Telecon West 2000 Exhibitor Profiles

December 6, 2000

Listed below are profiles from Telecon West exhibitors. These profiles and additional exhibitor news releases and advisories can be found online at

Company: American Medical Development

Booth: 357, 454

Contact: Josh Abrams

Phone: 978-937-9021



American Medical Development is the leading supplier of medical

devices and data peripherals to telemedicine programs and solutions

providers worldwide. AMD products support a wide range of medical

specialties and are installed in over 1700 telemedicine sites in more

than 40 countries. AMD products are supported by complete

installation, training, technical, and repair services.

Participation with hundreds of telemedicine operations in

virtually every clinical and physical environment has allowed AMD to

develop extensive telemedicine expertise, which we share with our

customers. AMD provides the devices you need, the telemedicine

expertise you rely on, the performance you demand and a commitment to

your success.

Company: American VideoPhone Corp.

Booth: 131

Contact: Jim Cope

Phone: 713-789-3445



American VideoPhone invites you to make a videophone call or dial

up a movie on the RoseTel Communications Network (RCN) anywhere across

the nation. RCN, the world’s first and only fully switched broadband

network offering “OnLive” videophone and data services. The OnLive

quality of service (QOS) delivered by RoseTel means perfect lip-sync

video, at a fixed 30fps, with no perceptible latency that is full

screen/ color/ motion and totally duplex ( bi-directional). Easy: like

making an everyday telephone call. Migrates to the desktop at

amazingly low cost without sacrificing QOS. Multipoint video

conferencing. Point to multipoint broadcasting. Multipoint to single

point access.

Company: Array Microsystems

Booth: 1628

Contact: Michelle Valdes

Phone: 408-357-6027



Visit Array’s booth and see the new $399 Conferencer and learn

about our FREE video camera offer! Conferencer is the world’s first

sub-$400 PC-based solution that provides business-quality video

conferencing. Conferencer accelerates Microsoft’s NetMeeting video

conferencing and visual collaboration application software, raising

the quality of NetMeeting video conferences to that of expensive

room-based video conferencing systems. Array Microsystems is a leading

supplier of enhanced digital video solutions for conferencing,

recording, surveillance, and streaming. Don’t forget to ask about our

FREE video camera offer!

Company: Avaya

Booth: 639

Contact: Robyn Roberts

Phone: 908–953-4364



Avaya. We’re the new kids on the block — well– sort of. Avaya,

the enterprise networks group spun off from Lucent Technologies on

Oct. 2, will hold TeleCon 2000 demos December 6-8, at the Anaheim

Convention Center, booth 639. Avaya will have conferencing subject

matter experts on hand to give update on the company’s latest

conferencing products. Avaya, a leader in the conferencing industry,

will be demoing several state-of-the-art conferencing products,

including its soon to be released 7.1 MultiPoint Conferencing Unit

with IP capabilities. We offer voice, converged voice and data,

customer relationship management, messaging, multi-service networking,

conferencing and structured cabling products and services.

Conferencing products include: the Avaya MultiPoint Conferencing Unit,

the Avaya Audio Conferencing System and iCosm(tm) Collaborative Video.

Company: Biamp Systems

Booth: 109

Contact: Norma Lauzon

Phone: 503-641-7287



Founded in 1976, Biamp Systems is a global leader in providing

audio solutions for applications as diverse as boardrooms, courtrooms,

churches, schools, and legislative halls. For 24 years Biamp has

engineered and manufactured innovative and quality audio equipment

designed for installation by professional system integrators. Our

ADVANTAGE® brand products, including the VOICECRAFTER(tm), and the

newly-released SPM723, are superior in craftsmanship and are used in

installations worldwide.

Biamp specializes in equipment designed for teleconferencing,

videoconferencing, and distance learning applications. Our combination

of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology has earned us a

global reputation for quality, integrity, and service.

Company: Centrinity Inc.

