to conduct traditional and VoIP-based collaboration sessions and to process and deliver large quantities of individualized, business critical information. Premiere Global offers outsourced document delivery, data capture, alerts/notifications and campaign management solutions that automate customers' business processes and improve efficiency levels enterprise-wide. We also offer a full suite of conferencing solutions, including automated, operator-assisted and Web collaboration services that enable customers to communicate real-time via our advanced, open standards global conferencing platform.
Premiere Global serves more than 46,000 corporate accounts in nearly every business sector, throughout 18 countries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.pgi.com.
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