CUseeMe Networks' Meetingpoint Conference Server Used for Demonstration of IP-based Visual Communications Capabilities Between Russia and the U.S.
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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2000
U.S. National Response Center, Global Disaster Network, Russian EMERCOM EMERCOM Ministry of Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters
Crisis Management Center and Other Agencies Team up at ACCESS
Center to Demonstrate Emergency Communications
CUseeMe(R) Networks (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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The U.S. National Response Center (NRC NRC
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"We're pleased that our MeetingPoint server provides such a robust multipoint conferencing solution for this demonstration," said Gary McGuire, director of government sales at CUseeMe Networks. "A demonstration of this scale obviously highlights the importance of being able to communicate live and share data globally, which is a reality over today's IP-based networks."
The demonstration is being hosted by ACCESS (Alliance Center for Collaboration, Education, Science and Software), a part of the National Computational Science Alliance (Alliance) in Arlington, VA. The Alliance is a nationwide partnership funded by the National Science Foundation and led by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (body, World-Wide Web) National Center for Supercomputing Applications - (NCSA) The birthplace of the first version of the Mosaic World-Wide Web browser.
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About CUseeMe Networks
CUseeMe Networks puts e-businesses and consumers face-to-face by developing and hosting innovative solutions for interactive voice and visual communications over the Internet. The company's groundbreaking CUseeMe Web technology enables live audio, video, and collaboration capabilities to be embedded in a standard Web page for applications such as visual instant messaging, Internet videochat, face-to-face e-commerce, and dynamic Web-based conferencing. Information about CUseeMe Networks can be found on the web at http://www.cuseeme.com. Visitors can experience voice and visual communications online at CUseeMe Networks' showcase web site http://www.cuseemeworld.com. CUseeMe Networks was formerly White Pine Software.