Booth: 1229

Contact: Monica Salvo

Phone: 905-415-7106



Centrinity’s FirstClass UM system allows users to communicate

efficiently and securely, regardless of location, communications

device, or the connection path used. FirstClass UM provides one

mailbox for all messaging and online collaboration. All users, whether

mobile or in the office, can access voice mail, email, and even fax

messages in one location with their device of choice. With text to

voice capability, the FirstClass UM mailbox even allows users to

listen to, reply and forward email messages over the telephone.

Available now in North America, FirstClass UM was created for

telecommunications companies, systems integrators, application service

providers (ASPs) and enterprises.

Company: Compunetix

Compunetix builds world-class audioconferencing bridges, designing

the most reliable and feature-rich bridges in the industry. The

company develops a line of multimedia teleconferencing Multipoint

Control Units (MCUs) to telephone companies, PTTs, private service

bureaus, distance learning organizations, and corporations.

Compunetix has been involved in the manufacturing and development

of complex processing systems for over 30 years. With 100,000 ports

installed worldwide, the company has the industry’s largest worldwide

deployment of digital teleconferencing systems.

The company is recognized as the leader in conferencing

technology. For the second consecutive year, the Frost & Sullivan

Report named Compunetix market leader in the audioconferencing bridge


Company: Convergent Media Systems

Booth: 1211

Contact: Sandy Schlenk

Phone: 404-231-8340



Convergent Media Systems pioneered the satellite delivery of

corporate television in 1980. A full service provider, Convergent is

the leading integrator of business television and interactive distance

learning networks, meeting the needs of major corporations, agencies

of the federal government and state education organizations.

Convergent recently broadened its focus to include Internet protocol

technologies, applying them to extend the reach of satellite

television networks to small offices, home offices and the desktop. In

fact, Convergent’s mission is to become a leading applications service

provider of satellite-delivered Internet Protocol (IP) video,

broadband and interactive e-learning solutions.

Company: CUseeMe Networks

Booth: 1439

Contact: Tanya Prather

Phone: 603-886-9050



CUseeMe Networks, the leading provider of voice and visual

communications solutions for the Internet, will be announcing the

latest version of its award-winning H.323 MCU under a new name.

MeetingPoint will now be called the CUseeMe Conference Server, v5,

consistent with branding for the company’s complete line of

conferencing solutions.

Also on hand at Telecon will be a demonstration of how the

Conference Server has been embedded into the Microsoft Exchange

platform. This integration allows standards-based conferencing to be

scheduled and accessed directly through the Outlook email system.

Company: Extron Electronics

Booth: 419

Contact: Jeff Gibson

Phone: 714-491-1500 or 800-633-9876



Located in Anaheim, California, Extron Electronics produces scan

converters, scalers, and signal converters to facilitate and enhance

videoconferencing and distance learning applications. Extron is a

leading manufacturer of computer-video interfaces, switchers,

distribution amplifiers, signal processors, and high resolution cable.

Extron’s equipment is used to integrate video and audio into

presentation displays for today’s high-tech boardrooms,

presentation/training centers, university lecture halls, and other


Company: Frost & Sullivan

Booth: 124

Contact: Kristi Grier

Phone: 210-247-2403



Frost & Sullivan is an International strategic market consulting,

training and research company. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon

Valley, Frost & Sullivan has offices world wide. With this global

exposure, Frost & Sullivan has positioned themselves as a major market

contender in the Communications and Information Technologies spectrum.

To learn more about Frost & Sullivan please visit their website at

Areas of focus in the Telecommunications market are the

Audioconferencing and Videoconferencing sectors. Frost & Sullivan has

designed these market analyses as a way to arm our clients with

competitive information, expert analyst opinions and strategic


Company: General DataComm-Multimedia Division

Booth: 1060

Contact: Valerie Bohbot

Phone: 514-335 3015



GDC’s Multimedia Division delivers integrated, scalable and

service-provider class MPEG-2 solutions for distance learning,

telemedicine and video conferencing over broadband wide area ATM and

next generation Internet networks.

