Nashua, NH, May 17, 2010 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of real-time collaboration solutions for corporate and government networks and eBusiness, has received two renewal orders from the Air Force, totaling approximately $1M in license royalties for the Ezenia flagship product line, InfoWorkSpace, for continued support of Air Force Warfighters.
These licenses are employed within the Combatant Commands Air, Space and Coalition Air Operation Centers (AOC) and support Air Force Reserve (AFR) and Air National Guard (ANG) sites throughout the world. For the fifth year running, these awards allow the Warfighters to take advantage of the secure communication, conferencing, and collaboration capabilities found within Ezenia’s InfoWorkSpace product line to deliver real-time information sharing, provide situational awareness, and perform command and control activities.
“Both contracts dovetail nicely with the training services and field engineering support awards previously announced, as we have the Central Command (CENTCOM) Coalition AOC in Qatar, the Air Force Space Command’s Space Operations Center on Vandenberg AFB, CA, Combined AOC-X and 710th AFR Unit at Langley AFB, VA, 701st AFR Unit at March AFB, CA, 157th ANG Unit at St Louis, MO and the 112th ANG at State College, PA to upgrade and train”, commented Keith Baron, Vice President of Customer Assistance & Field Support. “The licenses are truly cost-effective, allowing up to 36000 Warfighters per day, or 12000 per shift, to have differing levels of interaction and/or receive multimedia briefings, all at the same time,” further noted Mr. Baron. “With a minimal investment of a few dollars per month per user, Warfighters across the Air, Space, Combined or Coalition Operations Centers have, at their disposal, the flexibility and freedom to leverage their knowledge base as they interconnect with each other around the globe, either within an AOC or across all AOCs via federation capability.”
The AOC’s continued support of InfoWorkSpace further demonstrates Ezenia’s exceptional performance in secure information-sharing solutions and customer service. “Our first sales execution pillar is to build from the existing customer base within the Department of Defense,” said Rene Rodriguez, Vice President of Government Business. “With strengths in scalability, security, persistent multi-user chat, and real-time conferencing, InfoWorkSpace continues to be the clear choice. As current and potential customers factor in the products extreme cost effectiveness, we expect to expand the footprint of InfoWorkSpace across multiple government agencies.”
About Ezenia! Inc.
Ezenia! Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB), founded in 1991, is a leading provider of real-time collaboration solutions, bringing new and valuable levels of interaction and collaboration to corporate networks and Internet. By integrating voice, video and data collaboration, the Company’s award-winning products enable groups to interact through a natural meeting experience regardless of geographic distance. Ezenia! products allow dispersed groups to work together in real-time using powerful capabilities such as instant audio and text chat, white boarding, screen sharing and secure file storage. The ability to discuss projects, share information, and modify documents allows users to significantly improve team communication, enhance overall situational awareness and accelerate the decision-making process. More information about Ezenia! Inc. and its product and service offerings can be found at the Company’s Web site, http://www.ezenia.com .
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