Nashua, NH, July 27, 2005 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of secure real-time collaboration solutions for government networks and eGovernment, announced today that Kenneth Garofano has joined the company as Vice President of Strategic Media Technology reporting directly to Khoa Nguyen, Ezenia Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
As the President and Founder of Zydacron, Inc., Mr. Garofano is well regarded as one of the pioneers in the videoconferencing industry. He grew this New Hampshire-based videoconferencing business to an 18% market share in the U. S. Military and a 20% market share in the telemedicine industry, delivering over 100,000 videoconferencing clients. Prior to Zydacron, Mr. Garofano was a founding member and Vice President of Operations for Itran Corporation (now Robotic Vision Systems, Inc.) a manufacturer of machine vision systems for the industrial marketplace. Before starting his 22-year entrepreneurial career, Mr. Garofano was Director of Strategic Planning for the Modicon Division of Gould, Inc.
“Ken’s broad business experience, general management skills, entrepreneurial energy, and media communications expertise not only complement the company management team but also provide me an additional source of advice and guidance in developing our business and growing the company,” remarked Khoa Nguyen. “As the company refines and enhances its product offerings and strives to increase its market share, Ken will be responsible for developing communication products to enhance our collaboration solution and, together with the leadership in our engineering organization, formulate and develop technology partnerships and strategic alliances”.
“This is an exciting time to be joining Ezenia,” commented Mr. Garofano, Vice President of Strategic Media Technology. “Ezenia’s product InfoWorkSpace is deployed worldwide by both the US Military and Intelligence Agencies. In addition, we are starting to penetrate into Healthcare and other non-military opportunities. When and where there are mission critical communications, be assured that InfoWorkSpace will be a requirement. I have known Khoa for a number of years and am excited to become a member of his team. As we move forward, you will continue to see innovative, useful technology coming from us. With the recent additions to the senior management staff, we are building the resources we will need to spur the next level of our growth”.
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.
Note to Investors
Statements included herein that are not historical facts include forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual operating results to differ from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the considerations that are discussed in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis section of the Company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, such as the evolution of Ezenia!’s market, its dependence on major customers, rapid technological change and competition within the collaborative software market, its reliance on third party technology, protection of its propriety technology, its history of liquidity concerns and operating losses, and other considerations that are discussed further in this report. Copies of the Company’s 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, or other publicly available financial information, may be received at no charge by contacting Investor Relations at Ezenia!.
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