GDC’s flagship multimedia product, the MAC 500, recently received

the 2000 Market Engineering Award for Technology Innovation from Frost

& Sullivan. That innovation continues with the announcements of new

IMA and IP capabilities (please see the releases in our press kit).

The MAC 500 is being widely deployed by educational and financial

institutions, hospitals and clinics, and government agencies. MAC 500

users include Verizon, Goldman Sachs and the University of Quebec.


Company: Global Scheduling Solutions

Booth: 546

Contact: Tom Bigliani

Phone: 631-273-5800



The Global Scheduling System (GSS) is a Web-based resource

scheduling system designed to centralize the scheduling of conference

rooms throughout any size organization: local, national or global. The

GSS was created to simplify and streamline the process of allowing

end-users to reserve a conference room anywhere within a company’s


The product was designed with all levels of PC users in mind; from

the high-end system administrator to the most technically-challenged

executives, everyone can use the GSS to reserve a conference room or

other resource within their organization.

Company: InnovaCom, Inc.

Booth: 661

Contact: Frank Alioto

Phone: 408-727-2447



InnovaCom, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of high quality MPEG

video transmission solutions and DVD authoring systems. Demonstrations

at the Expo will feature systems and solutions from InnovaCom’s

TransPEG and MediaWEB families, teamed with Marconi Communications

networks and switches. Distance Learning, videoconferencing, IP video

streaming will be highlighted applications over ATM, IP networks and

T1 video networks.

Historically, users with existing IP networks have experienced

challenges due to bandwidth limitations, quality of service (QoS) and

cost issues. InnovaCom’s MediaWEB Live Streaming Transmission system’s

Streaming File Server (MediaWEB SFS) and the TransPEG Distance

Learning Terminal (TDLT), are collaborative solutions that allow users

to take advantage of real-time, high quality video.

Company: Instruction Set, Inc.

Booth: 1469

Contact: Monique Spence or Stephen Gentile

Phone: 508-651-9085 x6812 or 617-803-2643 (cell)

E-mail: or


Instruction Set is a leading Education Solutions Provider(ESP),

offering a comprehensive suite of training products and services,

including web-based and instructor-led training, course development,

education consulting services and complete outsourced solutions.

At Instruction Set, IT training starts with listening. It’s

finding the best way to get knowledge not just between the walls of a

company, but between the ears of the people who work there.

Company: Latitude Communications

Booth: 1257

Contact: Larry Stein

Pager: 888-370-7251



Latitude is the leading provider of e-conferencing solutions for

enterprises. Latitude’s award-winning MeetingPlace Conference Server

delivers enterprise-wide voice and web conferencing to improve the

ability of employees, partners, and customers to meet and work.

e-Conferencing is the ability to talk and share electronic information

in real-time over any enterprise network (voice, data or Internet).

MeetingPlace integrates with Lotus Notes or Microsoft Exchange

allowing users to set-up and attend e-conferences from their familiar

desktop application. Companies such as Cisco, Andersen Consulting and

Merrill Lynch have standardized on MeetingPlace speed decision making

among highly mobile and geographically dispersed workers.

Company: MetraTech

Booth: 309

Contact: Brenda Kelly

Phone: 781-839-8300 (office) or 781-424-0868 (mobile)



MetraTech accelerates profitability for business service providers

with the first web services billing and revenue growth solution.

MetraTech’s native XML-based billing platform enables business model

agility, mass customization, revenue realization, and strategic

differentiation in a fiercely competitive market. The MetraTech

billing platform seamlessly integrates with existing infrastructure,

allowing customers to utilize the entire billing solution or choose

selected parts of the billing process as needed. Available through

licensing or hosted via the Internet, application and business service

providers (ASPs/BSPs), enhanced communication service providers, and

digital marketplaces benefit from MetraTech’s solution. For additional

information, visit or call 781-839-8300.

