NASHUA, N.H. (May 22, 2007) – Ezenia! Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB) has retained Carmen Group, a Washington D.C. government relations industry leader, to assist Ezenia in refining and executing the company’s federal marketplace strategies.
Carmen Group will focus on presenting Ezenia’s family of real-time collaboration products to the Department of Defense and related markets, building on the company’s strong partnerships with the intelligence and war fighting communities. Carmen Group will support the identification of key strategic opportunities as they emerge in both evolving and adjacent markets, develop and revitalize relationships and high-level discussions with stakeholders of this critical technology in the congressional and federal agency communities, and reach out to key end-users and decision-makers within DoD, the intelligence community and civilian agencies that continue to experience the urgent need for secure collaboration capabilities.
Khoa Nguyen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ezenia, said, “With the addition of Carmen Group to the Ezenia team, we significantly expand our federal sector expertise. A proactive approach to our government relations strategy will further Ezenia’s ability to partner with the federal government as new needs and policy evolve. Carmen Group`s proven record of results for clients demonstrates that they are highly qualified to represent Ezenia in this arena.”
Carmen Group’s Procurement Solutions practice, specializing in government relations strategy and business consulting for both defense industry and technology-based companies, brings an unsurpassed command of the budget and acquisition processes, decades of collective experience, and strong advocacy relationships. These capabilities and resources enable Carmen Group to establish strong links between government and industry.
“We are very excited to be working with Ezenia,” Carmen Group CEO David Carmen said. “Our Procurement Solutions practice’s expertise will amplify the effectiveness of Ezenia’s strategic focus and energy. We are enthusiastic about the company’s mission of enabling superior collaboration and communication in critical government initiatives.”
About Carmen Group
Carmen Group is a leading Washington, D.C. government relations strategy and consulting firm with specialty practices in Defense, Procurement, Technology, Education, Homeland Security, Healthcare, Taxation, Transportation & Infrastructure and Water & Environment. For more information, visit www.carmengroup.com.
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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