Burlington, Mass., March 14, 2005 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of real-time collaboration solutions for government networks and eGovernment, announced today that the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has renewed its license subscription for InfoWorkSpace under the Joint Intelligence Virtual Architecture (JIVA) contract, for the seventh consecutive year.
Sponsored by the DIA, the JIVA program provides the Intelligence Community with state-of-the-art secure, scalable and reliable collaboration capabilities to ensure rapid response, seamless coordination and integration of diversely skilled and independently located organizations, and successful execution of critical missions around the world, using InfoWorkSpace (IWS). This deployment transcends not only all direct U.S. intelligence agencies, but also the individual branches of the U.S. military as well as inter-agency Communities of Interest.
“Now, more than ever, our company is honored and proud to assist the DIA in its world-wide mission to support our nation’s efforts in intelligence, vigilance and readiness,” noted Harry. B. Heisler, Vice President and General Manager of Ezenia Government Systems. “We believe that InfoWorkSpace, with its focus on security, scalability, reliability, and continued enhancements of real-time collaboration capabilities, demonstrates consistent and unmatched operational value to our nation’s intelligence gathering and warfighter’s efforts in the global war on terror”.
Since 1998 InfoWorkSpace, with its powerful capabilities such as virtual buildings, offices, and meeting rooms coupled with advanced real-time and web-based collaborative tools such as secure instant messaging, audio conferencing, video casting, application sharing, shared viewing, information persistence, and extensive auditing capabilities, has been a trustworthy and effective collaboration solution deployed and used by the JIVA program to improve the timeliness and responsiveness of gathering, assimilating and disseminating information within the Intelligence Community. This proven success of sustained performance and demonstrated endurance has enabled Ezenia to expand the deployments of InfoWorkSpace into many other branches of the government, including the U.S. Joint Force Command, Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.
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 the 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 messaging, white boarding, screen sharing and text chat. The ability to discuss projects, share information and modify documents allows users to significantly improve team communication and accelerate the decision-making process. More information about Ezenia! Inc. and its product offerings can be found at the company’s Web site,www.Ezenia.com.
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