Company: Motion Media

Booth: 261

Contact: Trudi Scantlebury, PR Manager

Phone: 44-1454-338581



Motion Media Technology ( is a world leader

in the design of video communications products for business,

government, and healthcare organisations around the world. The company

provides a range of low cost, easy to use products with outstanding

video quality, including desktop videophones, group videoconferencing

systems, remote surveillance systems, and a variety of board-level

codecs suitable for incorporation into other products.

Primary markets served are videoconferencing, surveillance,

telemedicine (including healthcare), and video-enabled services. All

are high growth markets now that low cost, standards-based video

communications technology is becoming available.

The Motion Media mm225 videophone is suitable for home and office

use, its advanced design provides an integral camera and 5″ colour

screen and key features include a 100 entry phonebook, handsfree

operation and an on-screen graphical interface. It also offers data

sharing by a connection to a PC, far end camera control, rapid one

touch dialling of pre-stored numbers, missed call notification and

still image transfer. It can also be connected to a TV for small group


Company: Octave Communications, Inc.

Booth: 1523

Contact: Gina Tziavas

Phone: 603-894-6110



Octave Communications, Inc. is delivering the next-generation

audio and multimedia conferencing platform designed for use by service

bureaus, carriers, competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs),

Internet telephony service providers (ITSPs), application service

providers (ASPs) and enterprise customers. The company provides

systems that are designed to support voice and data conferencing over

both circuit-switched and IP networks. On Monday, December 4, 2000,

Octave and British Telecommunications entered into a two-year $20

million contract to purchase Octave’s OCI 1000 conferencing systems.

Company: Optivision, Inc.

Booth: 1311

Contact: Rebekah Donaldson

Phone: 916-457-8988



Optivision, Inc., leading provider of networked streaming video

products, will demonstrate LivePlayer 1.2 at TeleCon, Booth 1311.

LivePlayer 1.2 – the industry’s first software-only live streaming

playback system enables enterprises to receive, play and record live,

multi-cast and stored video content meets MPEG-1/MPEG-2 standards.

LivePlayer 1.2 scheduled announced date is December 11, 2000.

Optivision CEO Michael Liccardo will present “Unlocking the

Potential of Broadband Enterprise Networks With Streaming Video”,

Thursday, December 7th, 12:30pm – 1:45pm, Room 210B, track entitled:

Streaming Media – Creating and Managing Streaming Media Content.

Company: PictureTel Corporation

Booth: 701 and in the Telemedicine Pavilion, booths 463 and 660

Contact: Betsy Parkins

Phone: 610-325-2099



PictureTel Corporation is the world leader in integrated

collaboration. PictureTel is demonstrating its revolutionary,

next-generation integrated collaboration technology, the PictureTel

900 Series. This multi-purpose computing and interaction solution

combines the most important business communication tools:

videoconferencing, the PC, and the Internet, to enable real-life,

content rich integrated collaboration. Simple to use and highly

reliable, the PictureTel 900 Series removes geographic and technical

barriers to productivity.

Featured speakers include Chairman and CEO, Dr. Norman Gaut in a

keynote address of the “Executive Roundtable,” and Michelle Waugh,

Vice President, Product Management, presenting “The Evolution of

Videoconferencing Systems from Appliances to Multimedia Collaboration


Company:, Inc.

Booth: 1409

Contact: Eric Vidal

Phone: 408-536-0510


Web: is an Internet application service provider (ASP)

for business communications. offers services that enable

companies, organizations, and individuals to distribute information

through streaming, high-quality, media-rich presentations. The company

provides a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to produce, host, and

distribute online presentations.’s on-demand

presentations can be created in an instant and viewed by a global

audience anytime, anywhere.

