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  • Subject: I2-NEWS: inSORS Provides Internet2 with Custom Virtual Venue and Bridging Solution
  • Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 10:08:01 -0400


August 4, 2003

Chicago, IL -- inSORS Integrated Communications, Inc., a Chicago-based communications firm that develops, markets, and supports enterprise scale collaboration software and solutions, is delivering a custom Access Grid venue system along with a bridging solution for the Internet2(R) community. The new Internet2 Virtual Venue will allow Internet2 events, from staff meetings to workshops and member meetings, to have private, secure, anytime collaborations via video, audio and data-sharing modes of interaction. The venue will enable multiple, simultaneous meetings without the need for a Multipoint Control Unit (MCU), fully taking advantage of the advanced Internet2 network. Connectivity to the more than 200 Access Grid nodes in the United States, Europe and Asia is also made available through public venue accessibility.

The browser-based Internet2 Access Grid interface allows for single-click navigation of virtual rooms and also contains an integrated room scheduler. Multiple ease of use features have been added to the Internet2 venue such as enhanced data sharing and record and playback capabilities. inSORS also provides unicast-bridging capabilities to encourage inter-member collaborations where multicast connectivity might not be available.

The inSORS product line scales from large Command Centers and Conference rooms down to the laptop or desktop. Existing AG nodes can be updated and tuned-up by inSORS. These for fee services include onsite software install, reconfiguration of audio/video settings, new hardware recommendations and of course training and on-going software support. For more detailed information on the offering please go to

"Internet2 has been a user and promoter of Access Grid technologies for several years. Through the enhanced capabilities of the inSORS solution, we will be able to increase the use of the Access Grid for internal uses as well as the staff's interaction with the global Access Grid community," said Ted Hanss, director of applications for Internet2. "Expanding deployment and use of collaboration services, such as the inSORS solutions, both enhances the network infrastructure by stressing IP multicast and encourages greater interaction among the education, government and corporate member community."

Michael Galich, inSORS President and CEO concurs, "The Internet2 community and Access Grid technology are a natural fit. Internet2 provides the robust connectivity, and inSORS enables the immersive collaborative environment. It's a win-win on multiple levels and inSORS is excited to bring these services to the Internet2 community."

About Internet(R)
Led by more than 200 U.S. universities, working with industry and government, Internet2 is developing and deploying advanced network applications and technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships among academia, industry and government that helped foster today's Internet in its infancy. For more information, visit:

About inSORS
inSORS, based in Chicago, develops, markets, and supports enterprise collaboration software and solutions that enable multiple groups and individuals to collaborate via audio, video, and data modes of interaction. Access Grid and related distributed collaboration technologies are inSORS' sole focus. The inSORS Grid solution provides an innovative conferencing and collaboration software platform. inSORS Grid solutions include client and venue software, documentation and technical support, and a comprehensive range of professional services including installation, network consulting, and training. inSORS also offers custom configurations and private venues.

Michelle Pollak Brian Gleason
Internet2 inSORS
(202) 331-5345 (312) 786-9169 x110

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