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Academic Markets Respond Enthusiastically to New Elluminate Products
Aug 22, 2008 (12:08 PM EDT)


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions, today announced that the K-12 and higher education academic markets have responded enthusiastically to its newly launched products. These include Elluminate Next>(TM), Elluminate vOffice(TM), and Elluminate vClass(TM).

Elluminate Next> is a bundled solution that combines Elluminate for packaging online lesson plans and Elluminate for creating standalone recordings or industry-standard audio files from Elluminate session recordings. Elluminate Next> builds on the success of the company's virtual classroom environment to support what happens during the entire online instructional cycle: before, during, and after the real-time online session.

New Elluminate Next> customers include a wide variety of academic and other organizations, such as Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Credenda Virtual High School, Center for Teaching Quality, Departamento de Educacion de Puerto Rico, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Illinois Virtual High School, Insight Schools, K12 Inc., Ministerio de Educacion Nacional de Colombia, , , Pan American Health Organization, , , , and many more.

In addition, the market response has also been positive for the company's low-cost, single-room solutions Elluminate vOffice for 5 to 20 users and Elluminate vClass for 25 to 200 participants. These products add additional seats and record/playback functionality to the popular Elluminate vRoom, a free, three-person virtual room. New customers include Alliance for Distance Education in California, Baltimore County Public Schools, , , Christian Children's Fund, Educational Service District 112, eLearnAustralia.com.au, Illinois Association of School Business Officials, Illinois Principals Association, and United Jewish Communities.

"Our three-seat vRoom had become too small, so we made the logical progression to Elluminate vOffice," said Chris Sutton, Managing Director of eLearnAustralia.com.au. "The communication and collaboration are exactly the same, if not better than face to face, with no extra overhead or infrastructure to worry about, and I have the ability to employ the best people, wherever they are. Plus, Elluminate is just as effective for meeting with clients and prospects."

Effective immediately, the company is offering two back-to-school specials for a limited time. Elluminate http://www.elluminate.com/v-series/ customers can save 20% on Elluminate Next> if purchased by September 30, 2008. Those interested should contact their Elluminate sales representative. At the same time, Elluminate vOffice and Elluminate vClass are generally available at a 20% discount as well. For more information, visit .

"Elluminate is thrilled to be experiencing such an overwhelming response from the marketplace for these new products," said Maurice Heiblum , president of Elluminate, Inc. "We believe this is validation of our decision to expand our product line in two directions, making it simple for anyone to deliver engaging online sessions and distribute post-session content with Elluminate Next>, as well as to allow entry-level users to experience the benefits of real-time web collaboration with Elluminate vOffice and vClass."

Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration that deliver exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates, and higher ROI. The Elluminate Learning Suite(TM) includes Elluminate for building online session plans, Elluminate for real-time session interaction, and Elluminate (TM) for post-session content distribution. Elluminate has served more than 300 million web-collaboration minutes to over 3 million teachers and students located in 185 different countries.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, including ADP, Apple Computer, http://www.elluminate.com , , Florida Virtual School, , , K12 Inc., London Knowledge Lab, Los Angeles Unified School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Novell, Queen's University, Royal Veterinary College, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, , and many more. The winner of several prestigious awards, the company is also one of Deloitte's 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies and is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing, 2008. For more information, visit .

Elluminate and are trademarks or registered trademarks of Elluminate, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

CONTACT: Alisa Valudes or Shahed Ahmed, both of Merritt Group, pr@elluminate.com+1-703-390-1500, , for Elluminate, Inc.

Web site: http://www.elluminate.com/ http://www.elluminate.com/v-series//