Founded in 1998, has raised over $20M of venture

capital. The company’s major investors include the Japanese media

conglomerate Softbank Corporation, Trans Cosmos, the Sculley Brothers,

WK Technology Fund, WI Harper Group, Fortunetech Partners LLC, and

Cornerstone Capital.

Company: RADVision

Booth: 1447

Contact: Karen Gurwitz

Phone: 201-529-4300



RADVision (NASDAQ: RVSN – news), the leading provider of award-winning,

industry-standard products and technology for real-time voice and

video communication over IP, will be showcasing its new chassis-based

viaIP multi-service platform with endpoints from industry-leading

partners, in its booth 1447. RADVision’s new viaIP all-in-one-solution

integrates multimedia gateway, multipoint conferencing, data

collaboration, and gatekeeper intelligence into a single,

standards-based platform. The viaIP sets a new price/performance

standard for high-capacity multipoint/gateway platforms, and supports

the greatest number of concurrent users, conferences, and

participants. The viaIP is the most powerful, cost-effective

multipoint conferencing solution available today.

Company: Second Opinion Software, LLC

Booth: 554

Contact: Charlene Apel

Phone: 310-538-2800



Second Opinion(tm) is a family of telehealth applications that

allow medical practitioners to capture color or grayscale images along

with specialty specific data and send them over a TCP/IP Network, a

T-120 data channel, or via email to a remote location. The program

runs under Microsoft Windows® and features include integrated

security measures, sophisticated annotation tools, fully customizable

database plug-ins. Second Opinion(tm) Standard was developed to

operate point-to-point over low bandwidth phone lines. Second

Opinion(tm) Professional is designed to do multi-point document

management, and it is a full automation server with a programmer’s

tool kit available for custom solutions.

Company: SMART Technologies Inc.

Booth: 1629

Contact: Jody Robbins

Phone: 403-245-0333



SMART Roomware(tm) products facilitate group information sharing,

whether you’re in the same office or located around the world. By

pressing the touch-sensitive surface of the SMART Board(tm), Rear

Projection SMART Board(tm) or SMART Matisse(tm), you can control

projected software applications and other multimedia. You can write

over top of any application and then save, print or e-mail your notes.

With Hawkeye(tm), an optical whiteboard capture system, you can take

digitally enhanced photos of notes on your existing whiteboard. And

with SMART Expression(tm), a mobile multimedia cabinet, you can

integrate your choice of presentation tools in one secure location.

For more information, visit

Company: THINQ Learning Solutions

Booth: 1659

Contact: Tracy Purcell

Phone: 978-671-7517



THINQ’s powerful enterprise-wide learning solution helps

corporations create a learning agenda mapped to business objectives,

supported by technology and services that ensure organizational

success. THINQ’s corporate learning solutions combine organizational

development strategy, a flexible and scalable Web-based learning

management infrastructure, and proven change management services that

drive learners to improve performance. THINQ TrainingServer Learning

Management System (LMS), THINQ Learning Consulting (TLC), THINQ

Learning Center and THINQ RFP Exchange help enterprises procure,

manage and administer in-house, custom and off-the-shelf learning

solutions. THINQ is headquartered in Billerica, Mass., with offices

located throughout North America and the U.K.

Company: TODD Video Network Management, Inc.

TODD Video Network Management, Inc. develops, sells and supports

TC Reliance Video Manager. TC Reliance Video Manager is a suite of

software products including network administration, web-accessed

reservation management and automated connection control. TC Reliance

Video Manager’s technology-neutral software manages any-size video

network using any combination of video transport technologies. TODD’s

newest release of TC Reliance Video Manager features support of Secure

Socket Layers (SSL) for enhanced security, advanced network

configuration tools to simplify operations and easy-to-use reservation

management for non-technical users making it the ideal choice for

distance learning, telemedicine, broadcasting, security, corporate and

government video networks.

Company: Voyant Technologies, Inc.

