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London UK: 22nd April 2008; Enterprises can now move easily and affordably from “voice and data only” net conferences to professional, web-based video-conferencing, messaging and collaboration. With the launch of the latest version of ICU™ Live! from leading Unified Communications consultancy ICU Global, organisations can bypass traditional hurdles to making the move.

Whilst many organisations have been held back by the cost, resource and equipment limitations traditionally associated with moving to full video collaboration, ICU™ Live! simplifies the process by enabling users simply to log in online and conference in minutes; even using the most basic webcam and headset. And with low entry-level pricing, from £5 per month per user, the solution is budget friendly too.

With twenty new features and enhancements, the new Vista compatible version has been specifically designed for organisations seeking to simplify the process of moving to full voice, data and video conferencing. With up to 64 simultaneous participants, users can share documents, video clips or PowerPoint presentations, and collaborate on ideas via an integrated whiteboard. ICU™ Live! also allows users to record, playback or broadcast meetings, send instant messages and make free internet calls.

ICU™ Live! delivers other major benefits too including significant productivity improvements and reduced corporate travel costs between meetings. Users also reap the rewards of more interpersonal communications and faster decision taking. Interaction with suppliers and customers is also transformed. Requiring just a standard wired or wireless internet connection, and taking only minutes for enterprise administrators to register and download, the benefits of ICU™ Live! are immediate.

Says Stephen McKenzie CEO of ICU Global, “Cost and equipment constraints have held back corporate interaction. Enterprise managers are still holding voice and data only meetings on issues crucial to the performance of the business…. why is this? It’s like sitting in a boardroom with your eyes closed. What a crazy state of affairs! Let’s get on and open the eyes of the enterprise!”

ICU Global has set up a 14 day free trial download at: http://www.icuglobal.co.uk/icu-live.html

Photos show: the latest version of ICU™ Live! and Stephen McKenzie, CEO of ICU Global.

A 14 day free trial is available at www.icuglobal.co.uk

About ICU Global www.icuglobal.co.uk

Since its inception in 2003, ICU Global has become one of the fastest growing companies in the unified communications arena. With considerable expertise in area such as web conferencing and online collaboration, ICU Global is recognised for its commitment to the three C’s: Clear, Concise and Continuous communication.

With telecom service providers now supporting rich-media conferencing across their IP-VPNs, ICU Global’s IP platform provides end-to end, IP interconnectivity between multiple service providers. This combination of the company’s Global IP Index with Service Providers’ IP-VPNs delivers an enterprise-wide, carrier independent, rich-media conferencing service, with class leading reliability and quality. In addition, a predictable and inexpensive cost structure, compared to legacy ISDN based video conferencing systems, means that ICU Global is the solution of choice for companies of all sizes.

ICU Global has introduced ICU™ Live! a complete voice, data, video solution that enables desktop users to video conference with up to 64 simultaneous participants, to share documents, video clips, PowerPoint presentations, and to collaborate on ideas via an integrated whiteboard. ICU™ Live! also allows users to record, playback or broadcast meetings, send instant messages and make free internet calls.
In addition to the significant productivity improvements and reduced operational costs resulting from reduced travel to and from meetings, users also reap the rewards of faster communications and decision taking. Interaction with suppliers and customers is also transformed. Requiring just a standard internet connection, and taking only minutes to register and download, the benefits of ICU™ Live! are immediate.

The company, which is headquartered in London, has also formed a number of strategic partnerships including: CISCO, Radvision and Polycom. Existing users of the company’s technology include Salter, the British-German Association, the University of Westminster / the City of Westminster, Permasteelisa, and Motor Traders Ltd. (Autocar). In addition, ICU Global has helped hundreds of SME clients to take the first steps in unified communications.

Stephen McKenzie, the company’s CEO and founder was nominated in the IoD’s Director of the Year Awards 2007 and is a well known spokesman in the sector.

For further information …. please contact:

Leigh Richards
The Right Image
07758 372 527
0870 850 7631
leigh.richards@therightimage.eu

Or
Stephen McKenzie
ICU Global
0044 (0) 7887 611 724
0044 (0) 870 351 6580
stephen@icuglobal.co.uk








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