|[May 11, 2004]
TMC On-Line University Uses Arel's Universal Conferencing Software Solution to Deliver Interactive Rich-Media Webinars
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)-- May 11, 2004 -- Arel Spotlight to Power Upcoming IP PBX and SIP Certification Courses
Arel Communications and Software (NASDAQ:ARLC), technology leader in universal voice, video and data web communication for interactive conferencing/collaboration and training applications, today announced that its rich-media conferencing solution, Arel Spotlight(TM), will power a series of upcoming TMC University webinars for IP PBX and SIP developers. The IP PBX 101 program will begin on Wednesday, May 19th, and continue on May 20th, 2004. The SIP Developer 101 program will begin on Wednesday, June 16th, and continue on Thursday, June 17th, 2004.
Philippe Szwarc, CEO of Arel, said, "We are thrilled that TMC will be utilizing our rich-media conferencing solution to enhance their certification programs for both instructors and participants. The company's decision to leverage Arel Spotlight reflects the growing recognition that live, video-enabled presentations enhance the learning experience by engaging participants and holding their attention so they retain more information and walk away with more knowledge."
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has been a leading publisher and conference company in the communications space for over 30 years. TMC University offers live and online certification programs to professionals who want to validate their competency in VoIP and related technology. Each certification is highly targeted and features comprehensive presentations given by industry experts. Participants are able to interact live with their instructors during the sessions and take an online exam to qualify for each certification.
Rich Tehrani, President of TMC, said, "The ability to collaborate in real-time with synchronized voice, video and data is absolutely key to the success of TMC University. Arel's advanced technology offers a compelling personal conferencing experience that will increase the value of our certification programs and will markedly improve how our session participants interact and learn. We're really excited to have our courses powered by such cutting-edge technology."
Arel Spotlight is an integrated application suite, designed from the ground up to deliver synchronized, real-time voice, video and data communications over converged IP networks. Arel's family of Spotlight applications includes Spotlight Meeting, Spotlight Campus, and the new Spotlight Webinar. Spotlight Meeting is designed for interactive work groups as well as one-to-one meetings, Spotlight Campus is a feature-rich solution covering all aspects of distance training, and Spotlight Webinar is a new addition to the Spotlight family of applications designed for video-enabled live web-based seminars for knowledge delivery to large audiences. Each application provides integrated live audio, video, media rich content and data collaboration along with its own administrative environment.
TMC University will be leveraging Arel Spotlight to deliver its first two certification courses on IP PBX and SIP development. More information on participating in TMC University can be found at http://www.tmcnet.com/university.
About Arel Communications and Software:
Arel Communications and Software, a technology leader in interactive web communications, develops, markets and sells a universal conferencing software solution for enterprise-wide deployment of integrated voice, video and data web conferencing/collaboration and training applications. Designed around Arel's Integrated Conferencing Platform(TM) (ICP) core software, the Arel Spotlight(TM) application suite facilitates collaboration for key business processes such as corporate and marketing communications, distance learning, product development, customer relationship management, and supply chain management by allowing dispersed enterprise users to collaborate in real time with synchronized voice, video and data. Arel's scaleable, secure, and network-friendly universal conferencing solution is becoming the choice solution for large enterprises moving from 'off-network' pay per usage services to 'on-network' solutions for greater control, cost-savings and integration with internal systems. www.arelcom.com
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the industry, changes in demand for products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Arel Communications and Software's filings with the Security Exchange Commission.
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