NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 21, 2008 — Ezenia, Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN – News), a leading provider of real-time collaboration solutions for corporate and government networks, announced today that it has received an initial order for its InfoWorkSpace (IWS) products from the US Department of Education. The order is part of the Department of Education’s External Emergency Communication System, which is being established to send emergency and non-emergency notifications, information and/or guidance to public and private state and local education agencies.
Ezenia InfoWorkSpace (IWS) will constitute the conferencing, collaboration, and notification backbone for the new system, providing the ability to respond quickly and distribute securely classified and unclassified information within the Department of Education. InfoWorkSpace was selected for this system due to its rich collaboration and communication tool suite, ease-of-use, proven security and reliability, and its flexibility in linking to mass notification systems.
“Our ability to develop a rapid response to any threat or hazard directly impacts the number of lives we can save. We depend heavily on the capabilities of our communication tools and infrastructure to be able to respond quickly,” said Winona Varnon, Director of Security Services for the Department of Education. “InfoWorkSpace will let us meet instantly and share all forms of information — allowing us to reach informed decisions and set notification plans in motion at the earliest possible moment.
” Ezenia brings its collaboration solution to the Department of Education through partnerships with Unisys and EMTEL. Unisys is the prime contractor and system integrator for the program. Joining forces, Ezenia, Unisys and EMTEL bring together all the components necessary to deliver the integrated collaboration-notification service nationwide.
“While we are migrating to new government agencies and commercial markets the value add of InfoWorkSpace, secure information sharing, remains constant,” said Gene Wolf, Executive Vice President of Operations for Ezenia, Inc. “Our strategy is and will continue to be, the investment in our existing customer base and the natural migration path to new markets such as the Department of Education and beyond.”
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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