Booth: 1239

Contact: Candace Flynn

Phone: 303-223-5225



Voyant Technologies delivers innovative and collaborative enhanced

voice solutions for switched and IP networks. The company’s

ground-breaking technologies enable a suite of reliable and scalable

voice applications including conferencing capabilities, click-to-talk,

and other e-communication services for CASPs, ASPs, service providers

and next-gen carriers. In addition, Voyant’s open APIs encourage

developers to create differentiating voice and enriched multi-media

applications that meet the needs of diverse vertical markets. A

successful start-up with over 225 customers in 22 different countries,

Voyant has a true global vision. See the TeleCon show guide for

presentations that include members of the Voyant team.

Company: V-SPAN

Booth: 1515

Contact: Mark Evans or Joshua Cartagenova

Phone: 610-382-1000

E-mail: or


V-SPAN will participate in two conference sessions. Ken Hayward,

president and founder, will take part in The Future of Conferencing

Service Providers on December 7th at 3:30 pm – room 208A. Robert

Mason, VP of business development, will take part in The Rise of the

Broadband Service Provider on December 6th at 12:30pm – room 210C.

At Booth (1515) V-SPAN will demonstrate streaming, Reservationless IP Conferencing

featuring Polycom ViaVideo, Webconferencing and the Conferencing

portal via the VR Card.

Reservationless IP Conferencing featuring Polycom ViaVideo

V-SPAN will hold real-time IP conferencing demonstrations each

half hour that will illustrate live IP conference calls at 384 Kbps

with four different locations.

Streaming Technology

V-SPAN will demonstrate the latest streaming technologies and how

organizations can use this cost effective conferencing tool for

large-scale meetings, events and training.

Conferencing Portal via the VR Card

V-SPAN will demonstrate our conferencing portal technology via the

VR Card. The VR Card enables organizations to conduct real-time IP


Come to the booth to register to win a $500 streaming event, $400

Webconference or a $750 multipoint videoconference. V-SPAN provides

virtual global communication solutions over traditional and next

generation networks to corporations, carriers, and ISPs. V-SPAN’s

suite of applications and back office network connectivity services

enable on-demand multimedia conferencing and streaming for meetings,

events and training.

Company: WebEx Communications Inc.

Booth: 1063

Contact: Colin Smith

Phone: 415- 977-1912



Subrah Iyar, chairman, CEO and co-founder of WebEx Communications

and one of the Internet’s leading communications visionaries will be a

keynote speaker at Telecon West 2000. Mr. Iyar will be speaking about

the transformation of the Web into an interactive communications

environment and the beginning of what is being termed the “Real-Time

Revolution”. WebEx’s communications platform, the power behind

real-time meetings on the Web, allows users to hold highly interactive

meetings with fully integrated data, voice, video and telephony. At

Telecon West, WebEx will be announcing several new global

telecommunications and audioconferencing providers that are

integrating WebExs real-time communications platform into their


Company: Wooksung Electronics, Inc.

Booth: 255

Contact: Kyoung Sun Min

Phone: 82-42-485-0092



Our videophone, TelePhoSee, is developed according to H.320

protocol standards, which operates over ISDN international standards.

Moreover, interchangeability between other videophones is tested by

accurate inspection. TelePhoSee supports multiple functions and it is

easy to use and set up. TelePhoSee can also be configured a variety of

ways to fit the varied needs of different users. Now, you can talk &

visually connect with others by TelePhoSee.

TeleStar is a highly efficient videoconferencing system that

enables to setup the videoconferencing system in any computer by

installing WMC1000 board & videoconferencing software. It is possible

to operate the multi-point videoconferencing system without a MCU. It

supports collaborated computing, video/audio editing and four windows

simultaneously and processes multimedia data quick and easily. It can

be applied in various fields such as government, public offices,

schools, companies, banks and hospitals. It is one of the best

videoconferencing systems that anyone can simply learn and apply.

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